Product Marketing Professional with a range of cross functional category experience.
I have over 20 years of experience in a variety of positions within different retail channels.
I began my career working in retail stores, starting from a part-time employee and progressing into store management. I was able to learn store operations and the importance of customer service early on in my career. I learned the excellence of service from an industry leading organization, Walt Disney World Resorts.
Throughout my 10 years at Lane Bryant, I refined my management style, customer focused approach, and built on relationships as I moved in a merchant support role. Using the skill acquired in the field, I was able to quickly adapt in corporate retail, applying this knowledge to my own Assistant Merchant role, while training and mentoring interns.
After Lane Bryant, I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and held progressive roles at Kohl’s Department Stores. It was here that I refined my skills in analysis, product development, sourcing, production, and negotiations. I also visited some of Kohl’s manufacturers in China, India, Guatemala, and more.
At Batteries Plus Bulbs, as well as my current role at American Tack & Hardware, I gained additional product knowledge in hardlines, focusing on electronic commodities like various battery categories, consumer electronics, and lighting. In my current organization, I am the Smartsheet Admin, managing the New Product Development process. I am the category expert for my assigned categories which means overall strategy and roadmap, understanding trends within the industry, packaging and marketing trends, development of products, and delivering these goods to the market. I am involved in all steps of the process, guiding and informing my cross functional teams in order to deliver innovative, timely products to market.
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