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Rachel Rimer

Rachel Rimer

Merchandiser

Hugo Boss

New York, Other

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Hugo Boss USA

Merchandiser - Clothing and Dress Furnishings

Developed and implemented product and sales strategies.

Operated as the liaison between the US CFT and Brand Management, communicating seasonal sell in results, sell out business results, key opportunities and strategies for all channels of distribution - wholesale, retail, and e-commerce.

Represented the US, Latin America and Canada markets, reviewing product requests and analyzing which have the most business potential.

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Hugo Boss Dress Furnishings

Account Executive

Managed dress furnishing business for major department stores including Nordstrom, Macys and Dillards, HB Retail and franchise shops, and specialty stores personally achieving over $7 million in sales at cost, 45% of the annual dress furnishings business.

Developed U.S. special programs for dress furnishings with Brand Management from international design offices in Italy.

Analyzed selling reports to recognize weekly, seasonal and annual retail trends. Focus on individual door’s profitability to assist product distribution and planning.

Trained sales people in product knowledge and selling techniques through seminars and conclaves.

Monitored fashion and replenishment inventory levels to ensure optimal stock positions and WOS.

Administered EOS givebacks and margin agreements utilizing fundamental knowledge of retail math.

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HUGO Hugo Boss

Junior Account Executive

Sold collection to various national accounts, including specialty stores, franchise shops and major department stores resulting in $2 million sales annually.

Acquired new customers for a growing brand in major department stores, including introducing HUGO sportswear to Dillard's and clothing to Nordstrom.

Created training programs and instructed sales people on product information and selling tips.

Evaluated weekly selling reports and industry trends to identify growth areas.

Enhanced relationships with buyers and store managers through travel, store visits and weekly sales calls.

Attended Project trade show in Las Vegas twice annually and established new clients.

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HUGO Hugo Boss

Sales Assistant

Administered pre-order bookings and product shipping to over 60 accounts worldwide.

Conducted monthly sales meetings with director and account executives to discuss outstanding POs, current status of shipments and pending orders.

Assisted in showroom selling and seminars to various customer types and built client relationships.

Acquired new specialty store accounts.

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Plug Limited

Production Assistant

Responsible for coordinating promotional events for major brands, including Diesel, Victoria Secret, and Svedka Vodka.

Collaborated with clients to develop creative settings for promotional events that met the brand's vision.

Executed events décor.

Managed event expenses and invoices to ensure event was within budget.

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Indiana University Bloomington

BA, Communication

Wells College, Lorenzo De Medici