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BUY FOR LESS LLC, Oklahoma City, OK
HBC/GM Director, Mar 2008 – Mar 2018
Analyzing sales trends and market conditions to anticipate customer buying patterns for 13 stores with varying sales models from economically deprived areas to very upscale areas with excess expendable income.
Selection and purchasing of HBC/GM category merchandise at the most profitable price point consistent with the unique customer base of each store.
Fostering relationships with vendors, brokers, and manufacturers in order to maintain long term, mutually profitable interactions.
Developing consistent and effective sales plans through management of product set plans and resets, merchandising, setting price points, and writing ad plans to maintain optimum inventory control and profit margins throughout the entire category.
Managing volatile environment of retail industry through constant communication via phone, text, and e-mail.
JUMBOFOODS, Enid, OK
HBC/GM Merchandiser and Buyer, Aug 2000 – May 2007
Same responsibilities as above
ANADARKO HIGH SCHOOL, Anadarko, OK
High School Diploma, May 1981
Management of product sets up to 5000 SKUs per store
Strong spatial reasoning skills when determining set placement
Strong grasp on aesthetic appeal when determining product placement
Maintaining core job responsibilities while concurrently maintaining a flexible schedule that allows for unrestricted travel as needs arise
Booking travel accommodations to maximize time efficiency between sales shows' and home stores' needs