merchandise coordinator resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Executive Profile

A talented and accomplished Professional with an extensive background in Visual Merchandising,Design and Management. Began my career as a Jr Visual Assistant and excelled to the Visual Director position in 2 years.

Skill Highlights
  • Motivated Leader
  • Self-motivated
  • Customer-oriented
  • Proficiency and expertise in Visual Merchandising and Planning
  • Diverse market and industry knowledge
  • Ability to multitask on many levels
Core Accomplishments
  • Over 15 years of experience in the retail industry with management  experience.
  • Excellent training and leadership abilities.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to plan and coordinate events in store
  • Designed and Created the Saratoga Race Directive for Macys 2011 to be utilized by four district stores.
Professional Experience
Merchandise Coordinator, 07/2014 to Current
Bevmo Holdings LlcOrinda, CA,


  • Retail Merchandising at the Store level
  • Construct and or assemble store displays
  • Photograph displays and current directives
  • Responsible for Staff development and training
  • Developing vendor partnerships and negotiating space for maximum exposure
  • Execute Monthly Directives for Big Box Vendors
  • Responsible for Vendor Installations
  • Attend Conference calls monthly and provide feedback
Visual Director, 05/2008 to 04/2011
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.Athens, GA, United States
  • Responsible for all implementation visual directives for one location
  • Hired and trained several potential candidates for the position of assistant
  • Accountable for a staff of three aspiring visual merchandising  assistants
  • Change or rotate window displays, interior display areas, and
  • signage to reflect changes in inventory or promotion.
  • Develop ideas or plans for merchandise displays or window decorations.
  • Maintain props and mannequins, inspecting them for imperfections and applying preservative coatings as necessary.
  • Take photographs of displays and signage.
  • Consult with advertising and sales staff to determine type of merchandise to be featured and time and place for each display.
  • Arrange properties, furniture, merchandise, backdrops, and other accessories, as shown in prepared sketches.
  • Construct or assemble displays and display components from fabric, glass, paper, and plastic, using hand tools and woodworking power tools, according to specifications.
  • Collaborate with others to obtain products and other display items.
  • Use computers to produce signage.
  • Dress mannequins for displays.
  • Select themes, lighting, colors, and props to be used.
  • Attend training sessions and corporate planning meetings to obtain new ideas for product launches.
  • Instruct sales staff in color coordination of clothing racks and counter displays.
  • Store, pack, and maintain records of props and display items.
  • Prepare sketches, floor plans or models of proposed displays.
  • Cut out designs on cardboard, hardboard, and plywood, according to motif of event.
  • Install decorations such as flags, banners, festive lights, and bunting on or in building, street, exhibit hall, or booth.
  • Create and enhance mannequin faces by mixing and applying paint and attaching measured eyelash strips, using artist's brush, airbrush, pins, ruler, and scissors.
  • Attend yearly trainings
Billing/Secretarial, 02/2007 to 03/2008
Cicero Chiropractic CenterCity, STATE, United States


  • Direct or coordinate the supportive services department of a business, agency, or organization.
  • Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Set goals and deadlines for the department.
  • Acquire, distribute and store supplies.
  • Perform general office duties such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence.
  • Perform personal bookkeeping services.
  • Calculate and prepare checks for utilities, taxes, and other payments.
Co Sales Manager, 08/1997 to 04/2004
ExpressCity, STATE, United States


  • Created and met daily sales goals within the company standards
  • Direct and supervise employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for customers.
  • Instruct staff on how to handle difficult and complicated sales.
  • Provide customer service by greeting and assisting customers, and responding to customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Plan and direct staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales and service programs.
  • Hire, train, and evaluate personnel in sales or marketing establishments, promoting or firing workers when appropriate.
  • Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service.
  • Monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts.
  • Advise dealers and distributors on policies and operating procedures to ensure functional effectiveness of business.
  • Assign employees to specific duties.
  • Enforce safety, health, and security rules.
  • Examine merchandise to ensure that it is correctly priced and displayed and that it functions as advertised.
  • Plan and prepare work schedules and keep records of employees' work schedules and time cards.
  • Establish credit policies and operating procedures.
Bachelor of Science: Fashion Design, Expected in
Lasell College - Newton, MA
Successfully completed an Original 12 piece Women's clothing line for Lasell College Ceremonies.
: Fashion Design, Expected in
Art Institute of Seattle - Seattle, WA
Maintained a 3.8 GPA
: Art, Expected in
Onondaga Community College - Syracuse, NY
Superior Visual Merchandising expertise
Vendor Negotiations
Workflow Planning
Time Management
Staff Development
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/Elements
Floor Planning and Implementing Planograms

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School Attended

  • Lasell College
  • Art Institute of Seattle
  • Onondaga Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Visual Director
  • Billing/Secretarial
  • Co Sales Manager


  • Bachelor of Science

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