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Merchandiser #12809027

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Phone
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Job Function
Marketing & Advertising, Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail
Experience
10 – 15 Years
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Employment Type
Full-Time
Salary
$40-50k
Citizenship
Non U.S. Citizen
Member No.
12809027
Last Activity
07/16/2013

Resume

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Work Experience:

The Harston Group (DutyFree)•••••Cebu City, Philippines
Marketing Service Part time
May 1, ••••• up to present

Timex Duty Free•••••Cebu City, Philippines
Roundhill
Marketing Service (Part time)
September •••••, ••••• – April •••••, •••••
Markeing Service
Responsible for the following:
• Arrange for the images for the various light-box needs to be prepared for the customers. POS materials to be sent to the duty free retail shops each quarter.
• Conceptualize layout for catalogs, outsource & prepare cost estimate for printing.
• Conceptualize, sourcing of display materials for DutyFree outlet.
• Coordination of Dutyfree show booth requirement from layout, design implementation, construction to visual merchandising.

Madison Retailers Inc. Don Chino Roces Ave. Makati City,Philippines
Division Manager
June •••••, ••••• – June •••••, ••••••••••
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Leasing /Design & Construction Manager
June •••••, ••••• – June •••••, •••••
&#•••••; Primarily responsible for Managing company’s Retail assets.
&#•••••; Responsible for identifying and securing the best store locations and constructing stores as per specifications.
&#•••••; Responsible for managing cost, schedule, and quality delivery of projects.
&#•••••; Develops and maintains a good, healthy relationship with contractors and suppliers
&#•••••; Responsible for maintaining a cohesive relationship with Leasing Managers of malls and Merchandising Managers of Department stores.
&#•••••; Negotiate rentals and commissions for existing and new store locations.
&#•••••; Lead and manages subordinates

Corporate Sales Manager
July ••••• – June •••••, •••••
&#•••••; Responsible for developing and cultivating new customers for corporate sales.
&#•••••; Develops and executes sales plan and programs to ensure the profit growth and expansion of company products.
&#•••••; Assist in projecting and recommending purchase quantities on key program and monitor merchandise performance.
&#•••••; Develops and maintains a good, healthy relationship with clients
&#•••••; Lead and manages subordinates

Visual Merchandising Manager
January ••••• – September •••••
&#•••••; Creates a retail environment that represents the Brand using innovative and unique approaches to obtain a customer friendly atmosphere.
&#•••••; Implement visual merchandising directives into all stores consistent with image and goals of the stores.
&#•••••; Create seasonal floor plans and implement floor changes with Store Supervisors and Retail store staff that are consistent with the store’s layout, customer demands and current product focus.
&#•••••; Train store staff on merchandising basics; involves the staff in the maintenance of the store visually and helps communicate the Company’s expectation and standards.
&#•••••; Develop Visual Merchandising Presentation Standard Manual.
&#•••••; Manage all projects to completion based upon defined budgets and timelines.
&#•••••; Lead and manages subordinates

Merchandise Manager
June •••••, ••••• – December •••••, •••••
&#•••••; Develops through knowledge of the market to know the brand’s target consumers’ needs and wants, demands and preferences in terms of style, comfort and price.
&#•••••; Conducts product research on latest fashion trends thru internet, fashion magazines and other fashion research materials.
&#•••••; Selects and recommends merchandise that is timely and in keeping with the brand’s image, market and pricing structure. Also recommends timely markdowns and price breaks, in coordination with Inventory Planning and Allocation.
&#•••••; Works with the Inventory Planning and Allocation Group on Open-to-Buy Budget requirements, and supervises Product Managers to ensure that the purchase requirements are met.
&#•••••; Monitors and recommends pricing structure that is aligned to the brand’s market positioning
&#•••••; Approves pricing documents and purchase orders on quantity, color and delivery date of contracted items
&#•••••; Monitors sell through of merchandise to determine progress/performance of established product lines and new products.
&#•••••; Monitors and analyze running sales achievement vis-à-vis planned sales daily.
&#•••••; Propose promotions or discounts to be given at store level to increase product sell through, deplete slow moving merchandise
&#•••••; Keeps track of the department’s operational budgets as against planned expenses
&#•••••; Develops and maintains a good, healthy relationship with trade vendors and suppliers
&#•••••; Lead and manages subordinates

Newtrends International Corporation•••••Don Chino Roces Ave. Makati City
October •••••, ••••• – May •••••, •••••

