email@example.com 25 Cyril Street, Northampton, NN1 5EJ 07544 460800OVERVIEWI currently work for the largest chain of UK action sports stores in the UK as theladies causal wear buyer. I was promoted to this position after managing a highstreet store for 5 years. I’m now looking to apply my 8 years retail experienceto a new role for a similar retailer to help them develop their range, using myexperience of developing SMU’s and fast to market products.ExpERIEncEGSM Retail England Retail - NorthamptonLadies wear Buyer June 2009 – CurrentThe majority of my role is for the retail brand Two Seasons, however I also do aconsiderable amount of work for Billabong & Element stores.Using my 5 years shop floor experience I select, allocate & merchandise all ladies &boys wear products along with jewellery for the 35 stores. This entails working withup to 30 brands per buying season to select the products I know will generate themost profit for the company. Key to my role is making sure we get the best dealsfrom suppliers and in season merchandising of stock to maximize sales.Several of our suppliers are based in Europe and I often spend up to 8 weeks ofthe year out of the country helping brands such as Billabong & Element developproducts for the UK market. My work on SMU and Fast to market products ensuresUK customer’s expectations are met.With significantly increased sales through our website, I make sure that our productselection makes the most of the long tail buying pattern we see online, which hasbeen key to increasing conversion on our no.1 store.I also make regular store visits to train staff on visual merchandising to ensureladies and men’s product is presented to the highest standard.KEy SKIllS★ Buying to budget★ Advanced Excel★ Product development★ Visual Merchandising★ Analysing stock performance★ Outfit planning for customer style guides★ Identifying market trends
ExpERIEncE cOnTInUEDTWO SEASONS | NorthamptonStore Manager/ Company Visual Merchandiser July 2004 – June 2009Before Two Seasons was bought by GSM I ran a predominately casual clothingstore selling brands like Animal, Billabong, Roxy, Element, DC & Quiksilver. I wasresponsible for sales and controlling variable costs.This role included recruiting, training and managing a team of 10 and visuallymerchandising the store to help increase footfall and conversion. Due to my successin visual merchandising I was promoted to applying this to other stores in the chain.During this time at Two Seasons several new stores were setup and I was partof the core team that planned and executed new store openings.Bon Marché | BedfordAssistant Manager September 2003 – June 2004While working in this £2 million turnover store I was responsible for 12 staff tomake sure targets were hit and daily duties were carried out. The store wasvery promotion driven so I had to ensure all promotions were displayed toincrease conversion and making sure as many customers signed up to theloyalty schemes as possible.EDUcaTIOnKent Institute of Art & Design (Now UCA, University for Creative Arts)2000 - 2003 (BA HONs) Fine ArtThis was a creative degree that was predominantly practical based, althoughresearch techniques, seminar presentations & art theory were essentials.OUTSIDE OF WORK★ Creating button related art ★ Surfing★ Visiting galleries ★ Wakeboarding (Badly)★ Scuba diving ★ Socialising with Friends★ SnowboardingReferences are availible on request.