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Mary Cooke

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  • date: 2-20-10
In this Portfolio you will find my visual displays, mannequins and models that I styled as well as ads that I produced while working as a Buyer/Manager/Merchandiser for Che Bella Boutique.

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  • Category

    Retail Creative
  • Market Segments

    Visual Merchandising
    Jewelry
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    13.00
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Modern
    Contemporary
  • Schools/Training

    East Carolina University; BS in Apparel Merchandis
    Michael\'s School of Esthetics; Advances esthetics

More Information

Mary Cooke
maryjay506@yahoo.com
1658 Sunnyside Ave
San Marcos, CA 92078
Cell: (252) 864-6141

Manager, buyer and merchandiser with a strong background and interest in the contemporary, luxury and denim apparel markets as well as fashion and current trends. Experienced in sales tactic, accounts payable, training, budgeting, visual display and point of purchase design and execution, trend research and forecasting, ordering, advertising, inventory, price strategy and all operations.
*Styled and produced fashion shows for Che Bella Boutique
*Created and styled various online look books and ads for Che Bella Boutique *Twelve years of experience in apparel, retail and sales industries
*Five years of experience assisting in the buying process
*Seven years of management and merchandising experience for an apparel retailer
*Five years of experience in accounts payable
*Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.

Experience:
2003-2009 Che Bella Boutique, Buyer/Manager
518-I S.E. Greenville Blvd. Greenville, NC
*Merchandise several contemporary, luxury and denim apparel lines such as Paige Premium Denim, BCBG, Ella Moss, True Religion, Free People, Rachel Pally, James Jeans, AG Jeans, Splendid and many more.
*Buying; budgeting, industry and vendor research, inventory control and re-orders
*Sales analysis and tactic
*Create and design merchandising strategies; visual display design and execution
*Manage, train and develop staff; oversee 6-8 employees
*Accounts payable
*Price strategy development and implementation
*Marketing/Advertising

2001-2006 Fusion Surf and Skate, Manager/Assistant Buyer
518-H S.E. Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC
*Merchandise several men\'s, women\'s, and children\'s Surf and Skate apparel lines such as Billabong, Roxy, Split, Hurley, DC Shoes, Fox and many more.
*Manage, train and develop staff ; Oversee 12 employees
*Assist in buying process
*Accounts payable
*Pricing
* Create and design merchandising strategies; visual display design and execution

2000 -2001 Absolute Wireless, Mobile Service and Sales Consultant
Greenville, NC
1997-2000 Pier Jewelry, Supervisor/Key Holder
Laconia, NH
1998-1999 Steinbech\'s Dept. Store: Clinique Cosmetics, Cosmetics and Skin Care Consultant
Concord, NH

Education:
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2004 Bachelor of Science
Apparel Merchandising
*Business Minor

Michael\'s School of Hair Design & Esthetics, Manchester, NH
1999 Other
Advanced Esthetics
*Completion of a 600 hour advanced esthetics course
*Received a diploma in Advanced Esthetics
*Trade School

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