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  1. 1. Lorraine Levandowski 32 Arch Street Burlington, CT. 06013 Cell- 860-471-6004 Experienced Retail Executive Innovative, energetic, goal oriented- successful in merchandising, managing and purchasing for both specialty stores and high volume multi-unit retail business operations. Skills • Customer service oriented- excellent communication and people skills • Strong ability to hire, train and build a team of associates geared to achieving goals • Computer skills- Microsoft, Excel, Word, RPRO pos systems • Strong analytical and decision making skills • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment • Plan and achieve retail sales, inventory control, profits, and visual merchandising Professional Experience J. Jill 2/2015 to present Lead Key holder part time • Manage day to day functions of store operations, store visual presentations, marketing • Assist in training and directing associates to achieve matrix goals – sales , upts, conversion Stop and Shop Supermarkets 11/2013 to present Frontend Associate part time • Assist in opening and closing procedures • Customer service, cashier, supervise self-check area, straighten and replenish stock Pendleton Shop 9/1999 to 7/2014 Manager • Achieved 12% increase in sales and 20% profit increase in 2014 year to date • Run day to day operations, scheduling, receiving, shipping, banking, inventory control • Analyze business needs and communicate trends and needs with corporate office • Train new managers, fill in for area manger when needed • Created visual excitement with displays and merchandising to increase turn • Hire, train, motivate and develop staff • Create community charity events Bob’s Stores, 9/1993 to 4/1999 Merchandise Buyer, Product Development • Buyer for men’s accessories, active wear, and front end gifts • Increased Department sales by 94% in 4 years • Developed new Front End/ Gift Department and added 1.1 million dollars in additional sales Education Central Connecticut University Art Education BS, cum laude