Cocoa Beach, FL - Los Angeles, CA • 321-***-****
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Merchandise Buyer - Product Development
Resourceful, dynamic, and successful professional buyer, utilizing product development trend analysis expertise, strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and an eye for products that sell. Specializes in apparel, accessories, and home décor across popular retail stores.
— Areas of Expertise —
Passionate Creativity Innovative Marketing Merchandise Product Planning
Inventory Control Processes Exceeding Revenue Goals Product Line Expansions
Market Research Home Décor Development New Product Development
RON JON SURF SHOP Cocoa Beach, FL
Jr's and Ladies Sportswear, Home Décor Buyer Nov 2002 - Mar 2019
Buyer for 13 stores, and responsible for $7M in merchandise
Held responsibility for identifying, researching trends, and translating to beach styles for client supported private brand sportswear, t-shirts, sunglasses, watches, jewelry, JR's branded accessories, and home decorating products. Created product development strategies, strong marketing initiatives, and strategic plans for production.
Increased sales to $1M in 2018, strategically implementing planned production programs.
Promoted product development efforts on all new items, including size, specifications for fit, and production, to include market ready artwork for apparel and home décor.
Developed an eight month planning and purchasing roadmap, defining by location for fleece, board-shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and home décor.
Cultivated and strengthened new and existing client relationships, assessing needs, and identifying products that met customer needs.
Participated in annual photo shoot events, samples, sizing, and interfacing with models.
Additional Experience: Merchandise Buyer; Gift Product Buyer; Designer and Merchandiser
Education and Credentials
Bachelor of Science - Fashion Design / Merchandising
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Social Media