Senior Allocator, Womenswear @ From June 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Allocator, Womenswear @ From October 2011 to June 2013 (1 year 9 months) Brand Ambassador, GLAMOUR Magazine @ • Served as a Philadelphia liaison between the public and GLAMOUR's Merchandising and Promotional Departments. From May 2008 to June 2012 (4 years 2 months) Assistant...
Senior Allocator, Womenswear @ From June 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Allocator, Womenswear @ From October 2011 to June 2013 (1 year 9 months) Brand Ambassador, GLAMOUR Magazine @ • Served as a Philadelphia liaison between the public and GLAMOUR's Merchandising and Promotional Departments. From May 2008 to June 2012 (4 years 2 months) Assistant Buyer @ • Responsible for assortment and category planning. • Ability to comprehend financial indicators and make recommendations on product price points through gross margin analysis across regions, key item performance, and vendor profitability. • Responsible for tracking and analyzing item performance using selling reports from the Oracle database. • Understand various financial elements such as OTB, IMU, MD. • Process Purchase Orders. • Accountable for organizing and reconciling departmental receipt flow for new and re-ordered merchandise. • Strive to achieve financial sales plan for assigned area of responsibility as established and modified through out the season. • Communicate with Planning and Allocation teams, as well as vendors, to provide information and problem solve. • Weekly travel to NYC market to view vendor product and make purchasing decisions. • Continually develop relationships with vendors by contributing ideas to negotiations when appropriate. • Shop competition stores weekly to identify key opportunities, labels and price points. • Responsible for securing samples for review, photography and styleouts. From June 2010 to October 2011 (1 year 5 months) Assistant to Executive Assistant @ • Worked as an Assistant to the Marketing Office for the College of Charleston. • Specialized in data entry, marketing tasks, and reconciliation of division expenditures. • Aided in the distribution of University marketing materials and acted as a University liaison for certain marketing events. • Worked on special projects, including the President’s State of the College Address, as needed. From March 2008 to June 2010 (2 years 4 months) Marketing Intern @ • Assisted with the development and implementation of a marketing plan to support community-based fundraising event. • Worked as a member of a simulated advertising agency on market research, strategy, public relations and promotions, media negotiation and sponsorships, creative messaging and ad execution. • Secured $5,000 Sponsorship with Clear Channel Broadcasting. From January 2010 to May 2010 (5 months) Charleston Fashion Week Staff Member @ • Aided the Charleston Magazine staff in the execution of several runway shows. From March 2010 to March 2010 (1 month) Wholesale Account Manager for a Men and Women’s Contemporary Collection @ • Contributed to merchandising ideas and helped to guide new creative efforts. • Helped to establish brand awareness through creating publications, such as the line’s Press Kit, and developing various mail and web-based advertising campaigns. • Conducted target market research to identify and develop new selling locations, through prospecting retail outlets, obtaining buyer contact information and/or setting up meetings with the account. • Established and managed two accounts from initial meetings through product delivery. • Recommended product retail price point through target market customer research. • Developed stronger communication skills and a sound understanding of retail selling principles through meetings with retail buyers and showrooms. From May 2009 to August 2009 (4 months) Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Marketing @ College of Charleston From 2006 to 2010 Eastern High School From 2002 to 2006 Lauren Schaal is skilled in: Social Media, Retail, Market Research, Negotiation, Social Media Marketing, Merchandising, Fundraising, Facebook, Marketing, Advertising, Social Networking, Public Relations, Event Planning, Selling, Analysis, Outlook, Fashion, Microsoft Excel, Account Management, Project Planning, Apparel, Strategy, Pricing, Event Management, Sales, Sponsorship, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Communications, Email Marketing, Time Management, Brand Development, Purchasing, Brand Management, Leadership, Trend Analysis, Inventory Management, Visual Merchandising
Senior Allocator, Womenswear
June 2013 to Present
October 2011 to June 2013
Brand Ambassador, GLAMOUR Magazine
May 2008 to June 2012
Burlington Coat Factory
June 2010 to October 2011
Division of Marketing and Communications
Assistant to Executive Assistant
March 2008 to June 2010
Jewish Community Center
January 2010 to May 2010
Charleston Fashion Week Staff Member
March 2010 to March 2010
Bander Brand Clothing
Wholesale Account Manager for a Men and Women’s Contemporary Collection
May 2009 to August 2009
What company does Lauren Schaal work for?
Lauren Schaal works for Burberry
What is Lauren Schaal's role at Burberry?
Lauren Schaal is Senior Allocator, Womenswear
What industry does Lauren Schaal work in?
Lauren Schaal works in the Apparel & Fashion industry.
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