visual planning merchandiser resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

A high-energy professional who applies strategic planning and programming expertise in order to showcase company alignment with brand vision. A quick learner with aptitude for spatial problem solving, 9+ years of management experience and an educational background in architecture. Collaborates regularly with the company team to develop and execute the best product plans effectively and productively. Excellent communication skills and works well independently, one on one, or as a part of a cross-functional diverse team to exceed company objectives.

  • Developed and executed strategic plans to drive business through strong visual presentation, merchandising, planning and programming.
  • Ability to thrive effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • As a Visual Planning Merchandiser, changed and adapted spaces to ensure institution and business success.
  • Proficient with the strategic and technological aspects of architecture, design, planning, programming, and project development.
  • Exceptional leadership, decision-making, time management, teamwork, project management and execution.
  • Knowledge and experience with interpreting architectural drawings and schematics
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2012 to to
Bachelor's of Arts: Architecture
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM,
  • Utilized technological aspects of building design, construction, and evaluation of materials and methods.
  • Implemented strategic use of spatial relationships with planning, massing and blocking
  • Produced conceptual designs focusing on aesthetics, perception, technique, and composition
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, think strategically, and interpret architectural schematics.
  • Explored design principles and theories
  • Studied and practically implemented properties of structural materials, areas, shear and moment, flexural stresses, deflection, trusses and funicular structures.
10/2021 to Current
Service & Selling Manager Floor & Decor Alexandria, VA,
  • Manages business operations, standards, IT and facilities issues to communicate the status of policies and reports.
  • Oversees the training, development, and accountability of the team, while providing technical, analytical, and administrative support
  • Directs the service, selling, and operations to achieve an engaging and inspiring business environment.
  • Collaborates with key partners, to support operations and visual planning needs.
02/2020 to 10/2021
Visual Planning Merchandiser Ralph Lauren Houston, TX,
  • Developed and executed spatial plans and strategies for sales floor flow and product programming that aligns with corporate missions and long-range plans.
  • Produced monthly elevations and layout design strategy for the store management and operations team.
  • Facilitated a quarterly footprint update for a medium-scale institution, to offer customers more visually pleasing spatial and product experience.
  • Responsible for the overall environment and success of the retail institution while contributing to an exciting visual presentation with attention to detail.
  • Created successful business results through effective planning and merchandising.
02/2018 to 02/2020
Visual Merchandising Manager Children's National Medical Center Fairfax, VA,
  • Collaborated with store team to lead timely and effective execution of store operations and visuals while assuming accountability for the store's performance and profitability
  • Supported the recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and training of department and display candidates to drive bench strength and succession planning
  • Set clear objectives and expectations by training team members on store processes, business analysis, merchandise placement and standards for visual display infrastructures
  • Assessed store business using company reporting tools to identify department and global opportunities for the store; took smart visual risks with measurable results to maximize sales and impact customer experience
  • Maintained daily policy and procedures by assessing sales forecasting, managing payroll, and facilitating the execution of product flow
09/2008 to 03/2018
Department Manager UNM School Or Architecture + Planning City, STATE,
  • Fostered a culture of strong communication and teamwork to ensure a seamless balance between customer engagement, operational tasks, and visual priorities; stayed current and responded to interoffice communication while ensuring important company information reached all levels of the team
  • Planned continuously to build a strong internal bench strength to maintain a network of great candidates and produced personalized succession paths
  • Provided timely and specific employee feedback to create a culture of action and accountability; facilitated a thorough and thoughtful onboarding for new hires to drive a strong company culture and focus on employee engagement
  • Conducted bi-annual performance reviews to organize training and development for new and experienced staff
  • Effectively managing and training 20 employees on best practices to ensure optimal productivity
06/2008 to 04/2012
Administrative Intern Company Name City, State,
  • Prepared and updated office records, spreadsheets and presentations to support executive needs and enhance office efficiency
  • Managed sensitive information with discretion while providing administrative support to executive teams
  • Liaised between administrators and staff regarding academic business, schedules, and meetings.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of New Mexico

Job Titles Held:

  • Service & Selling Manager
  • Visual Planning Merchandiser
  • Visual Merchandising Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Administrative Intern


  • Bachelor's of Arts

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