Innovative and experienced Production Merchandiser who develops overall retail sales plans, include the creation and develop of product lines, for department store chains. Excels at managing the profitability and retail growth of seasonal product lines as related to the companyÂ’s overall brand strategy. Specialises in managing various retail specialists in order to effectively produce and sell high quality merchandise whilst staying abreast of market trends.
Product line development and optimisation
Analysis of competitorsÂ’ pricing and product lines
Managing and training junior staff members
Forecasting sales, profits and future product trends
Strong communication skills
Attentive to detail
June 2011 to August 2014 CRS Corporation – Dayton, Ohio Production Merchandiser
Managed various retail specialists in order to effectively produce strong retail strategies, including the creation and develop of product lines with maximum profitability.
Spearheaded the analysis of product trend forecasts for both CRS Corporation as well as over 15 retail competitors.
Oversaw the development of strategic product development and pricing initiatives to increase sales by 6.4% in the first quarter of 2014.
July 2009 to March 2011 Evermill Retailers, Inc – London, Englandio Production Merchandiser
Developed and presented sales forecasts to marketing department representatives. Co-authored report on budgeting plans to strategically increase profits by 9% in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
analysed successful strategies of the development of our best-sellling products, developing a company-wide document of accepted general best practises for apparel product marketing.
2008 University of South London – Vermillion, South London Bachelor of Arts, Finance and Textile Science Magna cum laude