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Retail Sales & Marketing



Veronica Rassmussen
5965 Waroner, Montreal, QC, H3W 2H3
Res. (514) 268-4956 - Cel. (514) 985-6217 - Net: veronicar@metro.com


EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE
Sales and marketing position with a dynamic company in the apparel industry -- distribution and sales -- where I can add value with my more than 10 years of experience in the retail sales sector.

STRENGTHS - SKILLS - ABILITIES
  • Excellent understanding of the dynamics of the retail apparel and accessories industry, particularly the sales and merchandising of luxury goods.
  • Strong track-record providing superior customer service in a direct to client sales environment.
  • Proven ability to manage sales staff and teams in achieving and exceeding sales targets.
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills in dealing with customers, staff, community service organizations, and the media.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and proven ability to work independently on multiple tasks in parallel.
  • WORK EXPERIENCE
    Retail Sales Representative, Hermès Canada, Holt Renfrew Ltd., Montreal, (2001-2005)
    Responsible for direct client sales and service and performed the buying for the Fall-Winter 2004 product line.

    Career and Personal Development Activities (1999-2001)
    Traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa, organized various charity fund-raising events, and apprenticed in fashion design with Point Zero Inc.

    Manager and Sales Representative, Giorgio Armani Label, Holt Renfrew Ltd., Montreal (1996-1999)
    Managed the Giorgio Armani Boutique which involved: managing the sales team, assisting and advising the Buyer, providing direct client sales and service, and performing all merchandising activities.

    Manager, French Connection Line, Harrod's Department Store, London, UK (1995-1996)
    Responsible for: managing and motivating staff, performing cclient sales and service, and conducting retail merchandising activities.

    IT Software Instructor, Office - Dean of Medicine, University of London, UK (1994-1995)
    Provided basic training to students and staff on PC-based office software, Internet browsers, and e-mail programs.

    EDUCATION - TRAINING - KNOWLEDGE
    • Bachelor of Arts, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. (1990-1993).
    • Fashion Design Courses, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (1995).
    • Fluent in English and French. Working knowledge of German.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE
    Chaired a successful fund-raiser for St. Jude's Hospital in 2005 and participated in several charity events in recent years for the Feed-A-Child Campaign, and the Combined General Appeal (CGA).



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