Taylor McDaniel, the Fashion Expert
Fashion Merchandising
Location: Spring, TX, USA
School: Sam Houston State University
Field of study: Fashion Merchandising

Taylor McDaniel, the Fashion Expert

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Self- motivated, positive minded, effective communicator with experience in retail sales and brief experience in retail management complemented with expertise in social media marketing, customer service, administrative and people skills. Holds strong repute for maintaining a positive attitude, cultivating strong relationships, creatively solving problems. Maintains expert knowledge in forecasting fashion trends.
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX May 12, 2018
Bachelors of Arts, Fashion Merchandising, with a minor in Marketing
GPA 3.60, Cum Laude

Relevant coursework
o Fashion in Society
o Fashion Merchandising
o Marketing- professional selling, retailing, International Marketing
o Principles of Management
o Principles of Design
o Fashion Promotion
Nordstrom Sales Associate December 2017 -Present
o GOOD AMERICAN Premium Denim Specialist- The Woodlands Store
• Act a liaison between GOOD AMERICAN representative and salespeople
• Monitor and drive sales for department by keeping sales team up to date and informed on new styles and fits
o Work one on one with customers to understand and meet personalized needs while forming lasting relationships
o Consistently exceed sales volume goals
o Consistently seek new fashion and product knowledge
o Set and meet personal sales goal as well as work with team to meet department goals
o Use critical thinking skills to solve customer issues
o Re-merchandise department weekly
o Provide honest effective feedback to customers while building relationships
o Understand and maintain customer's private information in accordance with company privacy standards
Nordstrom Retail Management Intern May 2017-August 2017
o Assisted Department manager with merchandising daily
o Partnered with Visuals department to merchandise
o Created schematics
o Monitored department volumes
o Executed Return To Vendor (RTVs)
o Monitored YTD averages
o Promoted department through social media
o Helped implement new procedures
o Built relationship with customers
o Collaborated with other interns to create innovative ideas to improve the customer experience- Intern Project
EXPRESS Sales Associate, The Woodlands, TX May 2016—August 2016
o Accounted for store sales for the day including UPT, conversion and average transaction value
o Worked with a team to maximize UPT and conversions numbers by identifying customer type and their needs
o Proficient in Express inventory software
o Fulfilled customer online orders in store
o Worked with team of other associates to deliver great customer service
o Managed Point of Sales
o Assisted in visual merchandising
o Managed store inventory
Abercrombie and Fitch Associate, Sugarland, TX 05/2015—01/2016
o Assisted with Visual Merchandising
o Maintained store/ brand image by maintain my personal image and understanding the brand values
o Proficient in Abercrombie and Fitch inventory software
o Managed Point of Sales
o Kept track of top selling items
o Exhibited excellent customer service through styling
Fashion Merchandising Club, Sam Houston State University 11/2016—2017
Vice President
Social chair 09/2016-11/2016
o Plan socials
o Plan volunteer opportunities
o Help set goals for organization and keep everyone motivated to reach those goals
o Upkeep social media accounts (snapchat, twitter, google accounts, Instagram)
o Work with Executive board to organize on campus events
o Represent organization at functions
National Society of Collegiate Scholars 05/2016—2017
o Collaborated with the executive board create weekly agenda for the organization
o Planned/ organized volunteer events for the community and youth education
o Prepared PowerPoint presentations explaining the current events for NSCS for general body meeting
o Kept record of all members in the organization
o Maintained records for member tracking/ reward program
o Submitted activity reports to NSCS national office
o Record meeting minutes and report minutes to entire organizations including the national office
o Kept members up to date on club activities/ send out weekly reminders
o Represented organization at functions

President’s List December 2014 and June 2015, June 2017
Dean’s List December 2014, June 2015, December 2016, June 2017, May 2018