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Location:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Posted:
September 12, 2018

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Sara E. Lewis

** ********* ****** • Brooklyn, NY 11211 • Tel: 215-***-**** • E-mail: ac6008@r.postjobfree.com Experience

ROSS STORES • New York, NY • May 2015 – Present

Associate Buyer – Stationery, Crafts, Christmas Paper Accessories, Gift Bags and Boxes (April 2016– Present) Assistant Buyer II (May 2015– March 2016)

• Manage a $50M annual businesses with buyer across 80+ vendors for both upfront programs and closeout opportunities, core ownership of a $15M annual Stationery business by balancing market trends and customer preferences

• Strategically maintain and forecast open-to-buy, sales, markdowns and liquidity, negotiate costs to ensure price value

• Grew 2017 planner program volume by 200% ($1.9M to $3.8M) and secured $300K in branded closeouts; projected 2018 volume is $4.2M, an increase of 11% by focusing on enhancing quality and accessories

• Grew 2018 Mother’s Day sales to $1.9M, +26% to plan by distorting devotional books to 40% of the assortment from 25%

• Identified Adult Coloring opportunity; achieved $4M sales from F15 to F17 by expanding assortment from 15 to 100 titles

• Added 30+ new stationery vendors, built new programs with key suppliers and strengthened vendor relationships including with Lifeguard Press for Ross’s first Kate Spade, Vera Bradley and Bando closeout BLOOMINGDALE’S • New York, NY • February 2011- March 2015 Associate Planner - Utility Bedding, Throws, Table Linens / Contemporary Handbags (July 2014 –March 2015)

• Managed a $35M annual bedding businesses across 15 vendors exceeding plan across sales and margin

• Built topside, location and vendor plans including sales, receipts, markdowns, and profitability, with effective in-season replenishment and allocation

• Grew luxury bedding 50% in a year by managing key resources, store opportunities, and tailoring location assortments

• Piloted brick-and-mortar and e-commerce consolidation by partnering with inventory optimization and merchant teams Associate Buyer - Cosmetics Awarded Division of the Year (August 2012–June 2014)

• Managed a $90M annual business with buyer across 25 luxury vendors including Lancôme, MAC, Laura Mercier, Shiseido, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Kiehl’s, Haircare, Nails and Beauty Tools

• Led a $20M annual Laura Mercier and a beauty tools and an apothecary shop. Added 7 new shop vendors for $700K, 25% of the shop’s volume

• Negotiated $110K incremental vendor marketing support, trend-show funding, tokens-of-appreciation and RTV’s

• Spearheaded division’s holiday strategy through marketing efforts: catalog, digital, social media, direct mail and selling tools to promote store events, launches, exclusives and gifts with purchases

• Successfully supervised, mentored, and trained a merchant assistant who received a promotion into the training program Assistant Buyer – Furniture (April 2011 –August 2012)

• Managed $11M annual business with buyer across 10 vendors focusing on assortment planning and product development

• Expanded online assortment and streamlined new recaps for open orders and in-stock updates

• Coordinated Clearance buys, advertising and managed floor sample conversions Bloomingdale’s Executive Training Program (February 2011 –April 2011) URBAN INC. – ANTHROPOLOGIE • Philadelphia, PA • August 2010 – January 2011 Merchandise Assistant – Ecommerce, Web Promos, Catalog Buying: Apparel, Accessories, Home Education

The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA • Class of 2010 Schreyer Honors College, Smeal College of Business, B.S. Marketing – Honors; Minor in Psychology – Dean’s List Alpha Omicron Pi: Executive Council, VP Standards, VP Chapter Relations, Dance Marathon Canning Chair raising $137K Pablo de Olavide University Seville, Spain • Spring 2009 Interests

Yoga, Jewelry Making, Crafts, Healthy Cooking, Food, and Live Music



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