Experienced Textile Merchandiser who plays supervisory critical roles within the sourcing, selection, pricing and distribution of high-quality fabric and accessories. Excels at negotiating purchasing costs on behalf of garment manufacturers. Specialises in the selection of wash standards, prints, embroidery and other details for textiles during the sample approval phase.
Garment selection and procurement
Pricing and cost negotiation
File maintenance for heavy vendor caseloads
Effective and efficient communicator
Solutions-focused leadership strategy
Diligent and detail-orientated
September 2012 to July 2014 JJS Textiles and Garment Manufacturing – Hopkinton, Connecticut Textile Merchandiser
Supervised fabric and accessory approval from sample requests delivered by various vendors. Presented the final selections to marketing, purchasing and development departments for final approval.
Spearheaded the vendor selection process as per the specified requests of purchasing and marketing departments. Maintained clear and comprehensive communication records for a caseload of over 56 textile vendors, including all complaints, negotiations and requests.
Performed price and textile manufacturing cost negotiations, representing 6.8 million dollars in purchasing, according to the companyÂ’s needs for the garment manufacturing process.
January 2009 to October 2012 Johnson Garment Manufacturing Company – Dayton, Ohio Textile Merchandiser
Solicited textile and accessory samples on behalf of the product development team.
Supervised the selection of vendors, textiles, accessories and other products, negotiating price points and production timelines.
Managed communications related to quality assurance, supporting the conflict resolution process and overseeing all product inspections.
2012 University of London – London, England Graduate Certificate, Finance and Accounting 2009 University of London – London, England Bachelor of Arts, Fashion Merchandising Cum laude