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Ashley Israel

Ashley Israel

VP Merchandising

Uncovet

Vice president of Merchandising at Uncovet

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Uncovet

VP Merchandising

UNCOVET.COM is a carefully curated and design-centric shop that unearths a daily pallet of fresh, rad, one-of-a-kind products for its members. Uncovet’s staff of interior and fashion design experts hew the cutting edge, scraping the best bits from both just-discovered artists and well-known designers. Uncovet’s members enjoy all that is new, daring and unique.

• Developed Business strategically in sourcing/vendor management, planning and merchandising the assortment for the e-commerce website, daily emails, and promotions
• Developed and implemented overall business strategies and budget creation to support profitability goals
• Collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure strategies were executed as planned
• Defined, documented, organized, and managed cross-functional processes and projects within the business including vendor terms and contracts
• Recruited, trained, mentored, and supervised 12 Customer Service, Marketing, and Buying team members
• Lead team in all purchase decisions including planning, forecasting, and trend analysis
• Served as final decision maker on product selection and assortment including approving all products, images, prices, and copy
• Managed and negotiated terms for 300+ dropship vendors and over 2000 live products
• Revised the email marketing strategy and product assortment for daily emails
• Expanded product category selection by adding swimwear, lingerie, and outdoor & sport to the website
• Directly responsible for increasing margins by 105%, average MSRP by 35%, and daily sales volumes by 60%-150%
• Increased number of new products launching daily by 50%

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Sales

Aviesta.com

Director of Business Development and Merchandising/Purchasing

• First employee of the company. Hired to start the members only private sale, e-commerce site, marketed to Mexico & Puerto Rico.
• Developed overall strategy for e-commerce events each week
• Collaborated with Chief Officers in strategic launch plan of e-commerce site and ongoing sale calendar including new category recommendations
• Business Development strategically and directly in the sourcing of vendors and goods, the planning, the merchandising, and sales for the e-commerce website
• Increased number of events from 3 per week at website launch to 20 per week in 9 months
• Recruited, trained, mentored, and supervised 12 merchandisers, buyers, and new staff
• Implemented the sales operations team. Then hired and trained the team
• Built strong vendor partnerships and negotiated terms
• Created detailed list of brands for buyers to focus on, reached out to brands, and planned event calendar
• Managed purchases and execution of e-commerce events, including planning, forecasting, and trend analysis
• Approved product selection and assortment
• Implemented e-commerce promotional strategies directly responsible for volume increase
• Created overall business strategies to support profitability goals
• Worked with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Fulfillment, and Production to ensure strategies are executed as planned
• Defined and documented, organized and managed cross-functional processes and projects within the business
• Conducted global assessment of inventory and oversaw liquidation of $1 million of inventory at retail
• Launched shoe subscription website, www.aviesta.com.mx
• Sourced, designed, and purchased shoes for new business plan
• Responsible for sourcing, planning, and purchasing 36 styles of shoes to launch on website every month
• Sourced an agent in China to aid in private label shoe and handbag selection Aviesta.com.mx

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Billion Dollar Babes

Merchandise Manager

Billion Dollar Babes is a members only private sale site. We run two day private sales featuring the hottest trends and brands. I transitioned to Billion Dollar Babes when they were acquired by Delivery Agent in April. I have been in charge of merchandising and buying all handbags, jewelry, shoes, and accessories.

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Delivery Agent

Merchandise Manager, Trend

Delivery Agent

Buyer

Delivery Agent

Content Coordinator

University of Southern California

BA, Psychology