With a firm understanding of how fashion moves through concept, development, production, to retail, Kaity is a strong asset to any creative team. Her diverse skills from visual merchandising, fashion design, and product development have helped Kaity become well balanced in the fashion industry.
At Lands' End, Kaity works in product development as a Global Sourcing assistant. In this role she is responsible for daily communication and follow up with vendors, mills, and business partners. She also monitors and tracks C2C (concept to customer) calendar milestones and all sample, fabric, and CAD development. To make this happen, she spends her day working in IPLM and Microsoft Office.
During Kaity's career at Forever 21, she took on management roles on both the visual and operational side of the business.
As a visual merchandiser and manager, she and her team won District and Regional awards for "Best of the Best" floorsets as well as National Best of the Best for her team's 2013 Holiday Floorset. She demonstrated leadership, teamwork, and working well under pressure while meeting time constraints. She took pride in training others on visual standards and had a sharp, creative eye for detail.
While Kaity was training her visual staff, she was also coaching and leading sales associates on store maintenance while also taking on hiring and new employee orientations. This lead Kaity to take on the Co-Store Manager position where she trained management on not only visual practices, but operational duties as well. Pushing to meet sales goals and milestones, Kaity aimed in hiring the best in customer service to grow her team.
As an intern in the production department, Kaity worked with AS400 (PO system), Photoshop, and Excel to create line sheets and fit notes. She was assigned to help with fittings and assisted designers and pattern makers in problem solving. Twice a week she attended inspection in factories and worked with quality control and fabric vendors.
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