Visual Merchandising Head
October •••••, ••••• – December •••••
&#•••••; Develops displays and selects theme, colors, and props to be used for window or interior use.
&#•••••; Implement visual merchandising directives into all stores consistent with image and goals of the stores.
&#•••••; Create seasonal floor plans and implement floor changes with Store Supervisors and Retail store staff that are consistent with the store’s layout, customer demands and current product focus.
&#•••••; Train store staff on merchandising basics; involves the staff in the maintenance of the store visually and helps communicate the Company’s expectation and standards.
&#•••••; Works with the Visual merchandising artist to implement the company’s goals and initiatives visually within the store
&#•••••; Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in laying out and assembling display
&#•••••; Consult with Marketing and Sales dept. to ascertain type of merchandise to be featured and time and place for each display
&#•••••; Manage all projects to completion based upon defined budgets and timelines.
&#•••••; Oversees the daily activities of the department and motivates the team to perform above par
&#•••••; Conducts regular store visits and field work to increase knowledge of competition and understand consumer behavior.
Leasing / Design & Construction Manager
January ••••• – May •••••, •••••

Leasing
&#•••••; Develop and maintain cohesive and warm working relationship with the Leasing Managers of the mall
&#•••••; Secure the best locations for Timex and Watch & See Store and upgrading weak existing locations
&#•••••; Negotiate rentals and commissions for existing and new store locations
&#•••••; Provide sound financial and customer data for new store locations to Brand and Operations before signing the Lease contract
&#•••••; Provide periodic sales and performance information from various malls
Construction
&#•••••; Develop and implement time lines for store construction
&#•••••; Ensure review of store designs with Brand, Operations and Retail Planning
&#•••••; Ensure excellent quality of stores constructed by working with reliable contractors
&#•••••; Ensure on time delivery of constructed stores
&#•••••; Provide technical and design inputs for new stores
&#•••••; Standardize store fixtures and specifications
&#•••••; Control the costs for opening new stores
&#•••••; Proactively identifies and addresses construction issues before they become major problems
&#•••••; Developing and implementing a quick response maintenance system
&#•••••; Setting new standards of excellence in construction
&#•••••; Research store designs, fixtures and fitting to forecast design keeping in mind brand positioning and integrity
&#•••••; Oversees the daily activities of the Department and motivates the team to perform above par

Sara Lee Personal Product•••••Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati City
Merchandiser
May ••••• – March •••••

&#•••••; Conduct market research on the latest trend
&#•••••; Conducts regular store visits and field work to increase knowledge of competition , marketing strategy
&#•••••; Monitors sell through of merchandise to determine progress/performance of established product lines and new products.
&#•••••; Recommends new reliable vendors
&#•••••; In-charge with the store replenishment

Intercon Garments Inc.•••••Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati City
March ••••• – April •••••

Production Planning & Inventory Control Head
January ••••• – March •••••
&#•••••; Responsible for allocation of work in process to the production line
&#•••••; Inventory management of fabric, accessories and packaging materials
&#•••••; Analyze sales forecast vs. materials and sundries
Cutting Supervisor
January ••••• – December •••••
&#•••••; Ensure that all production line will have enough load
&#•••••; Control cost of materials to achieve economies of scale
&#•••••; Ensure quality of cut goods to avoid losses
&#•••••; Lead and manages staff
Production Assistant
January ••••• – December •••••
&#•••••; Responsible for making purchase order
&#•••••; Coordination with supplier on the timely delivery of goods
&#•••••; Ensure that all documents are accounted for and filled logically
&#•••••; Ensure effective written and oral communication to all department
Encoder / Bundler
March ••••• – December •••••

SEMINARS & TRAINING
(Recent only)

Strategic Organizational Planning Seminar
November •••••
Discovery Suit

Al Ries” Brand Marketing Conference
June •••••, •••••
Grand Ballroom Philippine Plaza Hotel
Quality Management System
February •••••, •••••
Madison Conference B

Izod Brand / Marketing Conference
August 2, •••••
PVH Conference Hall
New York City

4 Steps to Powerful Leadership
September •••••, •••••
AIM Conference Center Makati City

Decision Making Techniques
April •••••, •••••
Powerbooks Greenbelt 4

Van Heusen Brand / Marketing Conference
January •••••, •••••
PVH Conference Hall
New York City

Timex Brand / Marketing Conference
April 6, •••••
Zurich Switzerland

Timex Brand / Marketing Conference
March •••••, •••••
Zurich Switzerland

Timex Brand / Marketing Conference
February 9, •••••
TMX Conference Hall
Toronto Canada

Timex Brand / Marketing Conference
February 6, •••••
TMX Conference Hall
Middleburry USA

Educational Background

AB Economics
Jose Rizal College •••••

Character References

Mr. Lal G. Gopwani•••••Ms. Gloria Santos
Vice-President•••••Finance Manager
Branded Lifestyle Inc.•••••Madison Retailers Inc.

Mr. Murli Menon
General Manager
Newtrends International Corp.

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