Passionate and hard-working Garment Merchandiser who diligently manages purchases and product distribution within major department store chains. Excels at utilising effective and efficient modes of communication to connect buyers with manufacturers. Specialises in price negotiation and conflict resolution between vendors and purchasing departments.
Pricing and cost negotiation
Strong communication skills
File and account maintenance
Enthusiastic team player
November 2012 to June 2014 Collelo Manufacturing – New Burllington, MA Garment Merchandiser
Facilitated the development of strong working relationships between vendors and purchasing department, managing the requests for samples and overseeing the quality of general production.
Maintained clear communication with various vendors. Kept clear records of communication and requests for a total caseload of 56 vendors, which represented over 14.3 million dollars in annual purchasing.
Liaised with quality assurance and purchasing departments in order to inspect products and provide timely feedback to the product development departments and vendors.
March 2009 to October 2012 T.J. Maxx – London linois Garment Merchandiser
Managed selection of vendors and procurement of textile and garment samples from a pool of over 45 prospective vendors.
Spearheaded the selection of vendors based upon the product requests of the purchasing department. Negotiated purchases according to the buyerÂ’s strict timeline.
Supervised conflict resolution process between vendors and the purchasing department, offering production alternatives and identifying solutions for the product development team.
2012 Northeastern University, London Graduate Certificate, Finance and Accounting 2009 University of London, Englandorida Bachelor of Arts, Fashion Merchandising