Pros: worked around beautiful scents/hair & skin care in a prime location in g'town, d.c
Cons: cutlurual conflict between how business is run in paris vs. u.s.
Under direct supervision of Senior Director of Design/Retail Operations, cross worked functionally with Marketing, Visual, Store Operations, Real Estate & Construction departments to launch retail boutique openings in the northeastern U.S. region. Responsible for the development of key strategic operational plans for commercial design teams & for ensuring that the design initiatives were successfully delivered on schedule within budget, with a high quality outcome reflecting each store brand's image. Conducted comprehensive research into the District of Columbia metropolitan’s consumer market by observing existing product lines & pricing offered, comprising a best potential revenue basis. Secured & managed a team of non-contract educators to ensure store designers, planners & coordinators adhered to company branding design and specifications criteria. Captured team member internal/external work schedules & individual progress in order to meet assigned turn over dates & quality standards. Administered in-store education; new product launches; business building & refresher courses. Created loyalty of brands through increased sales, education & the “in-boutique” presence. Developed strong relationships within local business community, product distributors, customers & personnel by maintaining ethical relationships with current and new suppliers.