5965 Waroner, Montreal, QC, H3W 2H3
Res. (514) 268-4956 - Cel. (514) 985-6217 - Net: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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).