A position as men's apparel buyer for a major department store.
Assisted buyers in selection of merchandise.
Created promotional concepts.
Prepared orders, budgets, and inventories.
Purchased and maintained inventory for a $12M company.
Designed newspaper and radio advertisements.
Jones' Department Stores, Washington, D.C. Assistant Buyer, 1997 - Present
Assisted in purchases of men's wear sold in men's departments at 40 stores nationwide, with yearly annual sales exceeding $3M. Assisted in drafting of budgets, problem solving for individual branches, and developing new merchandising concepts. Analyzed sales and planned key promotional events.
The Athlete's Source, Richmond, VA Assistant Buyer, 1993 - 1997
Compiled and maintained records of items purchased or transferred between departments. Interviewed suppliers to obtain price and specification information. Prepared and sent purchase orders, communicated with vendors to Ensure the availability and delivery dates of goods. Worked with the head buyer to develop new concepts and merchandising ideas.
B.A., Business Administration & Retail Sales, 1993
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR