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Helzberg Diamonds - Assistant Buyer Resume Example

Avery Ward
Professional Summary
Passionate assistant buyer with seven years of industry experience. Goal-oriented and dedicated employee that contribute to increased productivity and profit. Excellent eye for developing merchandise assortments.             
  • Extensive product knowledge
  • Strong communication and marketing skills
  • Extremely organized
  • Ability to recognize patterns and trends
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Strong data analysis
Assistant Buyer 04/2012 to Present
Helzberg Diamonds Kansas City, MO
  • Assisted buyer in growing gemstone assortment over five year plan to reach $32 million; from $19 million in 2011 to $30 million in 2014. 
  • Increased precious sales by 5.1% to last year and semi-precious sales by 8.2% to last year.
  • Work closely with vendors to obtain desired products and negotiate cost.
  • Assist with selecting new merchandise and developing new assortments.
  • Assist in selecting product for marketing exposure including

    pricing and layout.

  • Work with planner on forecasting, helping achieve gross margin, and return on investment.

  • Execute assigned merchandise events and develop communication to stores.

  • Monitor and analyze sales, trends, and economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns.

  • Set or recommend mark-up rates, mark-down rates, and selling prices for merchandise.
Merchandise Detailed Assistant 06/2010 to 04/2012
Helzberg Diamonds Kansas City, MO
  • Collaborated to build Expressions, including project launches and marketing in brochures and binder pages. 
  • Ran and analyzed sales analysis weekly.
  • Provided support to stores through communicating product updates and launches.
  • Processed sku set up, input purchase orders, and managed sample inventory. 
Assistant Manager 02/2010 to 06/2010
Helzberg Diamonds Chesterfield, MO

Created & implemented strategies to achieve sales objectives while transferring skills to sales associates.

Sales Assistant 04/2008 to 02/2010
Helzberg Diamonds Chesterfield, MO

Demonstrated strong personal selling skills while becoming top sales associate for the store.

Public Relations 06/2007 to 08/2007
Think PR New York, NY


Established and maintained effective working relationships with fashion designers and celebrities, and assisted with set up of fashion shows and launch parties.

Bachelor of Arts: Fashion Merchandising with emphasis in management Dec 2007 Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
Community Service

Vice President of Helzberg Helps Steering Committee, 2015 -Present

Helzberg Helps Committee, 2012-2015

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Previous Companies:

  • Helzberg Diamonds
  • Think PR

Previous Job Positions:

  • Assistant Buyer
  • Merchandise Detailed Assistant
  • Assistant Manager
  • Sales Assistant
  • Public Relations


  • Missouri State University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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