Sign in

Manager Sales

Jersey City, NJ, 07302
March 05, 2018

Contact this candidate


David Patterson


Jersey City, NJ 07302 - 201-***-****

One of my goals in life is to not have to wear a suit to work. I believe that integrity lies within and the best of me comes out when I am comfortable in my own skin. I have not worn denim in over a decade, I hate socks, and I am inspired by independent sports, street culture, fashion, street art and the underground “hardcore/ punk” music that mostly originated from New York City, New Jersey & Philadelphia. More importantly, I am a business minded merchant who is very strategic, organized, analytical and passionate about my work. I am a merchandising tactician with 16+ years experience curating/managing 500+ brands in diverse categories. Achieves record growth, penetrates untapped revenue streams, and accurately forecasts future market trends. Negotiates high value contracts with global category leaders as well as extremely niche brands

achieving a compelling mix that ensures YOY category performance increases. Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer


Sales Associate

Vans Retail Store - New York, NY -

2017-11 - Present

I demonstrated a customer centric mindset by modeling selling behaviors with a passion for the brand, customer, and the product. I delivered results in their role that contribute to the store’s success. I was aware of and accountable to store and individual sales goals. I exemplified an optimistic and energetic presence through team collaboration while building strong relationships with customers to maximize customer loyalty. I provided solutions and inspiration to customers about the brand. I worked collaboratively with the store team to achieve store objectives and sales results. I maintained a positive attitude and is flexible to the changing needs of the customer and the business. I helped to ensure product was always available to the customer and represented in a compelling way that was consistent with visual guidelines. I ensured the store was consistently recovered and customer ready every day meeting brand standards on the sales floor and in the back stockroom areas. I modeled behavior that respected the background, experience, and cultural differences of others, while upholding the integrity and values of the VF Corporation and Vans. Consultant

Mass Solutions - New York, NY -

2017-07 - Present

I offer full analysis of your business with insights on how to improve your interior design firm. I am proactive in taking measures to help you make your business run more smoothly, offering financial coaching to increase gross margins, cash flow planning, etc. I offer support to new start up designers by helping with getting your business and financials up to speed by offering advise on Sales Tax rules, billing, charging for services, contracts and managing your cash flow. I offer scheduled bank reconciliations, credit card postings, preparing

& filing sales tax returns and prepare & file annual 1099’s. Director of Retail/General Manager/Senior Merchandise Manager Blades - New York, NY -

2009-04 - 2016-01

Disruptive industry leader since 1990 starting with skate, snow, and surf hardware, progressing to skate/street lifestyle fashion. Offers a unique retail experience; curates only the best in apparel, footwear, hardgoods, and accessories. Peaked with 16 national locations and with over 150 employees. Progressed throughout tenure to areas of increased leadership and responsibility based on a consistent history of record growth, deep market analytics that explode market share, and unique ability to negotiate exclusive products with global leaders (Nike, Vans, Adidas, Converse, Levi’s, etc.). Continued reengineering of company from specializing in hardgoods to diversifying revenue streams into active youth lifestyle culture products and key lifestyle brands. Senior Merchandise Manager

BLADES - New York, NY -

2004-04 - 2009-04

Requested by the company owner to remain as the single Buyer from a former 8-member buying team. Company had suffered post 9/11 challenges including market shrinkage and lender bankruptcy. Requested to take on diverse responsibilities in reducing footprint from 15 locations in multiple states (100 headcount) to 3 stores, and eventually a single store. Performed detailed market analysis to forecast trends away from hardware to high profit areas such as street/contemporary fashion, footwear, and accessories. Gained consensus of executive leadership to restructure operations, merchandising and category strategies. EDUCATION

BS Degree in Business Administration

Rider University - Lawrenceville, NJ


Microsoft Office, NCR Counterpoint POS


Contact this candidate