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Professional Summary

Resourcefull sales manager equipped with extensive experience in retail management and and sales. Employs excellent leadership skills and multi tasking strengths.

Skills
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Customer service oriented
  • Staff motivation and discipline
  • Recruitment and training
  • Business development
  • Sales coaching
  • Inventory management
  • Focuses on service and sales needs
  • Goal oriented
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
Work History
Visual Merchandising Manager, 07/2017 to Current
Theory Orlando, FL
  • Maintain daily records of all transactions and generate reports for store manager.
  • Train staff to clientele and dilever outstanding customer service.
  • Motivate sales team to improve moral, performance and store revenue.
  • Analyze marketing information and translated it into strategy plans for customer growth.
  • Assisted with recruitment and training of staff.
  • Anticipated consumer buying patterns to create a purchase and inventory plan.
  • Set and recommended mark-up rates, mark-down rates and selling prices for merchandise.
  • Set and recommended mark-up rates, mark-down rates and selling prices for 
Visual Merchandising Manager, 10/2016 to 07/2017
BCBG MAX AZRIA Orlando, FL
  • Developed my store's clientele program by 50% while achieving daily personal goals.  
  • Motivated and Inspired the team to higher performance and exceptional customer service.
  • Trained, motivated and developed selling staff to reach store 
  • Executed floorsets set by cooperate partners/visual team.
  • Assist in the recruitment, hiring and development of the store team associates that represent the BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP brands and business culture.
Sales Manager, 02/2014 to 01/2017
Kenneth Cole Productions Orlando, FL
  • Coached employees in successful selling methods and encouraged cross-selling additional products and services.
  • Ran markdown reports, managed store replenishment and analyzed buying reports.
  • Created visual marketing and styled window displays.
  • Conferred with store managers to obtain information about customer needs and preferences.
  • Assisted with recruitment and training of staff
Education
Bachelor of Science: Business Management , Currently enrolled
Saint Leo University - Tampa, FL
Additional Information
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Professional Summary

Retail professional with extensive knowledge of Visual merchandising.

Many years experience in creative and independent positions within busy large scale retail environments,specializing in furniture and homewares.

Currently employed by Freedom as the Visual merchandising Manager at the Chadstone Store.

Ten years previous visual merchandising employment at IKEA, encompassing a broad range of experience, from ground floor/ hands -on visual merchandising to management of the Deco (Design & Communication) Department

Experience in large retail management teams

Skills
  • Motivated team player
  • Computer literate
  • Active listening skills
  • Consistently meets sales goals
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Creative
  • Merchandising solutions
  • Skilled problem solver
  • Personable
Work History
Visual Merchandising Manager 06/2011 to Current
Freedom Chadstone
  • Maintain a high level of visual presentation of the store in accordance with the Support Centre Merchandising direction
  • Plan and implement store layouts and placement of furniture and home wares products
  • Ensure that merchandising choices are commercially viable achieving the maximum sales possible and enticing the wants and needs of the customer
  • Maintaining merchandising standards in order to strengthen Freedoms corporate presence in the market place
  • Planning, preparation and execution of sales floor for new range changeovers and all promotions
  • Creating roomsets, podium and window displays
  • Part of the store management team including opening and closing the store
  • Maintenance of fittings, fixtures and all POS material
  • Effectively communicating with staff
  • Taking part in roll- out of new store layouts/ Rebuilds at all Victorian Freedom stores- Oct- Dec 2012
  • Conferring with Store manager on a daily basis about Sales and merchandising solutions
  • Monitoring trends and keeping up to date with social media
  • Educating employees on new merchandise during seasonal workshops.
Assistant Store Manager 01/2009 to 06/2009
Kikki.K Southland
  • Assistant Store Manager at the flagship Southland store.
  • Encompassing all aspects of retailing with a focus on "World class customer service".
Office manager 01/2005 to 01/2011
Greenhouse Landscaping Rowville
  • office administration.
  • Accounts,superannuation,MYOB,dealing with clients and staff
Visual Merchandiser/Interior specialist 01/1991 to 01/2001
IKEA Moorabbin
  • Visual merchandising specialist
  • Travel to all east coast Australian IKEA stores to help with rebuilds and new store openings
  • Working as a stylist for the first IKEA catalogue to ever be produced outside of Sweden, which was based in Sydney over 3 years including planning, location finding, photo shoots, styling etc.
  • Travel to European IKEA stores in London, Sweden,Denmark and The Netherlands and then implementing ideas and merchandising solutions back in Australian stores
  • Travel to IKEA Switzerland to assist the Furniture Buyer with a new range of outdoor furniture for the Australian market and coming up with a merchandising solution for it.
  • Establishing and writing an IKEA Training manual "Day 2-90" for new trainees, encompassing all aspects of V.M.
  • Participating in IKEA management training.
  • Working at Home Beautiful magazine for 3 months to gain styling experience, organised by IKEA
  • IKEA service award for 10 years service
Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Interior Design R.M.I.T - Melbourne

Interior Design Colour planning for decoration-short course


Additional Information
  •  I enjoy working with people and am interested in all areas of Retail Visual merchandising. I am happy in both a team environment and working independently. I am highly motivated, energetic, well organized and find this industry challenging & rewarding
  • Interests- Spending time with my family, Interiors, landscaping/gardening, renovating, cooking, reading, skiing, painting and sewing