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Cato Corp

  1. 1. I N T R O D U C T I O N T O O N L I N E L E A R N I N G W E E K 6 F I N A L A S S I G N M E N T Laura A. Douglas
  2. 2. Welcome to Laura A. Douglas’s portfolio! Thank you for taking the time to explore this presentation. I will be focusing on my time with Cato Corporation from January 2008 to April 2009.
  3. 3. Online Visual C/V  I invite you to visit my on-line portfolio at:  www.visualcv.c om/lmiatak9
  4. 4. A Little About Me:  What are you going now?  I am currently attending college part time at The Arts Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division. I am also working part time at JC Penney in Manassas, VA.  I have just re-located to the Northern Virginia area from Northern Atlanta. I had been working for Cato Corporation as the Store Manager in Douglasville, GA.
  5. 5. Career Objective  What is your objective?  I am looking for a Visual Merchandiser position with a growing company with excellent opportunity for advancement. Eventually, I would like to step into a regional or district manager role.
  6. 6. P L E A S E E N J O Y T H E F O L L O W I N G S L I D E S . I W I L L B E P R E S E N T I N G S E V E R A L S P E C I A L P R O J E C T S : L P Q U I Z , R O T A T I N G S T O R E S C H E D U L E , C R E D I T M E M O , F L O O R P L A N S , I N T E R V I E W S C R E E N E R , B E F O R E & A F T E R P H O T O G R A P H S , & A W A R D S W O N . Laura A. Douglas Store Manager
  7. 7. Loss Prevention Quiz Prototyped at Douglasville Cato 0856. Adopted through region as training tool for new hires and refresher for existing personnel.
  8. 8. Excel Store Schedule Rotating Management Schedule Cato Schedules
  9. 9. Inner Store Friendly Competition I inspired inner store competition for acquiring new Cato credit accounts. I simply displayed individual statics on the pie- everyone wanted to have the biggest slice! This approach was so successful, I was asked to write a “How To” memo and helped roll it out to the region.
  10. 10. The Beginning: Cato LP Theft Chart Scan of Corporate Floor Plan- used for fixturing key Evolution of Cato Floor Plans
  11. 11. Adaptation of Loss Prevention Generic Floor Plan Outline Store 1193 Adapted Floor Plan with Fixturing and Backroom Detail Evolution of Cato Floor Plans
  12. 12. Before: Unbalanced Fixtures, No Line of Sight Focal Points After: Line of Sight Focal Points & Seasonal Shop Established Evolution of Cato Floor Plans
  13. 13. Interview Screener Questions
  14. 14. Cato Wall Merchandising Q4
  15. 15. Cato Wall Merchandising Q4
  16. 16. Cato Wall Merchandising Q4
  17. 17. Cato Wall Merchandising Q4
  18. 18. Cato Wall Merchandising Q4
  19. 19. Before: Bath & Body Fixture After: Bath & Body Fixture Cato Before & After
  20. 20. Watch Cases Cato Accessories Merchandising
  21. 21. Cato Accessories Merchandising
  22. 22. Cato Accessories Merchandising
  23. 23. Cato Accessories Merchandising
  24. 24. Prototype for Bra Fit Event Marietta, Georgia Cato 1193 Fit Clinic
  25. 25. Before: Backroom Upper Storage After: Document Storage Cato Before & After
  26. 26. Before: Backroom After: Managers Desk & Backroom Cato Before & After
  27. 27. Sales Contests & Secret Shop Awards Cato Certificates of Excellence: 2009 Q1 Top Dog Sales Award 2008 Winner of Top Average Daily Sale in District 2008 Winner of Controllable Expenses Award in District 2008 Winner of Top Credit Acquisition in District 2008 Top Year To Date Sales Per Hour in District 2008 Q4 Secret Shop 100 (perfect score) 2008 Q4 Shrink Results
  28. 28. W H E N I S T H E B E S T T I M E T O R E A C H Y O U ? I M A Y B E R E A C H E D O N M Y M O B I L E P H O N E : 3 0 1 - 7 4 8 - 4 2 8 9 M - F 1 0 A M - 7 P M E S T . I M A Y A L S O B E R E A C H E D A T M Y E - M A I L A D D R E S S : L M I A T A K 9 @ Y A H O O . C O M Contact Information:
  29. 29. I H O P E Y O U E N J O Y E D M Y P R E S E N T A T I O N . P L E A S E C O N T A C T M E I F Y O U W O U L D L I K E T O A R R A N G E A N I N T E R V I E W . Thank you!