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Buyer, Merchandise Manager Resume


Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers SpiderID: 10008
Desired Job Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Date Posted: 11/28/2006
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: ASAP
Desired Wage: 60,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
A highly motivated, results-driven, self-starter with extensive experience in all facets of the retail industry including Purchasing, Assortment Planning, Merchandising, Vendor Negotiation and Marketing. Proven leadership in the fields of operational management, building teams and strategizing.


Experience:
2002 to Present-BUYER
Carmax Auto Superstores Inc., Charlotte, NC-Purchased vehicles from various auto auctions and through on-site appraisals, trained Sales staff and Buyers-in-Training while managing inventory position, prices, margins and wholesale auto auctions.
EXPERIENCE

1998 to 2002-ANALYST/ASSISTANT BUYER
Circuit City Stores, Richmond, VA-Four years of corporate merchandising experience with responsibilities in business analysis, strategic communication and project management for over 600 stores.

1995 to 1998-MERCHANDISE MANAGER/BUYER
J. C. Penny Corporation, Martinsville, VA-Three years of management experience with increasing responsibility in account management, staff training, vendor negotiation, operational implementation and development.


Education:
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
1994/B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing



Skills:
Merchandising
Managed the development of display and promotional material to support Senior National Buyers’ strategy at Circuit City and coordinated its distribution to all stores nationwide.
Created marketing standards in print advertising that was used for all national advertising for the Car Audio Department.
Inaugural member of an associated task force faced with the undertaking of successfully implementing a new merchandise strategy through profit and space analysis.
As Merchandise Manager/Buyer for J.C. Penny in Women’s Apparel, Women’s Accessories and Home Furnishings, increased this categories gross profit by 11%, these three divisions accounted for 50% of store’s volume.

Purchasing/Vendor Negotiation
Developed off-site purchasing strategy, later adopted as the company standard for Carmax that focused on improving the vehicle mix.
Purchased eight to ten million dollars worth of vehicles annually through off-site auctions, on-site appraisals and negotiating with wholesalers.
Increased productivity of Newburg Auto Auction by negotiating a very liberal arbitration policy with the Auctions’ General Manager.
Effectively analyzed markets, targeted areas of highest return and developed strategies to attain goals.
Managed Assortment Planning and Open-to-Buy for Car Audio accessories while at Circuit City and J.C. Penny.



Additional Information:
Operational & Project Management
Exceeded corporate targets while managing each of the following areas: initial margins, rolling mix scores, and dollar per unit wholesale management.
While managing on-site wholesale auctions at Carmax, increased dollar per unit sold from $5.00 to $40.00.
Provided leadership and guidance as a mentor for Buyers-in-Training in the Purchasing Department Management program.
Managed projects through various departments (legal, visual, and inventory control) as a representative of the Car Audio Department.



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