An accomplished, consumer focused merchandising professional with 15+ years performance in the fast-paced retail industry. Results driven experience includes strategic assortment planning of $140M product portfolio, new concept ideation, and product development. Ability to stay current with industry trends, while ensuring portfolio meets needs of target consumer segments. ??
Expert working cross-functionally with a variety of partners and stakeholders in Supply Chain, Marketing, Creative, Analytics, Finance, and Customer Service, as well as, manufacturing and drop-ship suppliers. Skilled in procuring new suppliers and negotiating costs to meet target retails and margin goals. Key participant in Supply Chain Operations teams, including Sourcing, Planning, Manufacturing, and Warehouse Operations.??
A proactive leader with the ability to hire, train and motivate team, but always willing to roll up the sleeves to try something new or get the job done. No task is too little. Possesses exceptional work ethic and commitment to meet business objectives. Significant experience conducting analyses and presenting recommendations to senior level executives.