Merchandise Buyer

Patricia R. Mckinnon
621 Junior Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 607-8326

Profile

Experienced merchandise buyer with proven ability to understand market trends, develop marketing strategies, buying, negotiating, and merchandising within a highly  competitive environment.
Experience

Fredrick’s, Atlanta, GA

1998 – Present
Men’s Merchandise Fashion Coordinator
Direct all merchandising for men’s fashion. Oversee all choices in fashion, color, trends, and products. Travell extensively to research industry trends and locate unique merchandise.

Work with marketing to create visually  pleasing merchandise displays and to continually impact customers’ choices.

• Generated 1/3 of the store’s revenues.
• Increased revenues for the department in ten stores by 400%.
• Designed successful private label line of clothing.

Fredrick’s, Atlanta, GA

1995 – 1998
Merchandise Buyer
Performed all merchandising for assigned departments in stores across the nation.

• Used effective management to lead team to sales quotas 145% above company average.

Fredrick’s, Atlanta, GA

1983 – 1995
Assistant Buyer / Classification Merchandiser / Assistant Manager

Training/Education

• MS Word     • MS Excel     • MS Outlook
• Lotus     • Retail negotiating     • Communication
• Time management     • Teambuilding     • Leadership

 

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