Accomplished Retail Merchandiser and Buyer with more than 5 years in the retail industry. Successful in attaining sales goals by tracking, ordering and supplying high-quality merchandise to fit both the brand and customer needs.
Successful in achieving sales goals through data analysis, sales planning, and product development to fit both the brand and customer needs.
Organized Retail Merchandiser and Buyer successful at maximizing profitability through vendor negotiation, sales planning and price controls.
Product Manager05/2014 to CurrentFull Beauty Brands - KingSizeNew York, New York
Successfully manage and execute buying strategies and product development for $20 million of Menswear apparel in Outerwear, Sleepwear, Underwear and Jewelry
Optimize areas of growth based on analytical evaluation of business performance and KPI's
Develop and maintain effective partnerships with vendors and cross-functional teams to drive business results including Global Sourcing, Technical Design, Inventory, and the Web team
Responsible for forecasting menswear trends and translating product designs into assortments
Develop creative strategies for brand stories in print and web media
Serve as Public Relations liaison to enhance brand awareness through media outlets.
KingSize, Associate Product Manager06/2013 to 05/2014OSP GroupNew York, New York
Exclusively responsible for full development and merchandising process for $11 million of Sleepwear and Underwear
Conduct seasonal planning meetings to develop strategy and product assortment plans through analysis of past business and market shopping
Manage domestic vendors and collaborate with global sourcing to develop brand appropriate products, negotiate costs, and ensure quality standards
Partner with inventory, creative, technical design, QA, e-commerce and global sourcing to achieve the KingSize business objectives Mentor APM's and merchandising interns.
KingSize, Assistant Product Manager02/2011 to 06/2013Redcats USANew York, New York
Participated in product development and merchandising for Swim, Licensed Apparel, Suiting, Underwear, Sleepwear, Jeans, Casual Bottoms, Outerwear, and Shorts
Coordinated turn over meetings with technical design and global sourcing for tech packet development
Responsible for updating and maintaining markup sheets, pricing roll ups, book and seasonal planning recaps Ordered, tracked and organized samples for Best Seller/High Return Review, photo shoots, and fit sessions
Worked with design team to maintain color card library and PLM seasonal color palette.
Intern09/2010 to 02/2011Redcats USA, KingSizeNew York, New York
Entered and updated pricing and product information into PLM, MOD 5 and assortment spreadsheets
Completed color selling spreadsheets seasonally
Updated landing pages and rank images on the KingSize website
Attended vendor meetings for Licensed Sports, Activewear and Accessories Assisted Account Coordinator and Stylist in a seasonal photo shoot.
B.S: Fashion Merchandising ManagementFashion Institute of Technology, State University of New YorkGPA: Magna Cum LaudeFashion Merchandising Management Magna Cum Laude
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