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PROFILE: Merchandise Manager - Fashion Apparel designer - Sale\'s Manager - Production Manager.- DUTIES have included -Product Development. ( Pattern Making ) - ( first thru production patterns ) - ( Draping and Flat Pattern ) - fit approval - Grading - Costing, - Yardages, to the exact inch .- Production Management (Over seas & Domestic). Freehand Fashion Illustration sketches,) for Men\'s, Women\'s, Children\'s Contemporary Sportswear and Dresses, and Swim Suit\'s - Cover Up\'s & resort Wear Collections, consisting of different Fabric grouping\'s.- Hiring, Salesmen - building, and training, a National sales force,- daily maintenance, of Sales force, (SPECIAL SAMPLES) etc. Accustomed to extensive Travel. Mr. Conger is (Setting own appointments, making all out bound, (COLD CALLS,) non stop daily. - Working one on one with the Retailers buyers. Doing presentations of the current Collection to the Buyers, with or with out a Sales Rep. To open new accounts, such as (Barneys of N.Y.- Bergdorf Goodman - Saks 5th.Ave - Federated Department stores.- (Bloomingdales - Macys - Burdines - Jordan Marsh - Carson Pairie Scott - Sears - Kohls J.C.Pennys - Neiman Marcus - Burlington coat Factory,) and others, Plus Boutiques and Chain Stores across the country. Duties have included, working with the Factor, (a Finance Co.) Finding the Factor, disclosing the Company\'s plans plans - Negotiating terms- building the Weekly contract based on the weeks shipping. Designing own in house fabrics, digitally and manually. Working with Domestic knitters and Weavers, to develop stitches for Yard Goods. Also developing in House Graphic\'s, and prints, to be used for the printing of yard good\'s of Cloth. Experienced developing programs, for the Production of Merchandise to be made in Asia, by Designing, and developing Patterns, and sewn samples for the supplier to Duplicate. The same Experience with Mexico and the Caribbean. Experienced working with the trade Publication\'s on Advertising, and Publicity, as well as Producing Run way Fashion Show\'s. Mr. Conger is experienced in setting up and running in house Telemarketing sales operations. Experienced working Pattern development on Digital apparel Equipment (GERBER - ELECTRA & OPTITEX). - Mr. Conger, has a pattern library, of Men - Women, and children, sportswear - dresses - swim , active wear, performance, and beach wear , which accommodates, the development of new styles, in any chosen direction. - Reviewing a Companies profile, in order to find a need or area with growth potential is always a Main Objective.
FRONT ROW: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, WEST INDIES July 09 / Aug.2010 Manufacturers of suitings did all designing, and sketching freehand. Did all the companys pattern making, Draping and flat pattern, and all the companys Grading, Mr. Conger handled sales, with key accounts , such as Caribbean Airways . Front Row is still a major force in the Caribbean, and is producing and shipping Mr. Congers work at this time.
BADGIRLZ FASHION INC: April 2007 - July 2008 - Miami Fl. MERCHANDISE MANAGER
Designer - National Sales Manager - Production Manager
Apparel for the Exotic dance wear Market - Designed the companies collection\'s, & did all pattern making - costing, & pricing,& sourcing, managed all sewing Contractors. - Hired and managed all Sales Men around the country.
KAPAL Inc.: April- 04 - May - 05 - Merchandise Manager - Responsibilities were, Designing all Merchandise. The Company had two divisions, one a womens Traditional Beach Collection. (volume price points) the other, was a womens Contemporary Resort