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JULIA ELLIS

2031 W Summerdale Ave. * Chicago, IL 60625 * 812.444.9965 * je1127dee@westpost.n


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Experience
Jr. Buyer, Leggett & Platt DBA Display Plan. Chicago, IL. Dec 2009-Current
* Purchased 76% of the dollar amount allocated to projects in the past 10 months
* Strong understanding of vertically integrated retail operations and successful
track record for bottom line results has qualified me as the buyer for the comp
any's top client, representing over 50% of our business
* Planned and executed prototype sourcing with tight lead times to hit client re
quested deadlines
* Quickly built relationships with domestic and international vendors directly r
esulting in an average decrease of 8% in costs
* Strategically resolved problem with a high priority order through strong negot
iating skills with manufacturer and logistic company resulting in on-time delive
ry and achieved financial goal
* Proficiency in inventory management and forecasting allowed me to identify opp
ortunities to increase sales, improve margins, and maximize inventory of our cor
e items
Assistant Buyer, Jinny Beauty Supply. Chicago, IL. June-Sept 2009
* Researched marketplace to build competitive intelligence of products, competit
ors, and understand target customer which enabled me to identify opportunities a
nd challenges for in-season business and future season line planning
* Analyzed sales, margin, and inventory information which aided in identifying o
pportunities that maximized inventory and increased monthly sales by 14%
* Coordinated stocking of a new distribution warehouse by determining and implem
enting a merchandising strategy and budget providing visibility of available OTB
each week for 3 months
* Implemented a quality control process that discovered damaged product and was
able to effectively negotiate a credit of $50,000 from the manufacturer
Administrative Coordinator / Logistics Assistant, West End Business Services. Bl
oomington, IN. Nov 2005-May 2009
* Spanish skills played an important role in daily functions, preserving and enh
ancing loyal relationships with vendors and customers, which reflected the integ
rity of the company as their U.S. liaison
* Intelligently contracted new transportation lanes to resolve transportation de
lays due to logistic companies shifting resources from the Midwest to the West C
oast
* Effectively streamlined administrative duties (invoicing, database, and docume
nt preparation) with computer savvy allowing tracking and retrieval of data
Education
Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Sept 2003-Dec 2008
* Spanish & Apparel Merchandising
Skills
Fluent in Spanish, systems and computer savvy (MS Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, E
xcel, QuickBooks, Oracle, AS400)