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August 2008 – November 2011 Indigo Moon / JAK Marketing New York , NY Product Manager
? In charge of product development, merchandising and production for QVC USA , QVC UK and QVC Germany.
? Daily communication with buyers and factories overseas (India and China ) .
? Approval of all lab dips, shade bands, fit samples and TOP samples.
? Prepared seasonal line sheets for all market week meeting.
October 2007 – August 2008 NAP Home Décor / Nitches New York, NY Account Executive
? Involved in launching the “Paula Deen at Home” dinnerware and home fragrance lines.
? Opened the following accounts: QVC, Linen’s n Things, cooking.com, Sam’s Club, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s, LTD Commodities
? Presented the line to large and small retailers.
? Responsible for following up and management of all accounts.
? Attended the IHA show in Chicago, Ill.
January 2007 – August 2007 Studio Ray / ZeroXposur New York, NY Account Manager
? Managed the private label business for Wal-Mart; which included boy’s, girl’s, infant/toddlers, men’s and ladies.
? Served as the contact person to all of Wal-Mart’s associates and internal departments on all daily issues.
? Presented seasonal lines to Wal-Mart’s Product Development team.
? Flew monthly to Wal-Mart’s Home Office to review trends and orders.
February 2004 – December 2006 Regatta / Li & Fung New York, NY Account Manager
? Managed private label and brand accounts for Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart.com, exceeding over $120 Million in annual sales.
? Responsible for all aspects of the account from development to shipping.
? Tracked PO’s, allocations and EDI transactions.
March 2001 - February 2004 ISG / Li & Fung New York, NY Sales Assistant to V.P of Sales and Merchandising
? Responsible for the demographic and financial sales analysis of all Missy and Plus Wal-Mart orders.
? Oversee an annual volume of $14 million, for such clients as, Wal-Mart, QVC, Levi Strauss Signature, Lee and Shopko.
? Responsible for the sourcing, costing, and placing of orders internationally and domestically.
? Sourced fabric and trim development for the in –house line and clients specific lines.
September 1998- March 2001 Nordstrom The Mall at Short Hills, NJ
Active Dept. Manager of Women’s Active and Swimwear Department / Personal Shopper
September 1999 – May 2001 SUNY / F.I.T. New York, NY
B.A; International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industry
? Member of the International Trade Student Association (ITSA).
September 1997- May 1999 SUNY / F.I.T. New York , NY
A.A.S; Fashion Merchandising Management
? Fluent in Spanish
? Microsoft Office