Highly-qualified Apparel Merchandiser who supervises the selection, purchase, and distribution of garments for department stores. Adept at communicating with care and efficiency to relay critical information between vendors, purchasing departments and the manufacturing team. Specialises in the negotiation of production costs and prices on behalf of the purchasing and marketing departments.
Pricing and cost negotiation
Highly effective communicator
Solutions-focused leadership strategy
File maintenance for heavy vendor caseloads
Diligent and detail-orientated
December 2012 to May 2014 Jacob and Sons Clothing Company – Hopkinton, Connecticut Apparel Merchandiser
Supervised the process of requesting samples from vendors for the marketing and purchasing departments.
Oversaw the process of selecting vendors, based upon the product specification requests of the marketing and purchasing department. Performed all price and manufacturing cost negotiations according to the companyÂ’s strict product release timeline.
Facilitated the communication between various parties involved with production in order to promote strong working relationships. Maintained records of requests, complaints, conflict resolution and other communication for over 74 vendors, representing 9.8 million dollars in annual purchasing.
February 2009 to November 2012 Marshalls – London linois Apparel Merchandiser
Managed communication with over 34 prospective vendors. Solicited apparel, garment and textile samples on behalf of the buyer.
Oversaw quality assurance communications between vendors and purchasing departments, assisting with conflict resolution and negotiations on product inspection and development timelines.
2012 London University – London, England Graduate Certificate, Finance and Accounting 2009 University of London – London, Englandorida Bachelor of Arts, Fashion Merchandising Cum laude