RETAIL BUYER/MERCHANDISE MANAGER with 8+ years of progressive experience in delivering highly effective sourcing, procurement, marketing and monetization of products, brands and companies. Proven track record of developing and managing purchasing and retail strategies that drive brands, revenue growth and costs controls. Highly skilled and successful at identifying customer needs, new vendor sources with margin potential, managing purchasing and sales teams and strategizing marketing campaigns. Exceptional organization, leadership, team building and marketing skills. Excellent multitasker in fast-paced business and retail environments. Confident and composed with outstanding negotiation and interpersonal skills. Deep understanding of all aspects of relationship management for national and international suppliers, vendors and customers.