Dedicated manager with 25 years retail management experience. Seeking a position which will fully utalize my strong leadership abilities, multi-area experience, organizational skills and successful track record.
Sales Management Sales Techniques Customer Service Management Inventory Control
Financial Report Analysis Team Building/Coaching Business Acumen Merchandising
Selling Manager, 10/2000 to Current Saks Fifth Avenue – Dallas, TX Managed multi-departments including; Handbags, Ladies Accessories, Men's, Children's, Home and Gifts, Designer Apparel, Contemporary Sportswear and Intimate Apparel.
Managed a staff of 9-15 associates. Provide consistant leadership, training, coaching and team developemnt to associates. Motivates, develops and directs the assocaites toward successful achievment of company objectives and sales goals. Assists with onboarding and training of new hires to the Saks Fifth Avenue brand.
Maintains an awareness of the competition, as well as the developments in retail and fashion trends. Works closely with store management team and corporate buying teams to ensure correct merchandise and stock levels are in the store.
Lead and build trusted relationships with clients through needs identification and appropriate recommendations using confident communication and presentation. Resolves client problems timely and accurately.
Selling Manager, 05/1987 to 10/2000 Macy's – Dallas, TX Managed multi-departments including; Children's, Home and Gifts, Bridal Registry, Luggage and Holiday Trim.
Managed a team of 12-20 associates. Directed and supervised associates engaged in sales functions, inventory taking and customer service.
Completed associate schedules according to payroll and company directives.
Stocked and restocked inventory when new shipments were received. Reorganized and merchandised the sales floor to meet company standards. Maintained and upheld floor standards and presentation.
Successfully worked my way up from sales assocaite to processing team to department manager in 18 months.
Bachelor of Science: Marketing, 1986 University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY