Visual aspects of stores and their presentation of merchandise to express new trends and entice customers.
Area Sales manager
The mega-multitasking job of managing requires me to plan store events; recruit, motivate and train employees; mend customer service snafus and make our numbers all while communicating with buyers to maintain appropriate stock levels. Each day is different and challenging!
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General Merchandise Manager by way of Buying and Allocating.
Area Sales Manager
July 2013 — Present
Recruit, hire and manage employees, build schedules, facilitate markdowns, merchandise areas, execute chargebacks/RTV/damages, implement new product and promotions, train new employees, handle customer issues, open and close store procedures.
Assistant Sales Manager
May 2013 — July 2013
Men's Department assistant manager - Managed associates and department while area manager was off. Facilitate markdowns, merchandise areas, execute chargebacks/RTV/damages, implement new product and promotions, train new employees, handle customer issues, open and close store procedures.
Sales Associate/Generation Specialist
November 2010 — May 2013
Managed a part-time work schedule (20-30 hrs./wk.) as a full time student; Met and exceeded previous year’s team and personal sales goals by %5 each month; Routinely assumed Store Manager position as first tier assistant in her absence; Built and maintained relationships with repeat clients, including complete wardrobe styling; designed and implemented bi-monthly floorsets; Built and managed store's social media presence.
American Eagle Outfitters
Core Sales Associate/Aerie Girl
July 2007 — August 2010
Worked 15 to 20 hrs./wk. during high school and while involved in two extracurricular activities; Met and exceeded personal and team goals for credit card and rewards card captures, denim sold promotions, etc.; Promoted to Lead Associate of Aerie brand after three months of employment; Awarded Employee of the Month for “Taking the Initiative, ” leading and delegating tasks during overnight floorsets.
June 2006 — July 2007
Seat and greet customers, prepare to-go orders and assist servers. Work 10-15 hrs per week during high school
Coppell High School
Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Science, Retail Management-Corporate/Research