Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - PollyChow Resume
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350 Red Maple Road, Suite# 1006 Phone: (905) 731-5059
Richmond Hill, Ontario Mobile: (416) 938-9237
Canada, L4C 0T5 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Developed strategic marketplace plans and performance targets by category to ensure profitable
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
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
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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
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
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
SAP, AV (Assortment Visualization), MMX,
Advance in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)