Robert Bielsky Jr.
Retail professional with 8 years of experience in merchandise presentation.
Capable of working effectively as part of a team or independently.
Fast learner with a desire to grow and learn.
Seeking new and exciting challenges in my career.
Toys 'R' Us - Wayne, NJ
March 2014 to Present
Partner with Merchandise Presentation Managers to coordinate floorplan updates to ultimately support the vision of the Category Business Managers utilizing JDA Floorplanning tools.
Achieve and maintain floor plan consistency through updating CAD files, Aisle Code management, templates, and floorplanning support files.
Analyze floorplans on a yearly basis to look for possible improvements in Store-to-Prototype assignments.
Deliver JDA Space Planning and Floorplanning training to support new users and drive success.
Work directly with Category Business Manager for Express/Outlet stores on all aspects of the store planning process.
oMaintain over 300 planograms and over 3000 items spanning 90-120 Express/Outlet Stores
oMaintain between 90-120 Express/Outlet floorplans. Reviewing Store to floor plan assignments on a yearly basis to ensure accuracy of product to store.
Utilize JDA Space Planning software to:
oCreate and update Planograms for Express/Outlet stores which adhere to company merchandising standards.
oCreate and update planogram print templates for visibility at store level.
Utilize JDA Floor Planning software to:
oCreate and update merchandise floorplans for stores.
oCreate and update floorplan print templates for visibility at store level.
oVersioning Floorplans when necessary for teams to reset departments based on company initiatives.
oDaily/Nightly QA on floorplans to ensure Aisle Code accuracy and Floorplans are set to the correct status.
Utilize JDA Planogram Generator software to:
oProduce reset/refresh planograms.
oUpdate and maintain Corporate Action Lists
oTrain team members to utilize Planogram Generator
Utilize AutoCAD LT to:
oUpdate store fixture plans and trace files which can be imported into JDA for accurate merchandising.
Store Planning Specialist
Party City - Rockaway, NJ
January 2011 to March 2014
Laying out merchandise floorplans for New, Remodel and Relocation Stores.
Relaying store specific merchandise floorplans based on yearly corporate strategy.
Ensuring merchandise floorplans are up to date and accurate.
Communicating floorplan changes with cross-functional partners (Planning & Allocation) so that proper product flow to stores was updated.
Updating planogram assignments for stores in JDA Intactix Data Manager.
Working with Regional & District Managers on store lists for testing new product and planograms.
Creating shelf label and planogram kits for New Stores to assist in efficient store openings.
Assisting in the Planogram Room for product, planogram and fixture moves when necessary.
Party City – Rockaway, NJ
January 2010 to January 2011
Learning and utilizing Party City Retail computer system (Retail Net and Pivot Link)
Data Entry into Microsoft Excel and Retail Net, and running sales information on various products
Creating SKU numbers, executing price and cost changes, setting product status’ (Active/Discontinued)
Maintaining assigned areas in Planogram Room (Party Themes, Valentines, New Years, Mardi Gras, etc.)
UPS - Budd Lake, NJ
November 2009 to December 2009
Assist UPS Driver with seasonal deliveries
Carry packages from UPS truck to customer houses
Scan packages into electronic DIAD device to ensure delivery
Follow safety procedures to maintain a safe working environment
Assistant Gym Supervisor
Spalding Showcase of Champions – Holyoke, MA
October 2007 to 2008
Manage volunteers to ensure a operations run smooth (i.e. volleyball games, fan games, ticket sales)
Set-up and breakdown equipment/tables for the volleyball games
Provided public address announcements
Volleyball Hall of Fame - Holyoke, MA
September 2007 to November 2007
Assisted in facility upkeep and cleanliness
Assisted in preparation for annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Assisted in preparation for Spalding High School Girls Showcase of Champions
Assisted in set-up of the Induction ceremony dinner
Conducted internet research on high school boy's teams for Spring Showcase of Champions
Camp Discovery - Township of Randolph, NJ
June 2006 to 2007
Supervised Middle School campers, both in school and on field trips
Assisted teachers in various classrooms
Repeat valued employee
BJ's Wholesale Club - Roxbury, NJ, US
October 2004 to August 2005
Managed cash register, ensuring customers could check out easily and efficiently.
Assisted customers when needed (finding products or loading merchandise into cars).
Re-shop items to departments/aisles as needed ensuring store presentation.
Organized shopping carts (parking lot and in store) when asked
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Western New England College - Springfield, MA
Cumulative GPA – 3.26
Major GPA – 3.37
Microsoft Excel (10+ years)
Basic Macro knowledge
JDA Intactix suite (5 years)
Merchandise Floorplanning (7 years)
Planogram and Floorplan Analysis