Merchandise Planner and Buyer Resume
Corresponding Cover Letter: Merchandising Planner Cover Letter
JANE M. SAMPLE
123 Main Street, Wauwatosa WI, 12345
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MERCHANDISE PLANNER AND BUYER CAREER PROFILE
Results-focused, quality-driven professional with extensive
experience in merchandise planning, and purchasing positions,
demonstrating consistent achievement of objectives, strong
forecasting and analysis skills, and dedication to
organizational goals. Advanced presentation and relationship
development abilities, with track record of success improving
sales and inventory performance to ensure profit turnarounds.
Core Knowledge & Skill Areas:
- Inventory Analysis
- Financial Planning
- Talent Acquisition & Training
- Sales Forecasting and Trends
- Senior Buyer/ Purchaser
- Merchandising Strategies
Senior Assistant Planner (July 2008 - Present) BON-TON Inc.
Analyzed merchandise performance within
department to monitor statistical objectives, adapt
inventory as needed, and increase sales volume. Merchandise
analysis resulted in the timely and cost-efficient
savings of $2,429.6m vs. LY Q3.
Evaluated profitability for in-season
sales, financial and inventory performance and suggested
adjustments as needed. Adjustments to merchandise increased
quarterly profits by $66.5m vs. plan.
Created seasonal financial plans to
guarantee optimal inventory investment, increase merchandise
flow, and reduce markdowns ultimately maximize
profitability. As a result these seasonal plans increased
our ROI from .24 to .28 and increased quarterly
profitability by 2.4% despite the difficult economy.
Reviewed historical data and joined forces
with the buying team ensuring the right collections were
placed in stores at the optimal time.
Operated as team leader responsible for
communicating financial strategies to vendors and
department heads, resulting in increased cohesiveness,
improved efficiency, and enhanced effectiveness.
Senior Assistant Buyer (August 2007 - June 2008) BON-TON Inc.
Trained, supervised and developed a staff
of three consisting of merchandise assistants and interns,
ensuring optimal performance and compliance with company
goals and objectives.
Developed and executed strategies for
merchandise assortments, vendor relations management, and
marketing cadences management.
Utilized strong leadership skills and
communication expertise to maximize sales and profitability.
Negotiated costs, vendor margin support, and wholesale
pricing resulting in increased sales of 5% over previous
year and improved gross margin rate of 1.5%.
Assistant Buyer (June 2006 - August 2007) BON-TON Inc.
Assisted Senior Buyer in men's tailored clothing purchases.
Forecasted consumer buying patters based on sales trends and economic conditions monitoring.
Observed and managed stock levels within department and contributed to preparation and
execution of financial plans.
Ensured timely and efficient product flow by partnering with vendors and distribution centers and
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Youth Care Counselor, Lad Lake
January 2005 - June 2006
Bachelor of Business Administration Management, May 2006
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society Member, 2003
General Management OrganizationMember, 2008
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