Nicole Laing
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Location: Cedar Grove, NJ, USA
University: Montclair State University
Major: Fashion Studies

Nicole Laing

Nicole Laing
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Professional Objective
Educated, engaged professional influencing solid “real world” knowledge to facilitate talent
Skills
- Admirable Communication - Exceptional Organization
- Management and Budgeting - Influential Networking
- Recruitment and Talent Development - Technology
(Microsoft, SAS, NetSuite, Oracle, Retail Net)
Professional Competencies
Operations Manager
WAFFLEWAFFLE/HAPPI FOODI March 2018-Feb. 2019
• Direct global logistics & operations for $2 million freight budget in a startup contributing to 100% sales revenue growth for two consecutive years at $30 million
• Coordinate all phases of purchase order life cycle; including monitoring freight status and verifying & reviewing contracts
• Facilitate crucial information to Director of Operations and Director of Logistics as related
• Scout and source the market for raw materials needed for product development and implementation
• Assist in accounts payable to ensure checks and balances; verify accounts receivable
• Act as advisor for staying on task and keeping critical deadlines
• Build, edit, and maintain a database for third party vendors to negotiate rates
• Evaluate competition using marketing strategies, coupon offerings, and social media platforms
Senior Allocator
AEROPOSTALE Jan. 2017-March 2018
• Manage a team of 2 for teen clothing and women’s accessories brands by analyzing KPI reports and creating quarterly sizing profiles
• Exceed monthly sales goals and encourage sales team
• HR & office management to recruit interns; conduct formal interviews and follow up; train new staff
Replenishment Analyst /Replenishment Support Analyst/Merchandising Assistant
PARTY CITY Sept. 2014-Dec. 2016
• Create binders and style boards for record keeping on merchandise plans and buys
• Respond to all incoming store and customer inquiries with outstanding customer service skills
• Resolve customer complaints with exceptional customer service and delegate schedules
• Market strategy analysis using Excel queries
Account Executive Corporate Intern
MICHAEL KORS Aug. 2011-Dec. 2011
HR/Executive Assistant Corporate Intern
ZAC POSEN Jan. 2011-May 2011


Education
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Studies
Business Minor and Bobbi Brown Make-Up Artist Certified
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY MONTCLAIR, NJ GRADUATED 2012
Holistic Health Coach Certification
INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION, NEW YORK, NY GRADUATED 2018

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