PRODUCT MANAGER FOR PREMIUM BRANDS
April 2006 — May 2008
Executed market strategy and branding for leading travel retailer offering upscale
assortment of luxury apparel, accessories, jewelry, and beauty products.
Led eight-member team in developing/implementing strategies to drive demand and grow
sales. Conducted market/competitor analysis, tracked sales history, and performed
profitability forecasting to support product selection, pricing, and merchandising
tactics. Traveled to Cannes, Milan, Paris, and Florence to maintain relationships with
brand suppliers; negotiated wholesale prices and delivery. Maintained up-to-date knowledge
of import/customs requirements.
Selected highlights include...
** Represented well-known and high-end brands including Bvlgari, Emporio Armani,
Salvatore Ferragamo, Hermes, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tumi, Montblanc, Tag Heuer, and Omega.
** Effectively executed market strategy within unique airport store environments,
enabling 35% sales increase for Q1 2008 versus Q1 2007: achieved $5M revenue growth and
20% increase in average sales ticket.
** Boosted accessories category sales by 12% company-wide, including 3% growth in luxury