Michael Stern

Michael Stern

Director of Merchandising

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Strategic and creative Retail Manager with 17 years of experience and a proven record of planning and coordinating purchasing strategies resulting in exceeding budgeted sales, profitability, quality standards; extensive experience utilizing robust market research, trend analysis, and selling history to create trend driven assortments that maximize full price selling and engage and inspire the consumer. Skilled in conducting strategic, win-win, and value creating vendor negotiations; practiced in developing strategic long range vendor matrix and country of production plans while managing vendor relationships and performance. Passionate leader adept at identifying and coaching abilities while fostering dynamic learning environment aligning individuals with opportunities and roles best suited to their skills and interests.

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