Retail Buyer with extensive sales analysis and product allocation experience spanning multiple categories
throughout 10 year career. My background includes purchasing for multiple industry leading companies with
a focus on continuous innovation and brand growth.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Nintendo NYSeptember 2013 to CurrentBuyer New York, NY
Directly drove average annual sales of over $9 MM through a combination of diligent inventory maintenance, analyzing consumer transaction trends and applying that insight to purchasing decisions in order to create the most profitable merchandise mix available.
Diversified product selections to reflect the changing shopping habits of the customer base. This resulted in revenue increases of +26% & 5% respectively over the last two years.
Monitored shipping schedules in coordination with corporate logistics team in order to guarantee time sensitive launch orders arrived on schedule.
Implemented forecasting procedures currently utilized by management for purchasing and tracking of product. In addition, carried out procedural audits to ensure compliance.
Nintendo World StoreJune 2007 to September 2013Assistant Buyer / Sales Analyst New York, NY
Compiled sales data on a weekly basis and distributed information throughout the Nintendo organization in order for senior managers to obtain snapshots on the state of business.
Identified, proposed and implemented opportunities to grow awareness surrounding the Nintendo World Store which included taking advantage of ROP advertising and expanding social media presence.
Increased interdepartmental collaboration with marketing and sales administration teams which resulted in improved stock position and inventory timing during seasonal marketing campaigns.
Filenes / Kaufmann'sFebruary 2004 to June 2006Assistant Buyer Boston, MA
Analyzed sales, inventory turn, and merchandise margins in order to improve product flow maximize annual sales in the $25 MM mattress buying office.
Negotiated with vendors to receive the best promotional features and the earliest receipt dates in the corporation on merchandise.
Organized mattress warehouse sales aimed at liquidating obsolete merchandise in our distribution centers, accounting for over $1 MM in annual sales.
FilenesJuly 2002 to February 2004Assistant Buyer Boston, MA
Monitored 96 Filenes/ Kaufmann's stores to assure proper assortment mix and adequate stock levels were achieved on a door-by-door basis in order to maximize sales in $17 MM business.
Maintained knowledge of current promotions, and policies regarding payment and exchanges in order to effectively inform 76 stores on proper procedures.
Bentley CollegeMay 2002Bachelor of Science: AccountancyWaltham, MAAccountancy
Microsoft Office Certification: Advanced Excel, Access, Power Point, Word and Outlook / Fact Based Solution Selling 1 - Analytic Certification
Delta Associates - Kennesaw Georgia (6/11 - 10/11)
Forecasting / Inventory Management / Microsoft Office Suite / GNFR Procurement