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Elijah Anderson
XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXX, Castle Rock, CO 80108
Professional Summary:

Seasoned buyer with more than 20 years of experience in fast-paced retail environment. Excellent negotiator and leader. Track record of achieving exceptional results in sales and in driving profitability.

  • Negotiation
  • Time Management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Sales and Marketing
Buyer Team Sports May 2012Present Sports Authority Englewood, CO
  • Purchased for Basketball, Lacrosse and Soccer with annual sales in excess of $90 million.
  • Skilled in working cross functionally with other areas to see ideas come to light.
  • Proven results in negotiations with the vendor community.
  • Emphasis on building a team environment where everyone feels vital to the overall business and to the success of the department.
  • Analyzed financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity, goal achievement, to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
Buyer Footwear May 2006May 2012 Sports Authority Englewood, CO
  • Led the cleated footwear department.
  • Focus on driving results through in stocks and size analysis, while also offering the best assortment in the industry.
  • Grew the cleated department by $1.4 million. 
  • Consistently on inventory plan, achieved through managing receipts and negotiating returns with the vendors.
  • Have grown in season in-stock percentages to over 95% on core styles.
Senior Buyer Footwear Jul 2004Feb 2006 Olympia Sports Westbrook, ME
  • Managed the footwear buying staff on all facets of buying.
  • Major emphasis on assortment and financial planning.
  • Directed footwear team in creating an impactful statement through product, color and in store marketing.
Co-owner Jul 2003Jul 2004 StreetGame USA New Hampton, NY
  • Started athletic retail operation from the ground floor.
  • Based the concept on the influx of the urban influence on buying trends across all races of people 12-24 years old.
Senior Buyer/Product Manager Nov 2000Jul 2003 FootAction Mahwah, NJ
  • Directly responsible for developing and buying men's, women's and youth private label line of apparel for FootAction/Just for Feet for 600 stores.
  • Increased the sales volume from $95 million to over $110 million annually.
  • Directed all aspects of the business from fabric selection, factory approval, to negotiating landed cost.
Buyer May 1998Nov 2000 FootAction Dallas, TX
  • Responsible for buying/developing branded apparel for Footaction's 550 stores with annual sales of over $45 million.
  • Special make-ups represented over 90% of the total apparel business.
  • Directed the brands on style/fabric selection, color and margin requirements.
Merchandise Manager Jun 1996May 1998 Footaction Dallas, TX
Manager May 1993Jun 1996 Footaction Nashua, NH
BA : Public Management University of Maine Orono, ME

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School Attended
University of Maine