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Senior Project Manager Visual Merchandising resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary

Extensive visual merchandising knowledge across the vast majority of all retail categories; possesses a proven ability to create and implement multiple consumer-centric product displays and manage multiple projects simultaneously to ensure cohesive brand representation and growth while maintaining and improving budgets. Encouraging manager and analytical problem-solver with talents for team building, leading and motivating, as well as excellent vendor/customer relations aptitude and relationship-building skills. Proficient in using independent decision-making skills and sound judgment to positively impact company success.

Skills
  • Planogram Execution
  • Special Assignments
  • Store Displays
  • Customer Needs Assessments
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Concept Visualization
  • Visual Merchandising Oversight
  • Shipment Processing
  • Proficient in Robo Head, Illustrator, In Design, and Microsoft Suite
  • Experience with SketchUp and Photoshop
Education
California State University Fullerton, Expected in 2007 Bachelor of Arts : Communicative Disorders - GPA :

GPA: 3.24

Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA, Expected in 2011 Associate of Arts : Fashion Merchandising - GPA :
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA, Expected in 2005 Associate of Arts : General Studies - GPA :
Work History
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company - Senior Project Manager Visual Merchandising
Muskegon, MI, 07/2017 - Current
  • Managed multiple projects simultaneously; approaching each project with a full service perspective that utilizes strategy, creativity, operations, logistics, and project management.
  • Assist in conception and design of gondola, endcap and secondary merchandising of all product launches in major retailers such as Ulta, Sephora and Macy's.
  • Direct and brief vendors on launch focus(es), planograms, expectations and timing. Ensure all updates/launches are delivered in a timely and effective manner through weekly update meeting with vendors and stakeholders.
  • Managed merchandising standards and maintained consistency across distribution channels while collaborating on look and feel of visual merchandising publications to better target specific audiences.
  • Oversaw visual merchandising for new store openings and store collateral gondola updates.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with field team by coaching on merchandising techniques and applying consumer feedback to gondola updates.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to develop solutions for balancing product assortments.
  • Communicated visual merchandising information and standards including merchandising guidelines for new product launch kits to keep teams on same page.
  • Ran new product launches with global, cohesive approach focused on delivering recognizable branding and exceeding revenue targets.
  • Innovated and simplified planograms and merchandising strategies to improve processes and results.
  • Presented gondola update suggestions and layouts to management and stakeholders.
  • Maintain overall merchandising budget for respective retailers consistently decreasing spend year over year while maintaining high level of presentation of goods.
  • Responsible for PO creation and maintenance.
Pernod Ricard Usa - Merchandise Manager
Seattle, WA, 01/2013 - 01/2017
  • Lead a team of 10-12 people comprised of merchandisers and recovery team associates
  • Managed operations and logistics across multiple categories, including: Ready to Wear,
  • Handbags, Intimate Apparel, Children’s Apparel and Home Accessories
  • Responsible for planning, execution and implementation, with partnership of visual teams as well as upper management, of product strategies to maximize consumer response as well as assessment of strategies’ successes or opportunities
  • Drove sales by ensuring excellence in presentation, replenishment and signing of merchandise as well as identifying trends and initiated merchandise statements to drive business
  • Trained and developed employees on merchandising and presentation techniques to maintain high company standards
  • Ensured positive customer shopping experience by being a presence on the selling floor and leading by example
  • Reduced shortage by implementing procedures to ensure employee compliance on merchandise protection while keeping a tight focus on the accuracy of inventory levels
  • Collaborated with Trade Area Merchandise Manager on creation of floor plans and merchandise needs
  • Constructed weekly schedules to maximize productivity while minimizing labor cost.
Bloomingdale’s - Merchandiser
City, STATE, 01/2011 - 01/2013
  • Positioned and placed merchandise for maximum customer response while following visual directives and guidelines in women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, fashion accessories, and seasonal accessories.
  • Maintained a safe, clean and well-organized selling floor/stock room; successfully preventing merchandise shortage and loss.
  • Contributed to floor moves by providing physical support and input on retail fixture and merchandise placement.
  • Supported selling staff by maintaining the organization of merchandise on the selling floor as well as educating peers on merchandising standards.
  • Processed merchandise through markdowns, return-to-vendors, transfers, inventory, and job-outs.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • California State University
  • Orange Coast College
  • Orange Coast College

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Project Manager Visual Merchandising
  • Merchandise Manager
  • Merchandiser

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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