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Sales Management

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
April 16, 2018

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Sophia L. Talley

Charlotte, North Carolina *****

(C) 704-***-****

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position that will utilize my professional, organizational, and analytical skills to improve operations and contribute to company profits.



- Over ten years of experience encompassing Office Management, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Record Maintenance, and Data Entry - The ability to meet and exceed goals as well as take corrective actions to solve problems

- A leader who is a team player, as well as, an enthusiastic and capable individual who is self-motivated individual to continue developing professional and interpersonal skills


Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, AS 400, MMS, Retek, SQL, Toad


1/13 – Present Family Dollar Stores Inc Matthews, North Carolina

Assortment Trait Administrator

1.Location Trait Custodianship

Serve as custodian of all new and existing assortment traits and values by acting as single point of contact for assortment trait value assignments and creation of new assortment trait values

Manage trait efficiency to prevent trait redundancy and to maintain streamlined assignment of traits

Own the migration from Location Lists to Location Traits

Resolve issues between Location Traits and Location Lists

2.New Store Process

Maintain the Assortment Trait Setup Form

Administer and distribute store specific versions of Assortment Trait Setup Form

Act as single point of entry for completed Assortment Trait setup Forms in Retek

Monitor and manage cross-functional compliance with New Store Setup timelines related to assortment traits only

Coordinate and monitor the completion of assortment trait assignments across multiple organization owners

3.Location Records Management

Act as Single Point of control for updates to existing store assortment traits

Partner with Category Management, Visual Merchandising and Quality Control as identified to investigate assortment trait change impacts

Coordinate assortment trait updates in Retek

Collaborate with Visual Merchandising to synchronize Store Assignment Central (SAC) Assignment Changes

Assist with creation of User Defined Attributes and Values along with Product Decision Hierarchy creations and maintenance.

4.Limited Distribution

Responsible for added items to Limited Distribution for both Basic and Fashion items

Ensure retired Limited Distribution items are removed

Coordinate across departments for Limited Distribution items, as needed

5.Actively partner with Category Management, Visual Merchandising, Merchandising, Store Operations, Inventory Control, Real Estate, Risk Management, and Supply Chain Departments

6.Collaborate with Category Management to perform periodic reassessments of trait values and thresholds and appropriate store assignments

7.Serve as Subject Matter (SME) and special project resource for Retek system upgrades and enhancements and other assortment trait related initiatives

8.Maintain process and procedural documentation related to Location Trait Setup/Maintenance, New Store Assortment Trait Setup, Location Trait Records Maintenance and Limited Distribution

9.Perform ongoing audits of SKU level information to ensure integrity is consistent across our Distribution Centers and Retek in order to ensure that items are set up accurately and completely, ensuring accurate item sales and margin data. Communicate necessary corrections to Data Integrity Analysts and follow up on completion.

10.Partner with Quality & Compliance on product recalls and product holds, including DC holds and store stop ships, using the Compliance Workflow.

11.Oversee additional duties as assigned

12/05 – 1/13 Family Dollar Stores Inc Matthews, North Carolina

Inventory Control Analyst/Scheduler

Process daily inventory recap to include all stores that had inventories the previous day

Process weekly the High Shrink Recap to include all stores that had inventories through Thursday of current week

Maintain the override report

Analyze all Loss Prevention Reports

-30 day follow-up stores

-60/90 follow- up stores

-DM/AOM 4% Shrink Districts

-$100K Variances

Process Inventory Scheduling requests

Analyze store raw files and check for sku duplications

Maintain all schedule changes in Retek

Analyze and provide effective inventory information to upper management

Perform special projects as assigned by the business

5/2000 –12/2005 Family Dollar Stores Inc Matthews, North Carolina

Merchandise Allocator/Planner

Boys & Girls – Volume $75.0 million (2004 to Present)

Ladies Apparel – Volume $132.0 million (2002-2004)

Infants & Toddlers – Volume $105.0 million (2000-2002)

Successfully utilize Retek to generate and analyze Forecasted sales

Planned opening store stock levels and merchandise mixes

Monitored, distributed and tracked merchandise movement for new and existing stores

Served as a liaison between the Buyers, Planning, and Distribution Centers to make decisions on merchandise position

Assisted in training new associates

Researched and analyzed changes in demographics and trends

Recapped sales performance of the department

Maintained assortment plan

Determined warehouse split amounts for bulk orders

Determined assortment mix for new stores

Visited stores to determine areas of opportunity


1989-1991Spartanburg Methodist, Associate of Arts, Business Administration

2002-2005 Queens University of Charlotte, Bachelors of Arts,

Business Administration


Available upon request

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