Merchandising and pricing with expertise in planogram design and staging. Develops effective displays that visually enhance a variety of retail products to increase sales.
High energy level in performing all tasks per Corporate standards.
My career at Sears Holding spanned a time period of September 1980 through February 2016. Many positions and job titles I will be happy to discuss further in an interview.
Led 3 merchandising teams and successfully exceeded sales goals by 15%
Promoted to Assistant Sales Manager
Led effort in the opening of a new store
Oversaw entire store remodel on 2 different occasions per corporate standards
Merchandising Pricing Lead February 2009 to February 2016Sears Holdings - Mankato, MN
All facets of store opening and closing duties. Including cash drawer reconciliations.
Set sales ads, price changes, seasonal and monthly resets.
Performed all pricing audits, including all signage.
Performed duties involved with company policy asset protection guidelines.
Softlines Merchandising Lead May 2007 to February 2009Sears Holdings - Mankato, MNDesigned displays to make the store experience interactive and engaging. Displayed the appropriate signage for products and sales promotions. Upheld stock levels and proper pricing for multiple product lines. Selected merchandise based on the most favorable price and quality.
In Store Support Lead February 2005 to May 2007Sears Holdings - Mankato, MN
Conducted staff meetings with sales personnel to introduce new merchandise.
Ran weekly and monthly strategy reports to analyze business trends and make recommendations.
Researched current and past business performance using online systems and available reports. Shopped competition to identify opportunities, labels and trends.
Store Marketing Lead February 2002 to February 2005Sears Holdings - Mankato, MN
Cross trained all employees to perform multi function tasks.
Printed various labels and tags for all merchandise.
Provided feedback on competitor activities and best practices.
High School Diploma : College Prep, 1980Park Rapids High School - Park Rapids, MN, USA
GeneralMankato State University - Mankato, MN, USA