Graduate Student - Master of Landscape Architecture
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Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
School: North Carolina State University
Field of Study: Landscape architecture

Graduate Student - Master of Landscape Architecture

Graduate Student Candidate - Master of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina - August 2020 - present

Work Experience
Planner – Pants and Shorts, J. Crew, New York, NY – Sept 2019-August 2020
° Build, strategize, and execute pre-season sales, margin, and inventory plan on a departmental level for digital and brick and mortar
° Develop and drive the seasonal product strategy and partner with merchandising team to execute the buys
° Analyze and report on previous quarter results and identify missed sales and growth drivers over previous year
° Create and manage forecasts in season for review in monthly business meeting to ensure financials are on track to pre-season plans and suggest strategies to improve trajectory
° Provide daily and weekly updates on business as it relates to last forecast, identifying trends and creating action plans as a result
° Partner with digital merchandising team to create promotion lists and execute on site

Merchandiser – Pants and Denim, Ann Taylor, New York, NY – October 2014-Sept 2019
° Owned, developed and drove departmental strategies that contributed to omni-channel growth in Pants and Denim sales in 2018 by +8% and 2019 YTD by +5%
° Developed and executed inventory strategy to optimize departmental sales
° Actively monitored business to identify inventory risk and/or opportunity and partnered with cross functional teams to formulate a plan of action
° Partnered closely with merchandise planning and store planning to forecast sales and manage inventory to meet future and in season financial goals
° Worked cross-functionally to manage product life cycle, troubleshooting and escalating issues in the process
° Key player in opportunity unlock and execution of enhanced denim strategy, which allowed for faster lead times to replenish inventory in successful styles
° Oversaw responsibilities and development of associate merchandiser and merchandising coordinator

Landscaping, gardening