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Buyer, Product Manager

Mundelein, IL
December 03, 2019

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Joyce Ryan

*** **** ***** *****, *********, IL 60030 • Cell: 847-***-**** •

Senior Executive who is results driven, strategic in financial and marketing planning, and has outstanding expertise in retail brand merchandising and customer driven product development.

Professional Summary

Excellent leadership skills collaborating with all levels of associates including entry level sales to senior management positions.

Creating environment of empowerment and out of the box thinking which fosters "team" culture

Maximizes sales opportunities through marketing, brand insights and customer preference and needs, through internal and vendor partnerships

Expertise in collaborative development of trend right brand customer experience based on customer insight information from internal partners

Expertise in developing financial planning of supply demand planning and modeling of basic and replenishment key items. Purchasing and assortment planning.

Extensive experience and travel including developing customer profiles and positioning of brands, product line development, and direct negotiations of pricing, and production execution with overseas manufacturers

Achieves plans and goals through excellent communication and interpersonal skills with internal brand community


Identifies and develops new products through market research and customer insight information

Develops and executes integrated marketing plans

Collaborative with internal partners

Regularly provides strong verbal communication with key partners

Team leadership

Analyzes supply and purchasing demands

Strategic /financial planning

Reviews customer communication and feedback

Develops and delivers effective training materials

Work History

Shopko Store Inc. - Green Bay, WI

Buyer Ladies Classic Sportswear 10/2018- 4/2019

Developed and executed new Key Item Assortments for impactful merchandise presentations and key holiday events sales ie: Black Friday. Planned domestic and import assortments for Women’s RTW 2019.

Bonton Stores Inc – Milwaukee, WI

Divisional Vice President Director Product Development, 08/2017 to 06/2018

Drove sales to $70M. Executed and developed brand profiles and financial goals Ladies Ruff Hewn, RH Grey, Exertek Active, and Studio Works Swimwear. Represented +$150 M in purchases.

Maximized partnerships with key overseas vendor partners resulting in achievement of financial goals and introduction of new fabrications and techniques in product.

Achieved +3.3% ($4M) increase in GM rate 2017 while achieving sales goals.

Product Manager, 03/2015 to 07/2017

Drove sales and GM increases (+7%) for Ruff Hewn Brand Ladies and RH Grey.

Developed and executed the design/product development process with new design team members.

Senior Buyer, 05/2000 to 03/2015

Achieved largest volume($105M.) in Ready to Wear in company through focused assortment plans .Purchases of +$160M.

Planning and product development. Developed 50% of assortment in replenishment models and projected fill needs.

Awarded yearly and quarterly Presidents Awards for outstanding financial achievement.

Montgomery Ward's – Chicago, IL

Divisional Merchandise Manager, 07/1996 to 05/2000

Identified new business opportunities, developed and executed long term Strategies in both Intimate Apparel and Fashion Accessories through new trend right assortment mix, improved quality, new domestic vendor matrix, product development and direct imports. Replenishment models and fill projections.

Developed and achieved all seasonal financial plans for +300 nationwide stores.

Achieved volume $175M. Responsible for $225M in purchases

Education- East Carolina University- Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

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