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Jackson Thompson
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Strategic retail professional with a solid history of achievements. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include buying, planning, and process improvement.

  • Team Building Focused
  • Strong Critical Thinker
  • Effective Decision Maker
  • Time Management & Prioritization
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Analytical and Process Driven
Divisional Vice President May 2011Present Sears Holdings Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Oversee the planning and placement of product that aligns with the merchandise strategy
  • Develop associates through coaching, mentoring, performance management and succession planning.   Lead and mentor a team of planning and allocation professionals on the day-to-day execution of merchandise planning and inventory management. 
  • Direct and drive the process of creating and updating seasonal buying targets and fiscal time-phased top-down control/open-to-buy plans 
  • Create strategic financial plans that support the company's objectives and brand goals from a top down perspective
  • Manage in-season profitability in order to achieve or exceed seasonal performance at a business unit
  • Partner with the Merchants to develop strategic plans to achieve the company financial objectives.   Implement process improvements and technology to support the business needs   
  • Collaborate with all cross-functional teams to achieve business objectives
Inventory Director Nov 2007Apr 2011 Sears Holdings Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Responsible for driving inventory productivity through assortment optimization, maintaining appropriate in stock levels, and reducing non-productive inventory
  • Oversaw the planning and placement of product that aligned with the overall merchandise strategy
  • Built financial plans, both in-season and pre-season
  • Developed associates through coaching, mentoring, performance management and succession planning
Inventory Manager Sep 2005Nov 2007 Sears Holdings Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Developed in-season and pre-season financial plans
  • Built unit ladder plans to drive business and maximize profitability
  • Managed inventory and ensured the timing, placement and quantity of product
  • Developed associates through interviews, selection, coaching, mentoring and performance management
Senior Merchandise Planner Aug 2004Sep 2005 JCPenney Company, Inc Plano, TX
  • Created and maintained pre-season and in-season financial plans
  • Managed open-to-buy to achieve planned sales and profit objectives
  • Identified opportunities and risk through analyzing vendor profitability, sku productivity and key item performance
Senior Assistant Buyer Feb 2001Aug 2004 JCPenney Company Plano, TX
  • Responsibilities included buying, merchandising, building and maintaining supplier relationships, supplier negotiations, market analysis, analyzing sales and demand, management of vendor contracts, building planograms and assortment planning
Store Merchandise Planner Aug 2000Feb 2001 JCPenney Company, Inc Plano, TX
  • Managed merchandising activities for three hundred stores to achieve sales and profit objectives by identifying opportunities and communicating between the stores and merchandise team.
Regional Project Analyst Aug 1999Aug 2000 JCPenney Company, Inc Plano, TX
  • Responsibilities included company broadcasts, replenishment process training, website management and store audit checks
Senior Merchandise Manager May 1993Jul 1999 JCPenney Company, Inc Various, IL
  • Merchandising, buying, marketing, process improvement, store operations and associate training 
Bachelor of Science : Business May 1993 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL
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Previous Companies:

  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • JCPenney Company
  • Inc

Previous Job Positions:

  • Divisional Vice President
  • Inventory Director
  • Inventory Manager
  • Senior Merchandise Planner
  • Senior Assistant Buyer


  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Kankakee Community College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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