Dynamic district manager with exceptional leadership, analytical and merchandising skills. Retail executive with proven track record for forming productive partnerships with merchant and vendor communities and leveraging relationships with business associates in order to drive sales.
Leader with a comprehensive background of building exceptional teams, able to develop and empower managers, as well as quickly adapt to changing priorities. Looking for an opportunity to apply my expertise, gain more knowledge, and grow with a retail company in the New York Metro or New Jersey area.
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2014, Macy's- Integral member of district team responsible for opening a new $50-million store location in the New York City Metro area in 40 years.
Key responsibilities included space planning and productivity analysis; coordinating vendor shop installations, and; training and development of store team.
2013, Macy's- Spearheaded NYC Metro area's growth strategy for top vendors including Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.
District achieved #1 sales growth in Michael Kors.
2009, Macy's- Achieved #1 sales ranking in the Ready to Wear division for the total company.
Regional/District Manager January 2007 to CurrentMACY'S INC － New York, NY
Lead consistent merchandising execution based on national guidelines and standards for 9 NYC Metro locations within select Ready to Wear businesses accounting for $80-million in volume; focusing on the emerging millennial customer.
Analyze weekly sales and stock reporting; collaborate with District partners and the stores to implement strategies and actions based on opportunities.
Partner with District Planner on assessing assortment and allocation needs by store based on "My Macy's" opportunities and development of long term merchandising strategies.
Perform quarterly analysis of current space allocations of each brand in 9 stores; reallocate square footage based on current business trends and penetrations.
Coach Merchandising Team Management on merchandise execution; build team member's skills and knowledge by participating in hands-on execution as needed.
Lead seasonal and event floor planning process by collaborating with the District Planner and Store Management.
Observe and assess the merchandise execution processes and identify areas of opportunities; recommend solutions to store.
Collaborate closely with vendor community in sales driving activities, including coordinating regional product knowledge and selling seminars.
Assistant Store Manager January 2000 to January 2007MACY'S INC. QUEENS CENTER MALL － Rego Park, NY
Pivotal member of a store management team in a $135-million high velocity location with proven record of building a dynamic team.
Responsible for sales generation, merchandising, and talent acquisition for Center Core and Ready to Wear families of business; generating $40-million annually.
Analyzed customer experience reports for insights on client shopping experiences and coaching opportunities.
Performed quarterly and annual performance reviews for direct reports.
Ensured operational compliance through training and development of associates in loss prevention and inventory control techniques.
Partnered with store manager to ensure performance goals are set, monitored, and achieved.
Key part of leadership team facilitating store renovation.
Assistant Store Manager January 1998 to January 2000MACY'S INC. KINGS PLAZA MALL － Brooklyn, NY
Drove and exceeded sales goals by developing and executing strategies; determined business-driving opportunities.
Analyzed merchandising reports to review business results and take appropriate action to capitalize on business strengths and impact deficiencies.
Used tools and analyzed documents to forecast workload and allocate resources as needed.
Directed merchandise receipt placement, replenishment and sales promotion set-up.
Planned and executed floor/fixture moves, merchandise placement and presentation.
Recruited, selected, and trained support associates.
Coached, motivated, and developed support team to reach their fullest potential and to increase productivity and efficiency.
Bachelor of Science : Business Administration Retail Management, 1987Tashkent State University of Economics － Tashkent, UzbekistanBusiness Administration Retail Management
accounting, Coach, coaching, client, driving, inventory control, leadership, loss prevention, Lotus Notes, Merchandising, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, performance reviews, processes, promotion, reporting, selling, sales, seminars, Team Management