Professional

Experience

My career in Retail and love for storytelling through product began in customer service during my time at the University of Minnesota. I've spent the last 10 years in Merchandising & Product Development building an expertise in identifying business opportunities through consumer & trend insight. Using a blend of creativity and analysis, I've built profitable, brand-relevant product assortments for both mass-market and premium consumers.

With a sense of optimism, team player mentality, and skill for creative problem solving, I have led cross-functional teams to successfully deliver product on time, on budget, and to meet customer need.

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Work Experience

2019-2020

Merchandise Manager, Hanna Andersson

Drove $1.4M sales growth through data-driven product strategies, consumer insights, pricing & promotion efficiency, and e-commerce optimization. Demonstrated leadership through guiding cross-functional team in profitable development, managing team assistant, and leading execution of multiple company wide project initiatives.

2017-2019

Associate Merchant, Hanna Andersson

Owned Girls Swim category end to end while supporting needs for brand's #1 division. Analyzed weekly business & ad-hoc requests and presented all findings to senior leadership. Conducted quarterly competitive trend analysis & made recommendations.

2015-2017

Merchandising Assistant, Hanna Andersson

Managed PLM style maintenance, visual CADs, & website detail for up to 400 styles each season. Built & maintained relationships with multiple third party vendors to drive brand growth, one of which drove +54% increase YOY.

2010-2015

Sr Product Development Coordinator, Target

Executed vision for 4 categories by managing the approval of up to 300 artwork and sample submissions each cycle. Facilitated detailed communication with global vendors regarding deadlines and creative feedback. Completed projects to drive process improvements.

 

Skills & Abilities

Omni-channel Merchandising 

Product Management    Power BI 

Cross-functional Collaboration  

Project Management    Apparel Development
Advanced MS Excel     Adobe Illustrator    Google Analytics   Strategic Category Planning    MS Office   Trend & Color

 

Education

2006-2010

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

B.S. Retail Merchandising, Minor focus Business Management

2008

Kent State University - NYC Fashion Studio

Executed Trend & Color forecast capstone project through trendspotting, market research, runway interpretation, and consumer analysis.

 

Interests