merchandise associate resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Seasoned Merchandiser equipped with extensive experience over 20 years in multiple industries, including food services, fashion and electronics. Versatile professional with detailed background in business, economics and marketing. Promotes effective brand and promotion management.

  • Retail experience
  • Pricing standards
  • Product placements
  • Markdowns expertise
  • Restocking processes
  • Sales abilities
  • Marketing knowledge
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Floor set design
  • Store maintenance
  • Power equipment.
  • Bilingual Spanish and English
  • Customer Service
  • Employee management
  • Team leader
  • Drywall installation and repair
03/2019 to 12/2021 Merchandise Associate Legends | Dyersville, IA,
  • Kept work areas professional, organized and clean.
  • Moved merchandise to retail areas and added new products to shelves, racks and bins in neat and well-presented fashion.
  • Greeted store customers, offered assistance and thanked each for patronage.
  • Arranged items in favorable positions and areas of store to attract customers and optimize sales.
  • Assisted in gathering and moving materials and equipment for assigned displays.
  • Monitored stock to maintain sufficient quantity of featured product.
  • Displayed appropriate signage for products and sales promotions.
  • Printed labels and tags for for-sale merchandise.
  • Placed prices and descriptive signage to enhance displays and promote items.
  • Constructed aisle displays and arranged end caps to promote specific products.
  • Reorganized sales floor to optimize customer flow and improve product visibility.
  • Organized engaging front-facing displays to capture customer interest and drive revenue growth.
  • Communicated and coordinated planogram execution with store management.
  • Updated seasonal displays for windows and mannequins to highlight current product lines.
  • Transported and positioned floor displays with pallet jacks.
  • Followed prepared sketches and planograms to arrange consistent shelves, racks and bins across various locations.
05/2015 to 03/2019 Deli Manager Weis Markets, Inc. | Milton, PA,
  • Maximized customer satisfaction scores by training employees well and implementing strong customer relations standards.
  • Reduced costs by controlling portion sizes and eliminating all types of waste.
  • Managed team of 7 employees in high-volume deli doing more than $16,000. in business each week.
  • Reconciled daily transactions, balanced cash registers and deposited restaurant's earnings at bank.
  • Priced and ordered food products, kitchen equipment and food service supplies.
  • Prepared and led food service training programs to teach staff various tasks.
  • Created effective marketing promotions to improve business.
  • Reduced food waste by overseeing and planning ingredients, anticipated customers and popularity of items.
  • Oversaw food preparation, production and presentation according to quality standards.
  • Coached kitchen team members and motivated performance in order to achieve demanding objectives in high-volume kitchen settings.
  • Maintained optimal inventory levels and kept food costs in line with budget limitations.
  • Planned and managed menus for weekly offerings and special events.
  • Developed and standardized new recipes to diversify kitchen offerings.
02/2012 to 08/2013 Auto Detailer Pro Sports Club | Bellevue, WA,
  • Vacuumed interior, cleaned upholstery, rugs and other surfaces and added air fresheners to interior of vehicle.
  • Waxed exterior of vehicles, removed compound with soft cloth and buffed to brilliant shine.
  • Cleaned cars both externally and internally by hand or with use of automated equipment.
  • Washed wide range of vehicles each day.
  • Restored and conditioned equipment with thorough cleaning, lubrication and maintenance.
  • Scrubbed, scraped and sprayed machine parts, equipment and vehicles using scrapers, brushes, cloths, cleaners, disinfectants, vacuums and hoses.
  • Applied wax to auto body and wiped and buffed surfaces with cloth or buffing machines to prevent oxidation.
  • Dress engine and exterior rubber, plastic and vinyl surfaces.
01/2010 to 02/2011 Assistant Store Manager Lvmh | Bronx, NY,
  • Assisted in continuous development of effective store associates to achieve desired sales and results.
  • Completed frequent walk-throughs and directed team members to correct issues impacting store appearance or professionalism.
  • Coached and developed store associates through formal and informal interactions.
  • Oversaw aspects of maintenance, inventory and daily activity management.
  • Set schedules and delegated assignments based on team strengths to optimize floor coverage and service levels.
  • Provided mentorship for employees to generate sales, promote effective upselling and cross-sell to improve retail productivity.
  • Interviewed and vetted job applicants to make effective hiring decisions and fill vacancies with strong team members.
  • Handled scheduling for store shifts across 7-day work weeks to achieve adequate staffing.
  • Oversaw daily operations of store, including inventory and supply restocking, cash-handling and assisting customers.
  • Assisted customers, answered questions and resolved problems for stellar customer service.
  • Trained staff on daily duties and supervised and provided feedback, resulting in improved performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Oversaw daily operations by delegating tasks, managing shift changes and conducting keyholder duties to open and close business.
  • Oversaw inventory receiving, stocking, pricing and returns by coordinating with vendors and directing employees.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired qualified employees to provide top-quality service.
  • Created engaging merchandise presentations to motivate impulse purchases.
  • Scheduled staff to assign employee shifts according to departmental and business needs.
  • Analyzed inventory trends to guide product ordering and develop sales promotions to minimize overstock.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2001 to to High School Diploma | Lincoln High School, Yonkers, NY, GPA:
Expected in to to | Computer And Information Sciences Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY GPA:

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School Attended

  • Lincoln High School
  • Westchester Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Merchandise Associate
  • Deli Manager
  • Auto Detailer
  • Assistant Store Manager


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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