Motivated fashion industry professional. Energetic, passionate and efficient. Visionary with ability to project market needs, develop new products to improve profits, increase sales and extend market penetration. Trusted, results-oriented leader, change agent possessing professional maturity and industry credibility with experience in production and sourcing, merchandising, retail sales and management. EXPERIENCE
MACYS MERCHANDISING, NY, NY OCTOBER 2011– PRESENT Product Development Manager, Style and Co EDV & Core FEBRUARY 2018 - PRESENT
-Manage Domestic and Import Life Cycle of $200M annual in-store and E-commerce business from concept to production.
-Responsible for sales goals, product margin and quality assurance off 250+ Missy, Petite and Plus skus per market.
-Coordinate with design, technical and buying team; responsible for sourcing, producing, selling and marketing.
-Manage and troubleshoot problems using time and action calendar with overseas partners resulting in seamless production.
Product Development Manager, Style and Co Domestic Products AUGUST 2016-FEBRUARY 2018
-Identified, executed and presented volume driving assortment plans (responsible for $80M sales annually) and white space
(initiated $10M online exclusive).
-Improved and streamlined processes (e.g. created production calendar, reduced speed to market 20%).
-Fostered strong working relationships among NY and LA based vendors providing real time feedback to align strategies.
-Managed professional development of product associates and assistants. Associate Product Development Manager, Style and Co Knits APRIL 2015-AUGUST 2016
-Negotiated all pricing exceeding margin goals by +1 over LY.
-Implemented EOM report, gaining exposure to management.
-Trained and developed Style & Co product assistants with analytics to measure success of their businesses. Associate Product Development Manager, Style and Co Denim FEBRUARY 2013- APRIL 2015
-Managed replenishment business of $100M over Missy, Petite and Plus, maintaining greige cuts, WOS and inventory flow.
-Mentored and developed two assistants resulting in promotions.
-Elected to be board member of Sustainability Committee of Macys Merchandising (still active). Assistant Product Development Manager, Bar III OCTOBER 2011 – FEBRUARY 2013 Store Manager, Free People JANUARY 2010 – AUGUST 2011 EDUCATION
Montclair State University, Montclair NJ
B.A in Fashion Studies, Minor in Business. Board Member; University Fashion Club and University Marketing Club SKILLS
Microsoft Office Suite, Order Management System (OMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) AWARDS
Macy’s Executive Development Program 2011, Macy’s Make Magic 2011, Macy’s Stepping Up Program 2013, Macy’s Best of the Best Awards 2016, Make Magic Service Salute 2016