CV,USA Based Account, Branding Professional Targeting USA Or Globally

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 20330

Skills keywords: brand management, creative services, merchandising, sales, visual merchandising
Short Bio:

At first glance at my resume you will notice that I have a unique mix of varying industry insight and skills.. Each experience I have held over the last 10 years has helped me develop and strengthen creative competencies with an emphasis on branding and business development through sales. More recently I worked as an Account Executive responsible for an exclusive mix of retail and creative solutions for visual environments.

Current location: New York, NY - View on map
Nationality: American
Preferred Sector of Employment:  other, Retail Wholesale and Purchasing
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Relevant Qualifications

Parsons the New School for Design New York, NY: 2015

Bachelor of Business Administration- Design & Management

Personal Skills

-MS Office. PowerPoint, MS Excel; Adobe Creative Suite

-Good organizational and project management skills

-Excellent written, oral and presentation skills

-Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work under pressure

-Experienced at interfacing with retailers, sales force, internal staff, fixture layout

Career Summary

ALU and ABC Mannequins
Sales Manager USA, Canada
2013- Present

– Prospects new accounts, generated database of more than 1k new contacts 1st year

– Independently opened 3 large vol. +20 mixed tier accounts within 1st year

– Extensive knowledge and expertise with 10 years’ experience in display/ visual retail environments

– Suggests innovative ideas and customizations to creative teams

– Manages new partnerships and existing relationships with store planning, procurement and visual teams

– Understands start-to-finish approach to transform “the sale” into a personable relationship.

Assistant Visual Manager- RTW
2011- 2013

– Maintained visuals, created unique visuals experiences, i.e. seasonal appropriateness and aesthetic sensibility

– Achieved sales goals by working with sales and merchandise teams on floor moves, product placement and visuals

– Managed budgets associated with seasonal, monthly projects

– Participated in cross functional meetings with Vice President of store, Operations and District Planner

– Coordinated store displays in line with brand guidelines and strategies to increase brand awareness and profitability

– Met RTW business objectives through strong leadership, coaching and delegating tasked responsibilities

BCBG Max Azria Group
Wholesale Selling Manager
2010- 2011

– Sales manager in all facets of business; selling, visuals, merchandising and staffing

– Created and implemented merchandising guidelines, installations, visuals and supportive materials

– Improved business by 22% through hands on aggressive selling; planning, strategies and training

– Consistently above monthly sales plans by developing quarterly strategies to drive wholesale business

– Lead communication between store and corporate; cohesive buys, inventory and markdowns

– Held responsibility of managing 2 wholesale high volume accounts with sales of 2million+

Lacoste Footwear Pentland Brands USA INC.
Merchandise Coordinator
2008- 2010

– Liaison between sales and all internal departments; marketing, visual merchandising, and customer service

– Prospected new accounts and leads to improve growth and profitability; traveled 75%

– Supervised territory of 200+ Northeast and Midwest wholesale and department store footwear accounts

– Proven success in leading business development; Negotiated in-store real estate; Hands on selling, brand parameters

– Increased turnover by 16% or $20,000+ monthly

– Monitored competitive merchandising initiatives and identified opportunities to increase business and brand awareness

Safilo Group
Sales Assistant
2005- 2008

– Reported directly to Account Executive on all aspects of Giorgio Armani eyewear wholesale account for Saks Fifth Avenue

– Grew eyewear business by 253% within 6 months through aggressive selling, seminars and coaching at store level

– Reviewed orders to be sure orders were cohesive and door specific; visually merchandised product and tracked inventory

– Primary contact for communication for merchandising strategies and initiatives in-store

– Managed budgets, planned selling incentives and store events to increase sales in order to meet goals