Quadras Integrated, Image Traffic Coordinator
Directed the workflow to and from internal photography and design teams. Coordinated and tracked the status of multiple projects and kept projects running smoothly across the creative marketing agency. Worked with photographers, art directors, stylists, graphic designers, and merchandise coordinators to collaborate on marketing plans that stretched across all media outlets. Worked with Microsoft Office Suite and merchandise tracking software to constantly relay information back and forth related to many minute details. Was an expert at tracking and disseminating information related to all developments.
Cox Media Group / Southern Kitchen, Merchandise Coordinator 2016-2018
Regularly maintained and updated all sku-tracking platforms and vendor information. Collaborated with content and commerce departments within the “new product” process for “new product” timelines and status direction for new sku development. Supported the content and commerce departments in the day-to-day functions of product introduction and merchandise and sku maintenance, and replenishment needs. Maintained merchandise and sku integrity at point of sale and fulfillment of orders. Activated and deactivated skus. Worked together with vendors regularly to verify and/or update accuracy within the eCommerce system of model numbers, sku descriptions, costs, UPCs, and other merchandise attributes. Routed and resolved pricing issues, UPC issues, and sku fixes. Cooperated and aligned with the visual team and content team to ensure the brand aesthetic was being successfully interpreted through suitable photography. Ensured that merchandise was consistently styled according to established style guides. Took part in visual concept meetings with visual marketing team and worked closely with the content team in interpreting developing art direction. Partnered with photographer and visual coordinator to improve on-set workflow to meet photography and sku-building goals. Worked closely with the vendors to develop productive solutions and visual inspiration for a variety of site uses. Photographed and made final edits to images and retouched images to vendor’s and Southern Kitchen’s standards. Partnered with vendors regarding visual communication solutions. Coordinated with visual team brainstorming seasonal photography needs. Routed photography and test kitchen samples to appropriate department. Worked closely with the vendor to develop innovative solutions and visual ideas for a variety of avenues.
B2 Creative, Merchandise Coordinator 2013-2016 Received, organized, prepped and shipped merchandise and processed it’s returned from Bloomingdale’s New York studio. Ensured photo production schedule deadlines were met on a consistent basis and the daily operation of the sample merchandise room was organized and efficient. Provided sample management exclusively for Bloomingdales. Delivery of all items received based on photography schedules.
Quadras Integrated, Merchandise Coordinator 2004-2009 2014-2018
Coordinated the flow of merchandise from warehouse to set, including documenting, tagging, and entering merchandise into database. Secured client inventory. Disassembled, packed, and shipped merchandise. Managed delivery of all merchandise throughout the photography and marketing process based on production schedules. Delivered to location shoots whenever required. Assessed condition of received merchandise (i.e. damage, defects, and incomplete merchandise) and notified all parties involved. Maintained database, spreadsheets, and forms for Art Directors, Photographers, Stylists, and Producers. Organized merchandise for specific clients. Trained freelance coordinators on work process.
Mudpie, Freelance Visual Marketing Specialist 2013-2014
Designed visual displays and executed the marketing decisions of Mud-Pie fashion for the company’s tradeshows in the One Coast showrooms in Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas. Created and maintained compelling presentations of merchandise to incite the interest of potential and returning buyers. Moved merchandise, shelves, and fixtures. Organized and displayed fashion items within showroom in an appealing manner. Set up floor and window displays to maximize square footage and increase sales.
Pure Red Creative, Freelance Merchandise Coordinator 2012-2013
Provided sample management. Activated and deactivated barcodes. Coordinated the flow of merchandise from warehouse to studio. Secured client inventory. Disassembled, packed, and shipped merchandise. Managed the delivery of all merchandise based on photography schedules. Notified all parties involved of merchandising issues including incomplete products, damage, and defects. Maintained database, spreadsheets, and forms for Art Directors, Photographers, Stylists, and Producers.
Banana Republic, Visual Specialist/Merchandiser 2012-2014
Primary responsibility was inventory management. Stocked merchandise, took inventory, facilitated stock transfers, ticketed, executed markdowns, and maintained awareness of potential loss prevention issues and activities. Participated in the shipping and receiving process and ensuring that merchandise is customer ready before it is placed on the sales floor. Executed the design decisions of leaders. Was responsible for creating and maintaining a compelling presentation of merchandise that will engage customers and help stimulate sales activity. Maintained Gap Inc’s Brand Ambassador Requirements ensuring that the image and style of the company is projected at all times. Executed visual presentation changes. Moved merchandise, shelving, and fixtures. Changed signs and maintained the cleanliness and functionality of fixtures, signage, lights, and equipment at times when least disruptive to the sales floor and the customer experience. Visual merchandising and display work during early mornings and late night hours, as well as weekends and holidays.
Lifetouch Portrait Studio, Field Associate and Photographer 2000-2004
Duties included but were not limited to appointment setting, arranging photography sittings, confirming appointments, making follow-up phone calls, conducting managerial duties in the event of manager’s absence. Providing professional portraits for various families and companies in metropolitan Atlanta, and promoting effective and low cost sales promotions.
Creative Marketing Clients Managed
•The Home Depot
•Buy Buy Baby
•Mona Does Concrete
•FINEX Nest Cast Iron
•Crow Canyon Home
•Price & Kensington
•Savannah Candy Kitchen
15 years of merchandising experience. 15 years of inventory and inbound/outbound logistics experience. Proficient knowledge of Shipwire, Spree Administration, Fed Ex Shipping and UPS Worldship platforms. Knowledge of merchandise department software applications and processes including Filemaker Pro. Knowledge of the creative marketing processes such as reading and interpreting advertising layouts and schedules. Ability to multitask, focus on details, and problem solve. Proven skills in leadership and teamwork. Familiar with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Very adept in warehouse stocking procedures. Able to push, lift, and carry 50-70 pounds of merchandise, fixtures, and marketing material.
Education and Accolades
Southwest DeKalb High School, Academic Diploma 2000
Lifetouch Portraits Photographer of the Year 2003
Ashworth College, Associate’s Degree Psychology 2006
Derick Jaros, President
Eddie Turner, Senior Merchandise Manager
Henry Gonzalez, Head Photographer
Genie Jones, Owner/Creator
Art Director (retired)
Jennifer Myers, Senior Merchandise Coordinator
Kyada Clarksmith, Freight Forwarder