Great Sales person and Sales Manager, who delivers superior results, inspiring and directing sales teams to do their job well- growing sales with a bottom-line focus. Retail background provides a creative twist to how the sales process is approached. Deeply understands the customer-centric approach to sales. Enjoys challenges and new business development. Sales trainer, CEU presenter and
Great Sales person and Sales Manager, who delivers superior results, inspiring and directing sales teams to do their job well- growing sales with a bottom-line focus. Retail background provides a creative twist to how the sales process is approached. Deeply understands the customer-centric approach to sales. Enjoys challenges and new business development. Sales trainer, CEU presenter and motivating public speaker that builds successful teams with compassion, energy and discipline.
Upbeat-Positive-Persistent- Creative -Hard Working-Personable-Honest-Creative-Experienced
Would like to explore new job opportunities with the potential of relocation.
Results Focused Team Leader:
Consumer Products and Commercial Products performance outperformed industry trend.
Customer Centric focus to grow sales and profit for both manufacturer and customer.
Inspired direct sales force, independent rep groups, store personnel, buying teams.
New Business Development:
Channel expansion results with Department Stores, Big Box, Home Improvement.
New product placement in Toy, Sporting Goods, Housewares, Tabletop, Home Improvement.
Retail Merchandising Experience:
Department Store education foundation as Buyer and Divisional Merchandise Manager.
Increased Sales 100% while running the most profitable Housewares division in May Company.
Vice President of Sales @ Developed sales strategy for the re-launch of Fenton Art Glass, a 100 year old American brand. The Fenton West Virginia factory, is being evaluated to re-open. From October 2014 to January 2015 (4 months) Hartford, Connecticut AreaDirector of Corporate Accounts - PlayCore @ Developed new opportunities with non-profits, foundations and corporations who have social responsibility initiatives that relate to healthy kids and healthy communities.
Developed and strengthened relationships with a variety of national foundations and non-profits including; Boundless Playgrounds, United Way Worldwide, NFL Play 60, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Y of the USA. From May 2011 to October 2013 (2 years 6 months) Simsbury, CTRegional Sales Manager @ Managed commercial sales for five exclusive representative groups, overseeing more thatn 60 employees. Lead business planning, hiring, and training which contributed to increasing market share by 8 points.
Developed and facilitated sales training for new associates and experienced rep groups.
Presented PlayCore programs for CEU credits at state conferences, symposiums, and lunch n learns. From February 2008 to May 2011 (3 years 4 months) Fort Payne, AlabamaNational Sales Manager @ Rebuilt and strengthened Swing-N-Slide relationship with Lowe' s -Home Improvement increasing in shelf space by 50%.
New business development with channel expansion and product placement in sporting goods and toy retailers; sate ramps to Dick's Sporting Goods and The Sports Authority and Clifford playground items to Toys "R" Us. From February 2002 to January 2008 (6 years) Vice President of Merchandising @ Key team member driving the deveopment of a new .com retail channel, with a fresh marketing concept including voice, brand and visuals.
Pioneered partnerships with prestige tabletop brands including, Lenox, Oneida, Protmerion, Dansk, Noritake, Royal Doulton and Mikasa, as part of thinkkitchen.com. From May 2000 to May 2001 (1 year 1 month) Divisional Vice President Sales @ Responsible for consumer product sales, account profitability and all selling expenses. Managed and motivated seven direct sales representatives and six merchandisers with creative sales presentations and training.
Outperformed company and industry trends by exceeding quota for three consecutive years with a $60M+ territory. Each new channel expansion and sales strategy was built on trust & partnerships. Managed national corporate accounts including Federated, May and Belk Department Stores.
Motivational speaker on entertaining and home furnishings at bridal shows. From January 1995 to January 2000 (5 years 1 month) National Sales Manager / Regional Sales Manager @ Lead significaant expansion in new channel with r Pfaltzgraff Bone China progarm resulting in an increase in retail stores from 815 to 1475 doors.
Developed long lasting relationships with accounts that maximized the success of future introductions.
Conducted training for in store sales associates in stores and for the Pfaltzgraff sales representatives with unique participative programs.
Motivational speaker on entertaining and home furnishings at bridal shows
Recognized as "Outstanding Management Contributor - 1994". From January 1990 to January 1995 (5 years 1 month) Sales Representative @ Created unique a sales and marketing event for Pfaltzgraff collectors to grow sales and loyalty at a regional department store.
Recognized as top saesperson for the product launch of Pfaltzgraff lighting to the largest number stores in the country, with the smallest territory. From January 1989 to January 1990 (1 year 1 month) Divisional Merchandise Manager - G. Fox @ Increased sales by 100% while maintaing the most profitable Housewares division in May Company Department Stores.
Effectively managed a merchandising team of 12, with responsibility for all the buying, financing, merchandising, marketing and advertising results within the housewares area of the stores. From January 1985 to January 1989 (4 years 1 month) China & Glass Buyer - G.Fox @ Produced consistent sales growth, gross margin and turnover maintaining number 1 and 2 rank in May Company over a three year period.
Expanded bridal registry to significantly grow sales by developing bridal shows, updating marketing materials, target mailings and introducing a computer registry system. From January 1982 to January 1985 (3 years 1 month) May Company Department Stores Executive Training Program @ Assistant to President where I was exposed to executive team lead, plan and work with each other.
Cosmetic Branch Manager was my first managerial position, while also responsible for writing replenishing orders.
Assistant Buyer offered a learning opportunity from the top May Company buyer for Women's World From June 1979 to January 1982 (2 years 8 months) G. Fox - Hartford, CT
Bachelor of Science, Fashion Marketing, Cume Laude @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst From 1975 to 1979 High School Graduate @ Scituate High School Liz Haggerty is skilled in: Sales, Sales Management, Marketing Strategy, Merchandising, Marketing, New Business Development, Product Development, Sales Operations, Strategic Planning, Selling, Management, Leadership, Training, Budgets, Retail, Team Building, Business Planning, Inventory Management, Public Speaking, Product Marketing, Trade Shows, Customer Service, Email Marketing, P&L Management, Pricing, Advertising, Account Management, Staff Development, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching
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