buyer merchandise manager resume example with 8+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Emerging Buyer with over 8 years of progressive retail experience. Well-versed in planning and executing daily and special inventory buys. Proficient in purchasing and procurement environments. Expert at supporting businesses with high-quality, reliable goods delivered on consistent schedule.

  • Vendor Relationship management for added leverage and partnership development
  • Product assortment planning; assembling color stories seasonally for visual excellence
  • Financial planning based on sales analysis implemented seasonally and quarterly
  • Syndicated data analysis: Product sell through, vendor profitability, percent of sales by categories
  • Retail math
  • Proactively track category sell through to allow for swift quarterly reaction plans.
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask
  • Inventory Controls/replenishments and allocation to maximize sales
  • Develop marketing plans based on marketing target area and managing events and specialized online marketing content.
  • Utilize Retail based data entry for initial markup pricing, margin controls and scheduling markdowns
  • Collaborate with business administration staff
  • Superior verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with emphasis on leadership
  • Data entry, Retail
  • Financial planning, Sales analysis
  • Inventory, Stories
  • Managing, Vision
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Microsoft office
  • Strategic Planning
  • Resourcefulness
  • Pricing negotiations
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Budgeting
  • Communications
  • Organization
  • Relationship development
  • Use of Microsoft office with heavy emphasis on Excel, word, and outlook.
  • Channel creative opportunities for customized product development commiserate with branding.
  • Maintain a consistent vision for each store category
  • Streamline, Word
  • AS400, NEXT
  • Branding, Online marketing
  • Budget, Philosophy
  • Business administration, Platinum
  • Coach, Policies
  • Color, POS
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, Pricing
  • Content, Profit
  • Data analysis, Relationship management
  • Product development, Sales
  • Inventory management, Scheduling
  • Leadership, Swift
  • Marketing plans, Written communication
  • Math
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • Vendor relations
  • Purchasing procedures
  • Continuous process improvements
  • Pricing structures
  • Process and procedure development
  • Business operations
  • Problem resolution
  • Customer service
Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX Expected in Bachelor of Science : Retail Management - GPA :
  • Dean's List
  • Minored in Restaurant, Institutional and Hotel Management
Work History
The Club At Grandezza - Buyer/Merchandise Manager
City, STATE, 10/2018 - Current
  • Develop and manage yearly open to buy budget.
  • Analyze comparable sales to last year, sales to budget and future sales trends to maximize store profitability.
  • Exceed prior year profits while increasing profit margins by 25%.
  • Perform accurate monthly inventories consistent with shrink well below 1% of on hand inventory.
  • Effectively manage markdown schedule to stay in line with local competitors and turn inventory in a timely manner.
  • Develop a merchandising philosophy and best practices guideline to streamline daily operations and maintain standards.
  • Review appropriate merchandise mix and inventory levels based on vendor profitability.
  • Ability to be sales driven and results oriented by acting related to maximizing store results and P&L.
  • Cohesively assemble seasonal color stories to allow for cross merchandising throughout the store.
  • Created sales cycle plan to develop and service accounts through product marketing, prospecting, promotion and merchandising for proper product visibility.
The PGA Golf Properties - Buyer/Director of Retail Operations
City, STATE, 10/2013 - 10/2018

· Manage $506,000 in wholesale buying dollars for the PGA Golf Club, PGA Center for Learning and St. Lucie Trail golf shop, schedule and attend all buying appointments and write and submit all purchase orders. Act as head buyer and head of merchandise department.

· Gross merchandise sales of $1,118,118 year to date for previous fiscal year. Exceeding last fiscal year by over $105,000 and trending to exceed previous fiscal year at current fiscal years end.

· Manage, Facilitate and oversee quarterly inventory counts at the PGA Golf Club (Avg. Inventory $284,000), PGA Center for Learning ($94,000 Avg. Inventory) and St. Lucie Trail ($26,000 Avg. Inventory), consistently posting shrink numbers less than 1% at each of the facilities each quarter.

· Manage all Special Orders totaling in $175,000 annually.

· Manage and train the stockroom coordinator and merchandise coordinator as direct reports.

· Develop merchandise standards and train the stockroom coordinator, merchandise coordinator and golf professionals to manage monthly inventory fill-in’s, gather product knowledge and manage special orders relative to each property.

· Develop and maintain relationships with over 150 current golf reps and prospective reps as well as outsourcing others.

· Develop and maintain an ongoing relationship with our 1,025 PGA golf Club members and PGA professionals.

· Compile accurate sales reports to act as a guide for markdowns and vendor profitability check points.

The Broadmoor Golf Club - Assistant Buyer/ Golf Shop Supervisor
City, STATE, 06/2012 - 10/2013
  • Manage over $156,000 in buying dollars for the main pro shop and over $15,000 in the mountain pro shop, and attend over fifty buying appointments.
  • Gross merchandise sales of $1,337,915
  • Create and maintain visually appealing displays of all merchandise in a 2,200-square foot main pro shop and a 1,000-square foot mountain pro shop (hard and soft goods).
  • Manage all special orders totaling over $125,000 annually.
  • Assist in annual inventory counts at our main with an average inventory of $350,913 and mountain golf shop with an average inventory of 100,000.
  • Hire, manage and train seasonal more than 15 seasonal interns and supervise assistant professionals and golf shop.
  • Demonstrate operating procedures of inventory management in NEXT inventory software.
  • Train and coach over 15 staff members on the Agylysis POS system and retail policies.
  • Operate and train retail interns on the AS400 reservation and tee time software.
  • Manage and process over 345 e-store orders per year, totaling in $14,000 annually.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with 670 members and frequent guests staying in one of our 744 hotel rooms.
  • Achievements: •Association of Golf Merchandisers Member since 2012 •2013,2016,2017,2018,2019 AGM Platinum Award Winner •2017 Merchandiser of the year Award South Florida Section Resort •2018 Merchandiser of the year Award South Florida Section Resort •2011 winner of GSO’s Top 100 Golf Shops in America.
  • 2012 PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award-Colorado Section.
  • 2012 AGM Front 9 Platinum Award winner.
  • Participate in Mobil five star and AAA five diamond training classes and continued education classes.
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction ratings by motivating team members to strengthen quality and increase productivity.
  • Shrunk knowledge gaps with ongoing training and close employee mentoring for new and less experienced team members.

· Association of Golf Merchandisers Member since 2012

·2012, 2013,2016,2017,2018,2019 AGM Platinum Award Winner

· 2017,2018 Merchandiser of the year Award South Florida Section Resort

· 2011 winner of GSO’s Top 100 Golf Shops in America.

· 2012 PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award-Colorado Section.

· Mobil five star and AAA five diamond training classes and continued education classes.

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School Attended

  • Texas Tech University

Job Titles Held:

  • Buyer/Merchandise Manager
  • Buyer/Director of Retail Operations
  • Assistant Buyer/ Golf Shop Supervisor


  • Bachelor of Science

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