Suzanne Bardis

Summary

Senior Merchandising Executive with proven skills and success in Product Development, Planning, Assorting, Buying, Account Management and Executive Sales. Possesses a unique skill set in merchandising developed from thirteen years of progressively challenging merchandising management responsibility for high-profile, contemporary brands along with senior positions in buying and business development/field sales. A track record in driving brands to their maximum potential amidst ever-competitive market environments. Exceptional innate ability to identify an aesthetic that sells, combined with a management discipline to develop and execute a marketing program that delivers sales and profit. A team player skilled in motivating and developing professional staff. • Analytical thinker Strong background in utilizing analytics to build balanced assortments that meet channel needs and achieve topline sales/margin objectives. Expert in detailed line-planning, SKU reduction, maximizing SKU efficiency, and controlling cost. Highly knowledgeable in competitive pricing, financial forecasting, core/replenishment program planning and engineering into costs and margins. Managed weighted margins across multiple divisions to achieve financial targets. • Creative and intuitive Highly-experienced in identifying new product opportunities and leading design and product teams to develop key programs that are on-trend, elevated, and brand-right. A fit and fabric connoisseur within active, denim, and sportswear markets. • Seasoned cross-functional partner with proficiency in managing internal teams throughout line development process. Over nine years of experience presenting brand direction, merchandising strategies, product aesthetic, key looks, and best sellers globally to Sales, Planning, Buying, Marketing, PR, and E-comm. Effective presentation and negotiating skills.

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