Extensive knowledge and successful experience within the Fashion Industry. I graduated in 2007 with my Associate of Arts Degree from FIDM in Merchandise Product Development while at the same time interning at BCBG Max Azria in the buying department. From May 2007-June 2009 I was the Assistant Buyer at Diane's Beachwear. I analyzed best selling reports to recommend reorders, markdowns, transfers, returns, I partnered with Swimwear Buyer Marni Chomenko to coordinate future season’s merchandise plan, coordinated travel arrangements and appointments for LA Market, MAGIC, Agenda, open vendor days and developed Buyer’s Procedures handbooks. After being promoted, from June 2009-June 2015 I worked at Diane’s Beachwear as the Sportswear and Accessories Senior Buyer. In addition to the responsibilities to budget, implement and execute the buys for Diane’s Beachwear, I was responsible for the following: Consistently met and exceeded department sale goals, prepared comprehensive financial analysis. Open to buy and recommendations for all divisions, reported directly to Owner Linda Diane Biggs, managed over 50+ vendors; established relationships, communicated, negotiated and finalized orders. I oversaw, trained and delegated Assistant Buyers, given sole responsibility for Sportswear, Accessories, Footwear and miscellaneous divisions, performed analysis of different system approaches to meet market and store needs and utilized creative skills to design and implement private label collections.
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