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Nichole Alabi

Nichole Alabi

Merchandise Assistant - Ladies Apparel

TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International L.P.

Merchandising at TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International L.P.

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TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International L.P.

Merchandise Assistant - Ladies Apparel

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TJX Canada/Winners Merchants International L.P.

Merchandise Assistant - Beauty

- Assist multiple buyers in all aspects of the buying process across multiple classes and categories for Winners, Marshall’s, and HomeSense banners

- Build and maintain strong vendor relationships with over 50 international and domestic vendors

- Create, modify, and track all purchase orders, as well as follow up on delayed orders and processing RTVs

- Compile and analyze weekly sales reports for all banners including Top Sellers, and Vendor, Class and Category Performance

- Work closely with buyers to identify business opportunities

- Organize and maintain merchandise samples and assist in pre-production sample process

- Research and stay on top of current trends, creating reports and visual directives for the buying team

- Provide impeccable customer service internally and externally

Career

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Freelance Merchandising Assistant

- Assisted the Vice President of Sales and Senior Account Executives with sample management and showroom merchandising of the Fall/Winter 2013 Commercial collection during Market Week

- Received, inventoried, and priced all showroom samples

- Merchandised and photographed looks on models to create a visual directive of key looks for market appointments

- Merchandised and organized the collection in the showroom to optimize salability

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Calvin Klein

Freelance Merchandising Assistant - Women's Collection

- Support the Vice President of Women’s Collection Merchandising with all aspects of the planning, development, launch, and pre/post analysis of Commercial and Runway Collections

- Conduct price research analyzing product, consumer, and competition in the marketplace

- Assist in the line planning, development, and pricing process

- Be an expert on new collections and support VP to facilitate efficient interoffice information flow in both the US and Italy

- Assist with the creation and delivery of the seasonal sales training package and provide support during sales training

- Follow and analyze seasonal sell-out and sell-in, providing best and worse seller reports

- Track seasonal development of product line and provide plan vs. actual reports

- Provide sale support during US market

- Compile and analyze feedback from US and Milan market to conduct end of market analysis

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Ralph Lauren

Freelance Merchandising Assistant

- Support the Senior Merchandise Manager of Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply with any projects pertaining to the development of the Spring 2013 Woman’s Collection

- Responsible for the physical organization of sample closet as well as tracking the whereabouts of samples

- Performed ad hoc data entry and analysis tasks using Microsoft Excel, including the creation of a Global Retailing Report

- Communicate items that are “Open-to-Buy” to the buyers by updating line sheets

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French Connection

Wholesale Intern

- Compile weekly selling reports for major accounts using retail math and Microsoft Excel formulas

- Merchandise the showroom in preparation for sales meetings

- Visit department store accounts to assist in merchandising the brand’s selling area

- Assist in the preparation for trade shows as well as assisted at the 2011 Project NYC trade show

- Research new accounts for the Men’s Wholesale Team

Career

University of Toronto

Certificate, Business Analysis

Howard University

BA, Journalism