Merchandise Buyer Resume

Added on August 18, 2011 in M, Retail and Customer Service Resumes by admin

Crystal Olson
5989•Thunder Gulch Drive, New Albany OH43054 • (201) 777-7777•crystalolson@internet.com

Assistant Buyer
Skilled in areas of:
•Wholesale / Retail Buying • Product Distribution and Tracking • Information Systems
•Product Merchandising • Sales Analysis & Reporting • Vendor Relations
•Inventory Replenishment • Regional Marketing Campaigns • Order Management

Professional Experience
Merchandise Buying/ Coordination
• Report directly to London-American’s Director of Sales, providing support in areas of commodities buying and merchandising activities that reach annual sales volumes of $3 million for the division
• Collaborate with multiple buyers to facilitate the marketing efforts of new products, and development of promotional calendars, product launches, and employee incentive programs
• Maintain open lines of communication between manufacturers, sales teams, vendors, and warehousing personnel to expedite product orders, distribution, and problem resolutions
• Reported directly to the Senior Buyer of Dollar General in charge of day-to-day retail merchandise buying and merchandising activities impacting sales across 39Southern locations
• Successfully trained 50+ Dollar General employees on a complex LAN database management system

Sales Tracking, Analysis & Reporting
• Perform Abercrombie & Fitch’s weekly sales analysis activities on regional/local transactions, achieving a recovery of $1,900,000 from 2001 to 2007 resulting from identification and resolution of accounting discrepancies
• Develop sales books reflecting product lines, monthly promotions, discontinued items, order forms and transparencies utilized by sales teams and personnel throughout 26 store locations
• Formulate price breakdowns and track sales levels to determine product volume adjustments, replenishments and allocations with a demonstrated proficiency in internal networking systems
• Researched, compiled, and recorded Dollar General’s historical data to develop innovative sales strategies through close examination of inventory and product availability, pricing, and store promotions

Work History
Assistant Buyer / Sales Analyst 7/05 – Present
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, New Albany, Ohio

Assistant Buyer / Merchandise Coordinator 4/01 – 7/05
DOLLAR GENERAL, Portsmouth, Ohio

Education
Associates in Science, Business Management, 2001
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY at COLUMBUS

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