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Macys Inc - District Merchant Resume Example

Avery Ward
XXXX X XXXX X , Cottonwood Heights , UT 84121

Accomplished Retail Executive with a solid history of achievement in driving sales and profit. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. I have worked for an International Fortune 500 company that is a leader in the Fashion Retail Industry, Areas of expertise include, team development through leadership, multi-unit management, and communication.

  • Administration and Management
  • Time Management
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Analytical
  • Active Learning
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Operations Analysis
  • Troubleshooting
MACYS Inc / Bloomingdales DM District Merchant
District Merchant /Regional Merchandising Manager 01/2008 - 02/2015
Macys Inc / Bloomingdales - Salt Lake City, Ut

District Leader over Women's Shoes, Handbags, Intimate apparel and Jewelry that represented 26 million dollars in a multi-unit District of Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

  • Drove district performance in sales and margin by implementing merchandising execution of My Macy's and Company core strategies.
  • Coached Sale Managers and Sales Associates in a multi-unit setting to drive results through the emphasis of company standards by training, influencing and motivating.
  • Identified store-specific (My Macy's) opportunities with  focus on people, product, process, placement and promotion, generating a 22% comp store increase in Handbags and Intimate apparel for 2014
  • Created an operational initiative in Women's shoes to improve support and efficiency, helping to increase and exceed sales plan in all 12 stores.
  • Reviewed financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement to determine areas needing improvement.
  • Planned and executed a successful new store opening, by creating strong floor plans, negotiating correct assortment, creating a compelling shopping environment and building a strong leadership team.  
Store Manager 01/2006 - 01/2008
ANN TAYLOR - Park City , Ut

Annual volume 8 million, Led over 20 direct reports

  • Increased sales volume by 5% in less than 4 months, by creating a strongly energized team and an inviting environment for clients.
  • Managed and lead sales staff, creating a client focused team.
  • Completed all activities required to achieve all store goals, including sales objectives, client services, employee recruiting, retention, payroll, operating expenses, loss prevention and merchandise presentation.
  • Provided customer service by greeting and assisting customers, and responding to customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Selected to be part of the West Coast new store opening team, responsible for merchandising and teaching operating standards at all new locations.
Assistant Store Manager 01/2004 - 01/2006
KOHLS - American Fork, Ut

Volume responsibilities 20 million,Led over 75 direct reports.

Directed and supervised Ready to Wear, Juniors, Men's, Handbags, Jewelry and Cosmetics.

  • Through leadership, and coaching sales increased 20% over a 2 year period.
  • Completed the analysis of stores business, operations, expense management and general management of the success and profitability of the store.
  • Directed and supervised employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for customers.
  • Implemented merchandising expectations and standards.  
ASM Area Sales Manager 01/1996 - 01/2004

Completed hiring and training of all staff including the day to day operations of Better Sportswear, , Petites and Women's Ready to Wear, along with the total store results

  • Promoted to 3 locations over period of 8 years with increased responsibilities in volume and direct reports.
  • Implemented planning of assortment and placement of merchandise.
  • Managed staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties
  • Planned and executed major store remodel with visual merchandising and product placement For Ready to Wear, Juniors and Better Sportswear..
  • Successfully opened a new store by recruiting, training, floor planning and merchandise execution.
Weber State University -
Community Service

Volunteer, National Kidney Foundation Patient and Family Committee

Volunteer, Donate Life Utah

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Previous Companies:

  • MACYS Inc
  • Bloomingdales
  • DM District Merchant

Previous Job Positions:

  • District Merchant
  • Regional Merchandising Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • ASM Area Sales Manager


  • Weber State University

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