Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Results oriented professional with extensive retail industry experience. Highly productive in a fast-paced environment with proven success in increasing sales and elevating merchandise presentations. Demonstrates strong abilities of providing support to retail partners, internal wholesale representatives and customers. Skilled in executing promotion strategies in conjunction with retail partners. Highly organized, allows me to work independently or as a team leader. I am energetic; detail oriented, with highly effective communication skills at all levels of management. Expertise with retail space configuration and strong merchandising at the department store level. Welcome challenges of achieving daily activities, goals and objectives. Aspire to create great partnerships/liaisons for prosperous working relationships
  • Windows XP/office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Epicor
  • Coach
  • Competitive
  • Creativity
  • Clientele
  • Clients
  • Client
  • Drivers
  • Financial analysis
  • Inventory
  • Leadership skills
  • Managing
  • Market
  • Merchandising
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Windows XP
  • Word
  • Project plans
  • Sales
  • Seminars
  • Stories
12/2018 to 05/2020
Merchandise Team Leader Concept Systems Inc. Kennewick, WA,
  • Drive sales by leading and owning Stores Own Sales tactics execution.
  • Utilize report process to identify opportunities and partner with sales managers to execute.
  • Analyze merchandising reports to review business results, take appropriate action to capitalize on business strengths and impact deficiencies.
  • Forecast workload planning and allocate resources as needed.
  • Direct merchandise receipt placement, replenishment and set sales promotions.
  • Partner with Executive teams to plan and execute floor/fixture moves, merchandise placement and presentation.
  • Execute all price changes, markdowns and signing; lead team and ensure accuracy.
  • Manage physical inventory process and ensure that shortage prevention initiatives are executed.
  • Establish a high level of merchandising expectations.
  • Coach, motivate and develop support team to increase productivity and efficiency.
  • Clear communications with store and Company objectives so management and staff are well informed.
08/2017 to 12/2018
Project Manager Excel Plastics City, STATE,
  • Coordinate internal resources for outlining, and developing new projects Meet with clients on detailed project briefs and specific requirements Develop project plan, allocation and availability of needed of resources Monitor and track project performance ensuring project remains on timeline, short- and long-term goals Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustment to project constraints based on financial analysis Function as liaison between project team and client Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients Use and continually develop leadership skills Deliver final project on time and achieving clients’ needs.
12/2009 to 08/2017
Merchandise Coordinator/Retail Development Nautica Sportswear/VF Corporation City, STATE,
  • Merchandise build compelling product stories, negotiate floor space, and maintain presentation of in-store shops to ensure optimum presentation to convey brand integrity Manage & drive business for Macy's Minneapolis metro stores.
  • Totaling $3 million annual sales volume Collaborate & build positive relationships by partnering with all of management, to drive profitable business for Macys & Nautica Reclaim control, build relevance, and improve our Brand presence at wholesale Educate & train accounts on product, merchandising, and styling best practices through seminars Launched the Nautica Style Ambassador sales program, bringing personal service to our brand & business Conduct analyses of market segments, identification of key growth drivers, opportunities & competitive products, to drive profitability and growth.
12/2003 to 12/2008
Shop Manager/Merchandise Coordinator POLO RALPH LAUREN City, STATE,
  • Maximized sales productivity at Macys Minneapolis store, while nurturing, developing, and managing the men’s Polo sales specialist team Exceeded fall 2008 sales plan by 11% Ensured all levels of communications, with building store partnerships to increase sales productivity Executed floor moves with quarterly/seasonal plan-o-grams, modified based on current business trends Creativity & space configuration for each store floor plan, achieving well balanced merchandise statements, while following corporate directives Prioritized timely processing of inventory, replenishment, back stock, price changes/markdowns, guaranteeing desired results Conducted weekly/seasonal training in product knowledge, building the sale & clientele development.
Education and Training
Expected in 1997
Associate of Science: Fashion Merchandising
Western Wisconsin Tech College - La Crosse, Wisconsin
Expected in 1997
Associate of Science: Marketing & Sales
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Expected in 1990
Associate of Art: Commercial Art
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