Polly Chow page 1
350 Red Maple Road, Suite# 1006 Phone: (905) 731-5059
Richmond Hill, Ontario Mobile: (416) 938-9237
Polly Chow page 2
Demand Planner 2002 – 2004
 Developed short and long range planning to meet budget
 Facilitated season...
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PollyChow Resume

Published on: Mar 4, 2016

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  • 1. Polly Chow page 1 350 Red Maple Road, Suite# 1006 Phone: (905) 731-5059 Richmond Hill, Ontario Mobile: (416) 938-9237 Canada, L4C 0T5 Email: chowpolly@hotmail.com POLLY CHOW ProfessionalExperience Nike Canada 2004 – Present Country Merchandise Manager Women’s Sportswear & Training (FW, AP, EQ) 2013-2016 All Apparel & Equipment Categories 2009-2013 Nike Sportswear 2004-2006  Lead in planning, selection and pricing of category to deliver targeted margin, marketing and sales objectives.  Developed strategic marketplace plans and performance targets by category to ensure profitable growth.  Analyzed the Canadian marketplace data, consumer trends and competitive environment.  Recap the performance of the category and by channel.  Identified opportunities and risks through data and market analysis.  Established strong partnerships with Sales and key retailers.  Built and reviewed demand plan, actual forecast to plan and prop/closeout inventory.  Achievements: i) +33% Futures in NSW Footwear by implementing new processes ii) +22% Futures in WT Apparel, +32% NSW Apparel as part of the grow apparel initiative iii) Double digit growth in the Sport Graphics business iv) Developed sourcing strategies for L4L to increase profitability v) Doubled Outerwear business in FY08 Senior Merchandise Manager All Apparel 2006 – 2009  Managed all elements of profitability, including revenue growth, gross and net pricing margin, product forecasts,closeouts,props,returns and cancellations.  Worked across Retail Marketing, Sales and Visual Merchandising groups to set the tone for how the Nike Brand appears in the marketplace.  Developed action plans and processes forintegrated activities and optimize department resources to achieve goals and objectives.  Managed a team of Merchandisers to set individual goals that align with Nike’s strategic plans.  Coached team, supported development and collaborated on hiring decisions,performance management and recognition.  Achievements: i) Full integration with key partners at the Vancouver Olympics ii) Optimized department resources to align with Category offense
  • 2. Polly Chow page 2 Demand Planner 2002 – 2004  Developed short and long range planning to meet budget  Facilitated seasonalconsensus booking reviews to make strategic decisions with Merchandising and Sales team.  Influenced category decisions during the planning process by providing analysis and recommendations to Merchandise Managers.  Achievements: i) Double digit growth in Soccer and Nike Pro Compression ii) Exceeded inventory turn and closeout inventory target Roots Canada 1999 - 2002 Buyer Men’s Fashion & Athletics  Created OTB plan, inventory plan & GM projections  Determined weekly markdowns & recalls  Analyzed sales reports,budgets and inventory levels  Managed Store grading & Allocations  Negotiated costs and developed pricing strategies  Monthly reconciliation for Finance  Achievements: i) Record sales at the Salt Lake City & Sydney Olympics ii) Built automated Min/Max model through Excel to achieve optimal inventory levels to maximize profitability Kening Apparel - quickreflex® 1998 - 1999 Merchandiser /Product Developer  Managed Private Label accounts  Designed and developed seasonalcollections  Sell in at Magic Awards and Achievements  Nike Milestone Award for leadership at the Vancouver Olympics 2010  Nike Milestone Award for commitment during the Apparel Director transition 2008  Nike MVP Award for strong collaboration and support of strategic priorities 2006  3M Canada’s Innovation in Comfort Design Competition – 1st place 1998 Education & ProfessionalDevelopment Nike Supply Chain University & Nike Thread Merchandising University Nike, 2010, 2011 Degree in Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) – Major in Fashion Design Ryerson Polytechnic University,1998 Certificate: Business Management University of Toronto, 2005 Certificate: Paris Fashion Institute Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris France, 1998 Technical Skills  SAP, AV (Assortment Visualization), MMX,  Advance in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

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