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Beryl Solomon

Beryl Solomon

Senior Director Commercial Operations

kate spade

Senior Director Commercial Operations at kate spade

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kate spade

Senior Director Commercial Operations

• Manage annual raw material and finished goods purchases across all business channels (Kate, Jack, and Saturday) and product categories
• Develop and oversee commercial calendar deadlines facilitating timely in-store delivery
• Formulate and implement supply chain best practices ensuring timely and cost efficient product flow from factory to final customer – focusing on International expansion to Asia, South America, and Europe
• Consolidate and prioritize system development needs from the user community and liaise with IT to drive solutions balancing commercial needs with IT resources
• Coordinate pricing process to ensure competitive price models and targeted gross margins are achieved
• Minimize excess inventory utilizing innovative liquidation channels
• Manage and develop Team of 12 Associates

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kate spade

Director Commercial Operations

kate spade

Manager Commercial Operations

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Merchandising Manager

• Manage more than $200 million annual raw material and finished goods purchases
• Develop and oversee seasonal product development calendar facilitating timely line openings and in-store delivery
• Draft and deliver line plans, providing strategic direction on fabric, category development, and price structure
• Coordinate pricing process to ensure competitive price models and targeted gross margins are achieved
• Manage selling reports analyzing fabric buying, style sell-in, and in-season sales
• Minimize excess inventory utilizing innovative liquidation channels
• Manage replenishment program, tracking the production and sales of more than 10,000 units per month

Career

IBM Business Consulting Services

Consultant

• Served as strategic advisor to FEMA senior management on tactical and technological issues, developing process improvements, identifying inefficiencies, and streamlining systems
• Managed day-to-day logistics of 20-person team supporting the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, prioritizing national efforts based on deadlines and schedules while maintaining a proactive and service-oriented approach
• Traveled to on-site Disaster Relief Offices in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida to gather system user requirements and communicate system upgrades
• Developed web-based information management system which FEMA adopted as Agency standard
• Formulated and implemented comprehensive change management strategy and communications plan
• Cultivated new business opportunities, resulting in contracts exceeding $50 million for IBM in 2005 and 2006

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Parsons School of Design

AAS, Fashion Studies

University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government

MGA - Masters in Government Administration, Government and Public Policy

University of Pennsylvania

BA, History