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Burlington Stores - Assistant Buyer Resume Example

Ehlay Echon
Professional Summary

Motivated leader and award-winning retail executive with "wow-factor" work ethic seeks to be part of a cutting edge team within a corporate environment. 

  • Proficient at building strong relationships 
  • Maintains calm under pressure
  • Stellar customer service abilities
  • Compelling presentational speaking skills
  • Deadline/goal driven
  • Collaborates well in a team setting, as well as independently
  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptionally organized
  • Trained in the professional use of social media platforms 
May 2015Current Assistant Buyer | Burlington Stores | Burlington, NJ
  • Manages purchase order entry and shipping life cycle - responsible for timely receipt flow to achieve assortment goals, inventory levels, and maximize sales. 
  • Builds strong rapport with every vendor partner through dependable urgency in problem solving, finding resolution and follow-up. 
  • Demonstrates strong product knowledge through weekly competitive shopping trips by effectively communicating market analysis to buying team - utilizes this market intelligence in negotiating tactics to consistently deliver the best value to the customer.  
  • Utilizes reporting and analytical tools to identify trends, areas of strength and risk in order to forecast the business and capitalize on sales opportunities. 
  • Partners with planning, allocation, order entry, and supply chain teams to achieve assortment vision by region to provide sharp value, fashion and quality product to consumers across diverse demographic territories. 
  • Trains and supervises new assistant buyers and interns
  • Responsible for being the direct liaison between my division and corporate advertising team - curates samples for mailers, commercials and social media efforts. 
November 2014April 2015 Small Business Sales Consultant | Paychex | Marlton, NJ
  • Prospected new clients and referral sources utilizing the telephone, direct mail, seminars, current client visits and other local marketing programs.
  • Scheduled appointments and visits for potential referral clients and presented them with company products and services. 
  • Expedited the resolution of customer problems and/or complaints. 
  • Built relationships with current clients by doing monthly check-ins and drop-bys to sustain lasting relationships. 
  • Achieved technical and competitive sales skills knowledge by completing three weeks training in corporate headquarters. 
May 2013November 2014 Assistant Department Manager of Cosmetics and Fragrances | Nordstrom | Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Catapulted cosmetics department to #1 in the Capital Northeast Region, #5 in the company nationwide. 
  • Developed and maintained department schedule for team of 40 sales associates. 
  • Planned department events for luxury cosmetics and fragrance lines including: Chanel, Bobbi Brown, La Prarie, Estee Lauder, etc. 
  • Exceeded pre-sale, appointment and sales goals for main company events. (i.e. Nordstrom Anniversary sale)
  • Responsible for 7 top brands - partnered with account executives to coordinate over-the-top sales results by conducting bi-monthly reviews and consistently motivating team members. 
  • Rotated and coordinated all visual merchandising and product placement to coincide with product launches, seasons and events. 
  • Recognized for taking ownership of decreasing shrinkage and theft to historical lows by managing and coaching the best practices to store associates. 
  • Developed strong relationships with corporate beauty buyers in order to maintain inventory to achieve sales projections. 
May 2014July 2014 Interim Assistant Department Manager of Fashion and Fine Jewelry | Nordstrom | Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Orchestrated Michelle Watch Trunk Show - exceeded department goal of $30k and pre sold over $27k for this one-day event. Won regional contest for the team with highest increase over sales plan. 
  • During a successful three-month run, won high honor of "cash-call" for achieving highest increase over any department in the store. 
  • Maintained replenishment for David Yurman, Michelle Watches and Lagos to keep up with sales in the fine jewelry department. 
  • Executed new brand launches, which included visual merchandising, marketing and logistics (i.e. Pandora, Alex and Ani, Shinola Watches)
2013 Bachelor of Science: Communications Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • GPA: 3.86 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Minor: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, Public Communication
  • Deans List (Spring 2010-Spring 2013)
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Previous Companies:

  • Burlington Stores
  • Paychex
  • Nordstrom

Previous Job Positions:

  • Assistant Buyer


  • Syracuse University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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