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A highly experienced sales and marketing position with a dynamite company where I can add value and utilize my skills in increasing sales and expanding the business of the company with my four years of experience in the retail sales sector.

Professional Experience:

GUESS, Cross County Shopping Mall in Yonkers, New York
Sales Associate, Footwear Specialist (March 2009 to Present)
  • Achieved status as one of 50 top sales performers in a Northeast region comprised of 67 store locations.
  • Individually sold $400K in store merchandise year-to-date at a store location that generates approximately $5M in annual revenue.
  • Exceeded personal sales goal by 20% in the prior year.
  • Achieve Employee of the Month Award in recognition of demonstrated productivity and ability to up sell customers upon cash out.
  • Maintain strong knowledge of current sales promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.
  • Arrange window and in-store displays to promote and maximize weekly sales.
  • Accurately answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise from customers with extreme professionalism and politeness.
  • Recommend, select, and help locate merchandise based on customers' needs and desires.
  • Maintain sales staff and teams in achieving and exceeding sales targets.
  • Assist in opening and closing cash registers, perform tasks such as counting money, separating charge slips, coupons and vouchers, balancing cash drawers and making deposits.

  • EXPRESS, Buffalo, New York
    Sales Associate (September 2008 to January 2009)
  • Increased store sales by providing excellent customer assistance.
  • Utilized excellent selling approach; maintained strong product knowledge and styling capabilities.
  • Ensured that products were available to customers and that products were folded and sized appropriately.
  • Computed sales prices and total purchases; received and processed cash and credit card payments.
  • Described merchandise and explained its use and care to customers.
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills in dealing with customers.
  • Managed a quick and efficient cash wrap experience for the customers.

  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Buffalo, New York

    Sales Associate (September 2006 to January 2008)
  • Trained for cash register, assisted customers with merchandise selection and complaints.
  • Utilized persuasive sales techniques to promote specials, gift cards and credit card applications.
  • Delegated responsibilities to other workers to ensure merchandise was well-organized and attractively displayed.
  • Trained new workers on store policies, merchandise displays and department organization.

  • Education:

    State University of New York College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Bachelor of Science in Fashion Textile Technology - May 2008
    (Concentration in Fashion Merchandising)

    Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, NY
    Associates in Applied Arts for Fashion Buying and Merchandising - May 2006

    Computer Skill Set:

    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Windows XP and Adobe Photoshop.