I have an extensive background in retail and merchandising with proven success. I received a BS in Marketing from Clemson University and also studied Fashion Retail and Sales at the University of Westminster in London. My position at Belk has given me hands on experience in Retail Buying for a diverse division of a large company. I work closely with the Girls 7-16 Buyer to develop multiple assortments that hit our gross margin targets and achieved company sales goals across multiple seasons for FY15. I personally drive our Ecommerce business by individually buying off price merchandise and negotiating these reduced costs with vendors. Additionally, I developed and executed a successful omni channel marketing campaign for the business that has replaced outdated strategies. My time with Nordstrom gave me a well-rounded view of the sales floor in three different store environments - department store, boutique, and discount store. Knowing how the customer shops at this level has helped me succeed in driving a multi channel retail business. Drawing from this background allows me to visualize how different stages of the product lifecycle both directly and indirectly affect business to consumer sales. I am driven, flexible, organized, and a quick-learner - all qualities that are necessary to succeed in the business of fashion. I have formed and maintained strong relationships with customers as well as vendors, and I have worked on buying/planning teams as well as sales teams. I believe I am a strong candidate for this industry.