ASSISTANT MERCHANDISING~ Focus of Interest: Fashion | Public Relations CORE COMPETENCIES Fabric and Textile Selection Creative and Stylish Presentation Visual and Spatial Perception Project Management Correspondence/Documentation Report Preparation Customer Service Management Scheduling and Staffing Relationship Building Communication and Interpersonal Records Management QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE Creative thinker, innovative, and accomplished professional, offering strong passion for Fashion and Communications. Interested in pursuing a challenging yet rewarding career in the arena of Fashion within Merchandising and Public Relations. I would like to effectively utilize my in-depth knowledge and good sense of fashion to help generate sales and to achieve the business goals of a company.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS January 2008MAGAZINE WRITING | Gotham Writers Workshop － New York, NY
Employed excellent creativity in developing style boards, which were presented to customers to secure business partnerships, thus increasing sales revenue by 6%.
Created garments from style, cut, design, color, stitch, and fabric used to produce sellable clothing.
Made major contribution in decreasing office supplies costs and inventories by 45% through redefining and modifying the existing process.
Initiated the full implementation of monthly ordering system to maintain low inventory and costs by.
MERCHANDISING ASSISTANT January 2008 to CurrentLanier Clothes － New York, NY
Design, manage, and create look for Oxford Republic Brand.
Choose and prepare sample fabrics, reference books, and white cards while generating sample purchase orders for all fabrics and mills used to make samples for Oxford Republic.
Supervise and style visual display forms and style boards for showrooms.
Assist in project presentation for company wide sales and business meetings.
Creates complex reports for trending product and competitive pricing for sales department while ensuring full compliance with company requirements and tight deadlines.
Ensure accuracy of all information in creating accounts payable/receivable, invoicing, billing, and budgeting.
Effectively handle the planning, coordination and management of corporate meetings, seminars and luncheons while overseeing front-office operations and providing top-notch customer service.
January 2000 to January 2001ON-AIR MORNING SHOW CO KDGS Radio － Wichita, KS
Utilized excellent communication aptitude in promoting various events, campaign and programs.
Fostered strong relationships with the team and the community.
Worked hand-in-hand with the team members, driving the achievement of excellent program rating.
Provided relevant information to listeners related to various topics and issues.
PUBLICITY ASSISTANT January 1997 to January 2000Priority Records － New York, NY
Provided necessary assistance in managing publicity campaigns to promote business operations and its offerings.
Monitored and collated media clippings for monthly reports and evaluation of campaigns.
Implemented publicity campaigns for various events program under minimal supervision of the medial relation manager.
OFFICE MANAGER January 2004 to January 2008K&F Property Management － Rosedale, NY
CUSTOMER CARE SPECIALIST January 2003 to January 2004T-Mobile | L.I.C － NY
PARA-EDUCATOR January 2001 to January 2003Curtis Middle School － Wichita, KS
BACHELOR OF ARTS : COMMUNICATION AND BROADCAST JOURNALISM, 1995Langston University － Langston New York, OK NY