Have been in retail world on buying and selling side for 20 years and love it!
Work in conjunction with Sales and Marketing Directors daily. Create, organize and see through events for seniors in the community as well as business professionals and resident prospects. Give tours of the community and follow through with closing sale. Maintain follow up calls to prospective residents on daily basis. Offer high quality, creatively designed programs, encourage independence, respond immediately to residents needs and concerns, commitment to teamwork and open communication. Organized original Speaker Series twice monthly for resident engagement and knowledge. Put together personalized welcome baskets for each new resident before their arrival.
Have met and exceeded monthly and quarterly rent revenue goals since hired
Performed sales orientation for new hires in the community
Assist Executive Director and Resident Relations Director whenever possible
Completed training and used the CRM Database on daily basis
Work directly under the Consumer Electronics buyer. Have been the "WebStore Champion" in consumer electronics for an entire two years. Have completed numerous weekly Ads from start to finish, work extensively in the Ad Event Database, has completed all Arms forms for department. Have learned to become very efficient with "what-if" allocations, have helped with numerous "live sets" in the POG room to have a better understanding of planograms.Help to reset new or remodeled stores from start to finish, including shelving, signage, and filling with product according to the assigned planogram. Do extensive tracking for ad orders, process chargebacks/billbacks received from vendors, run Ad Sales Results weekly, create RIN#'s for new items, cut purchase orders for OTB's and then allocate these orders, request Ad images/Coops from vendors, request fixtures for resets and keep the shipping status current, do weekly Ad RPC's, retail price changes and cost changes, and perform any other special projects or research issues that are given to me. Work very closely with store employees, warehouse employees, and customers via telephone/email to resolve numerous issues.
Was awarded an "On the Spot" award from buyer in April 2013 for helping the department by being able to do all responsibilities, not just those of a Merchandiser, and doing all of this with a great attitude and quick ability to learn and takeover tasks
Completed Retail Math Combo class
Has been taking on multiple Asst. Buyer and Planner functions while still completing own duties (ex. Taking over Chargebacks, ARM forms, and price changes from the Asst. Buyer and completing weekly Ad allocation process from Planner)
Has great attention to detail and has spotted multiple errors in both the Ad Database and in proofing items that were incorrect before going "live" on our webstore
Created SKU's and purchase orders for numerous buyers. Paid very close attention to detail. Kept log of created, deleted, cancelled and released orders to maintain purchase order log to help monitor the Total Retail and Total Cost on PO's. Maintained requested Ship/Cancel/ETA dates. Changed SKU costs, hierarchies, season codes and reorder types as needed. Created detailed Excel spreadsheets for numerous reasons to keep things more organized. Purged, discontinued and activated SKU's. Created dropship orders when needed for direct to store orders. Assisted supervisor with oversized projects throughout the year.
Received my "2 Year Service Award" in August 2008
Applied for this position after only being in the company 6 months and was chosen for the job
Worked directly under Toy/Book Buyer for Dollar Tree Stores. Ran daily and weekly reports, including, weekly top sales, top selling categories, and sales by department. Tracked shipments from vendors to our DCs to ensure they were prompt. Scheduled and kept up on all buyer's appointments, especially with vendors. Maintained strong relations with both Domestic and Foreign vendors. Ran extensive research reports on product whenever needed on areas such as sales, price margins, and shipping methods. Created endcaps and planograms for stores to use in our "fake store" at the Headquarters building. Unloaded and reloaded tons of product to make things fit just right, all Dollar Tree stores used the planogram that was created by me after approval from my supervisor.
Replenished store merchandise on a weekly basis along with managing inventory within 30 plus stores. SKU volume ranged between 5-8K, depending on the store location and size. Responsible for the allocation of newly released items (dealing with CD's and DVD's). Learned how to profile 30+ stores (navy exchanges), sending certain stores different product, depending on the type of sales in each store. Identified merchandise needing markdowns due to low sell through. Monitored markdown pricing results and returned any non-selling items to the vendors.
After being with the company for a year and a half a promoting position was created for myself as part of the Auto Replenishment Specialists
Maintained very detailed Excel spreadhseets. Very familiar with job costing. Completed and input inventory transfers. Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of cost adjusting and vendor price changes. Had extensive contact with customers (in our exchanges) as well as the buyers. Responsible for store (exchange) and customer returns. Performed annual inventory control of extensive warehouse. Reported directly to department supervisor.