Merchandising Specialist

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Claire Dierker

claire.dierker@gmail.com | (964) 157-2003 | New York, NY

Summary


A Merchandising Specialist with over 3 years of experience. I have a proven track record in sales and merchandising, and I am looking for a new challenge where I can use my skills to contribute to the success of the company. In my previous role as a Merchandiser at XYZ Company, I was responsible for increasing sales by developing creative merchandise displays. My background also includes working as a Sales Associate at ABC Store, where I provided excellent customer service and developed strong relationships with customers.

Experience


Senior Merchandising Specialist at Macy's, NYMay 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and executed a $5 million contract with Supplier A.
  • Led a team of 4 buyers in developing and implementing successful merchandise plans for the holiday season, resulting in increased sales by 12% over the previous year.
  • Researched new vendors and products, leading to the introduction of 20+ new SKUs that generated $3 million in revenue.
  • Analyzed customer buying patterns and made recommendations to management on product assortments, which led to an increase in gross margin from 32% to 35%.
  • Created detailed reports on monthly sales performance, inventory levels, trend analysis, etc., which were used by senior management to make strategic decisions about merchandising initiatives.

Merchandising Specialist at Bloomingdale's, NYSep 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Led the development of a new merchandising strategy that increased sales by 20%.
  • Implemented a new product pricing structure that resulted in gross margin improvement of 2.5%.
  • Developed and executed promotional plans resulting in 10% increase in customer traffic.
  • Negotiated with vendors to improve discount terms, saving the company $50,000 annually.
  • Managed inventory levels to maintain optimal stock position and turn rate while minimizing obsolescence risk.

Education


Associate of Arts in Merchandising at Queens College, NYAug 2015 - May 2019

Some skills I've learned are effective communication, time management, and organization.

Skills


  • Retail merchandising
  • Inventory management
  • Retail sales analysis
  • Store planning and layout
  • Visual merchandising
  • Space utilization
  • Product assortment

Mairany Krisman

mairany.krisman@gmail.com | (695) 217-7805 | Salt Lake City, UT

Summary


I am a Merchandising Specialist with over 3 years of experience in the industry. I have worked with some of the largest retailers in the world and have helped them to increase their sales and profits by developing effective merchandising strategies. I am an expert at creating displays that capture customer attention and drive sales, as well as developing promotional campaigns that target specific demographics. My skills also include product development, trend analysis, and market research. In addition to my work in retail, I also have experience working in event planning and management

Experience


Senior Merchandising Specialist at Macy's, UTMay 2022 - Present

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of product development and merchandising processes, contributing to the successful launch of 20+ products.
  • Acted as primary point of contact for cross-functional teams including Marketing, Sales, Finance, and Operations for assigned projects.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational skills in managing multiple priorities with competing deadlines; managed up to 10 direct reports.
  • Led weekly team meetings and presented monthly updates to management on status of open projects.
  • Wrote clear and concise project documentation that was used by other departments as training materials.

Merchandising Specialist at Target, UTJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Negotiated and secured prime placement for merchandise in high-traffic areas of stores, resulting in a 20% increase in sales.
  • Led the development and execution of effective merchandising plans that aligned with company objectives, leading to attainment of all quarterly goals.
  • Demonstrated expert visual merchandising skills by creating display concepts that increased customer engagement by 15%.
  • Managed inventory levels effectively to minimize stockouts and maximize turnover, reducing aged inventory by 30%.
  • Trained and developed 4 junior Merchandisers, who went on to be promoted within 1 year.

Education


Associate of Arts in Merchandising at Brigham Young University, UTSep 2015 - May 2019

I have learned how to communicate with people, how to stay organized, and how to be creative.

Skills


  • Merchandising
  • Retail
  • Planning and execution of merchandising plans
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Creativity