Merchandising Manager

William J. Norwood
2616 Mutton Road
Seattle, WA 98101
(360) 680-1225


Merchandising professional with management experience in retail and wholesale environments.  Proven ability to successfully manage sales and marketing, merchandising, product development, and  inventory management.

Goldman’s, Seattle, WA

1993 – Present
Senior Sales, Marketing, and Merchandising Manager
Currently responsible for a $15 million jewelry wholesale business. Provide all jewelry merchandising for five chain department stores. Most contracts exceed $1 million.
• Regularly beat sales plan by 113%.
• Increased territory by 25%.
• Helped design new line of jewelry.
• Assisted grachic designers with logo design.

Ferndale Corp., Seattle, WA

1989 – 1993
Director of Product Development and Merchandising
Was responsible for developing new products and merchandising products throughout region. Sold 10 product lines with annual sales in excess of $10 million.
• Assisted with design features of product line.
• Streamlined product offerings to assist with merchandising.
• Trained sales representatives to provide better service.

HJ Corporation, Seattle, WA

1984 – 1989
Responsible for purchasing gold, silver, and platinum items to sell in store. Worked with managers and wholesale jewelers to improve contract prices. Reached 135% of sales plan.

Hexagon, Inc., Seattle, WA

1981 – 1984
Travelled throughout Europe to research new product lines.

Seattle College, Seattle, WA

Merchandising, Fashion Design, and Marketing Degree


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