Owner resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Driven and knowledgeable buyer/stylist with over ten plus years of experience overseeing multiple product lines, sourcing high end antiques and furnishings. Talented at understanding retail dynamics, forseeing upcoming trends, and working with customers needs while suggesting suitable merchandise.

Demonstrated record of exceeding revenue targets by leveraging communication skills and sales experience with personalized service.

Dedicated to enhancing customer experiences with my knowledge and a friendly approach.

  • Extensive product knowledge of antique furnishings & home decor + high end reproduction furniture
  • Sourcing & researching product
  • Relationship development
  • Business operations
  • Inventory management
  • Planning and coordination
  • Organization & attention to detail
  • Time Management
  • Strong written & communication skills
  • Retail merchandising
  • Retail sales
  • Customer service/interpersonal skills
Owner, 03/2015 - Current
American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Miami, FL,
  • Designed, set up and merchandised monthly pop-up shops creating high impact displays.
  • Source and buy all product & inventory from wholesalers, auctions & antique markets.
  • Assist customers with light interior design projects.
  • Developed long-term relationships with customers to increase sales and profit.
  • Maintained records for inventory, income, and expenses.
  • Photographed products for sale and marketed online to increase visibility and showcase current inventory.
  • Created and implemented marketing and advertising strategies to support revenue goals by promoting on multiple advertising channels and platforms.
  • Handled selection, purchasing and imports of European collectibles & antiques as well as new furniture and home decor.
  • Attend annual buying trips to AmericasMart for new product.
  • Built a successful online business collecting capital and setting up online presence.
  • Sold and actively selling merchandise on creditable platforms, One Kings Lane and Chairish.
  • Monitored and organized logistics and shipping of white glove product.
  • Created and maintained numerous wholesale accounts annually with home decor and furniture wholesalers for over ten years.
  • Researched concepts and followed industry trends to provide knowledgeable insight to clients.
  • Upheld close vendor relationships with similar small business owners to increase sales for both parties.
  • Plan and buy seasonal inventory line up.
  • Keeping up to date on design styles and forseeing upcoming design style/trends.
Retail Associate, 08/2019 - 05/2021
Columbia Sportswear Co. Baton Rouge, LA,
  • Assisted customers regarding products and interior design.
  • Maintained current store, product and promotional knowledge to drive consistent sales.
  • Processed payments and maintained accurate drawers to meet financial targets.
  • Arranged merchandise for display to highlight new styles, attract customers and enhance sales.
  • Developed and implemented strategic, social media marketing plan.
  • Visited home sites when necessary to assess and fulfill customer needs with interior design needs.
  • Assisted buying/selecting furniture, light fixtures and accessories to create unique and inviting rooms to meet customer vision.
  • Sourced new vendors and suppliers to boost product offerings and increase profit margins at each store location.
Owner, 05/2010 - 01/2018
American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals El Reno, OK,
  • Created and maintained rental contracts and documents.
  • Managed, trained and hired store employees.
  • Purchased and sourced all inventory for rentals and retail store.
  • Merchandised and staged in store products and displays.
  • Increased business by developing new marketing and promotional strategies.
  • Managed employee schedules and assigned tasks and responsibilities.
  • Provided one on one consultations with clients to determine and suggest pieces for rent and sale.
  • Styled and created custom displays for store and events.
  • Collaborated with industry vendors on marketing campaigns and photoshoots to promote product and attract new clients, including photographers, florists, gown designers, stylists and more.
  • Planned and styled numerous photoshoots/editorials and hand selected furniture, gowns and accessories as well as assisting with florals and creating mock set-ups such as table top displays.
  • Selectively coordinated weddings/events to help execute clients vision.
  • Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue.
  • Created online website and managed all inventory for online rentals and retail items.
  • Executed all logistics on delivery and set-up.
  • Initiated plan to go from brick-and-mortar to fully-online store, saving 80% in overhead and increasing revenue stream.
  • Maintained all responsibilities for brick and mortar.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Mortuary Science, Expected in 2008
Arapahoe Community College - Littleton, CO
BBA: Business Management, Expected in 2012
Towson University - Towson, MD,
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  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Towson University

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  • BBA

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