Reliable candidate with eight years of experience in retail management and visual merchandising.
Promoted from Visual Merchandising Coordinator to Visual Merchandising Manager (Brunello Cucinelli, USA) within 1 year of employment
Promoted consistantly from Sales Associate to Keyholder to Assistant and Visual Manager (Ralph Lauren Rugby)
Asked to travel domestically and internationally as a representative of multiple employers (Brunello Cucinelli, USA; Restoration Hardware; Ralph Lauren)
Participated in new store openings with all previous employers
Hired and developed individuals who have contributed positively to employers
Leads team of eight responsible for merchandising all Brunello Cucinelli shops and shop-in-shops in US, Canada and Mexico.
Works with wholesale department to build relatioships with key accounts including Saks 5th Avenue, Nieman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and various specialty shops throughout the country.
Plans team's extensive travel calendar to ensure all markets receive visits regularly.
Travels often both internationally and domestically on behalf of the company to ensure visual standards are being upheld and to remerchandise the collection
Manages all major projects both logistically and creatively from inception including window installations, photo shoots, special events, fashion shows and merchandising directive production
Interviews, on-boards and develops new members of the visual department
Opened numerous shop-in-shops nationwide as well as Brunello Cucinelli retail stores in Chicago, Aspen and Dallas and three outlet locations.
Developed each member of the visual team through training, coaching and providing critical feedback
Remained in constant communication with executive merchandising team-- communicated needs and executed corporate initiatives in the company's flagship NYC location
Traveled with corporate team to installations in other Northeast Region doors
Held responsible for daily Floor Leader shifts on a rotating basis in which Leaders are responsible for managing the customer experience and generating sales
Lede team of Sales Associates responsible upholding the standards of the brand while driving volume within the flagship location
Managed scheduling needs and created weekly schedules for over 50 Associates
Recruited, interviewed and on-boarded new associates on a bi-weekly basis to meet the growing staffing demands of the business
Focused on visual merchandising training through managing the seasonal roll-out process
Hosted executive team walk troughs weekly to discuss strategies, successes and opportunities
Participated in the opening of a second NYC location from recruiting and interviewing to merchandising
Merchandised both men's and women's departments to maximize sales while upholding the high aesthetic standards of a Ralph Lauren brand
Proposed, sourced, and installed window concepts
Nurtured mutually beneficial working relationships with all corporate partners and store-line co-workers fostering communication between passionate team members and appropriate executives
Traveled to other locations to assist with floor sets and merchandise the prototype store. Responsible for setting the Women's Visual Prototype and compiling photos into a directive for other stores
Managed the customer experience, often with high- profile clients, to ensure a unique, positive, and memorable experience time after time
Relocated by Ralph Lauren to a high profile store based on performance in Boston
Concentration in Public Relations
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