Brittany Sands

Inside Sales

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Work Experience
  • Inside Sales

    Luxury Garage Sale
    Jan. 2016 to Jul. 2016 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    •Managed clients and leads via Salesforce
    •Clienteled to maximize sales and brand recognition
    •Developed and maintained client relationships with over 700 clients
    •Collaborated with the creative and marketing teams to implement project ideas and plans
    •Planned pop-up events to help promote brand and acquire new clients throughout Chicago and other cities around the US
    •Helped develop home try-on service, LuxBox

  • Contract Sales

    Brideside
    Oct. 2015 to Dec. 2015 (2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    •Reviewed merchandise with clients through showroom appointments and home try-on program
    •Attended networking events to promote website, review trends, and establish relationships with vendors
    •Contacted new leads through various forms of communication, including phone calls, email, and text messaging
    •Delivered exceptional account service to strengthen customer loyalty

    Awards:
    Achieved a 300% sales increase over plan in November 2015
  • Buyer/Account Manager

    Blitsy
    Jun. 2014 to Sep. 2015 (1 year and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    •Procured merchandise for website
    •Managed communication with suppliers and manufacturers
    •Attended trade shows to promote website, review trends, and establish relationships with suppliers and manufacturers
    •Performed cold calling to introduce new brands to the website

    Awards:
    Achieved month-over-month sales increases
  • Associate Buyer

    Stein Mart
    Oct. 2011 to Sep. 2013 (1 year and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    •Partnered with Buyer and Planner within three department area representing $49MM in total volume
    •Supported the development of assortment plans
    •Collaborated with Planner to create accurate forecasts
    •Created selling and inventory reports to identify bestsellers and produce re-orders
    •Negotiated costs and vendor margin support
    •Managed markdowns, gross margin dollars, and gross margin percentage
    •Trained, developed, and mentored Assistant Buyer and Merchandise Coordinator

    Awards:
    • Achieved a 3% increase to total complex gross margin percentage and 2% increase to gross margin dollars for 2012
Education
  • Merchandising
    Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL, US
    Jun. 2003 to Dec. 2006

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    Bachelor of Science Degree • GPA: 3.2

Skills

Classic Food / Wine Service

POS Systems

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Payroll

Budgeting

Profit And Loss

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Customer Service

Social Media

Vendor Management

Web Maintenance

Merchandising

Writing

Microsoft Office

Interests
Travel, Blogging, Reading
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