Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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BFA in Fine Arts Painting, Department Gallery Award Winner (Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI). Currently seeking position within the NYC arts community that will benefit from my extensive experience in retail/ people management, as well as provide an opportunity to be in a creative environment. Utilize my years of art/gallery experience to further my career in the arts.
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
General Manager, 09/2014 - 01/2017
Chenega Corporation , TX,
  • Accountable for all store operations as well as associate/leadership team management.
  • Train, develop and coach best practices to provide best service experience for guests and increase front-line sales.
  • Strong focus on networking and outreach to community organizations, schools and arts influencers to form lasting relationships that build business and community support.
  • Inventory control for over 20,000 products.
  • Frequent communication and visits with executive and district management to ensure completion of company directed objectives.
  • Store revenue of $4.2 million. Top sales district for Blick. Started 2017 at highest increase in sales for the district.
Assistant Manager, 11/2012 - 04/2014
Marcus Corporation Bellevue, NE,
  • Area of Excellence: Visual Excellence (Brand Guide floorset mapping, planning, scheduling, and execution).
  • Drove merchandise flow and fill activities.
  • Analyzed strengths, opportunities and threats in business/market.
  • Hiring, developing, coaching, and retaining top talent responsibilities.
  • Ensured brand standards by training customer service excellence, company operations, fashion confidence and the personal shopper experience.
  • Managed business expenses, payroll, and aided in scheduling.
Manager, 05/2009 - 06/2012
Rwj Barnabas Millburn/Bayonne, NJ,
  • Opening and closing management responsibilities.
  • Trained associates on re-sale buying responsibilities.
  • Maintained social network presence.
  • Handled customer concerns.
  • Worked alongside owner to improve store standards and systems.
  • Hosted bi-monthly art exhibitions.
Merchandise Asst. Area Supervisor, 07/2004 - 10/2008
Worlds Of Fun Cedar Fair Parks City, STATE,
  • Team leader for Leads, Assistant Lead, and Associates.
  • Customer service accountability for leadership positions.
  • Responsible for till accuracy, nightly paperwork completion, payroll management and operational systems.
  • Scheduled Merchandise Department associates.
  • Warehouse deliveries to all park stores.
  • Ran inventory on each store in my designated area prior to and post-season.
  • Coached visual merchandising behaviors to store leadership and associates.
  • Bart Veghts (Vice President of Retail - Blick Art Materials): (847) 681-6834 Rosanne Castiglioni (District Manager - Blick Art Materials): (415) 603-7943 Alicia Tellez (Area Human Resources Manager - Blick Art Materials): (646) 946-4812.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Expected in 2013
San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA

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