Susan Thompson

Susan Thompson

Proven Merchandising Manager | Helping Companies Translate Their Business Goals to Reality

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A seasoned professional with experience of more then a decade in product development, sourcing, vendor development, pricing and merchandising, purchasing, budgeting, production planning and control, product management, quality management, and relationship management. Currently associated as Merchandising Manager with Allegro Creative. Skilled in long term and short term strategic planning and budgeting, forecasting, product sourcing and pricing with extensive contacts across the industry. Strategic marketing with a keen business acumen in analyzing and understanding business requirements, customer-value maximization, new business development, and revenue streams. Demonstrated capability of product development from design to finished goods followed by quality maintenance according to the required norms and specifications and desired International Standards. Proficient in managing and leading teams for running successful process operations, developing procedures and service standards for business excellence. Excellent instructional, interpersonal, and business/communication skills with the experience required to remain highly focused on achieving bottom line results while formulating robust business plans and strategies.
• Turned around 19% service levels and $400k in annual sales to 100% service levels and over $1.2 mil in sales
• Secured a $43 million dollar listing for one of the agents in the Lake Tahoe area
• Lead marketing campaigns for a global women’s accessories brand, which in creased revenue from $1.2 mil to $4.6 mil in 18 months on the Shankari line

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