Seeking Freelance VM position(s)

Posted January 25, 2011

David B. Hannon

2913 North Bend Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75229
(214) 708-9667
dbhftl1@hotmail.com

I am experienced in merchandise planning and execution of seasonal floor plans in a timely manner within company guidelines and merchandising rules. I have a clear understanding of customer buying habits in different regions of the country as well as within specific cities. This is accomplished with reviewing sales reports and customer requests. Communication is key to the success of any company and I have become a liaison between retail stores and corporate merchandising and buying teams. Ongoing leadership and training of the design teams in new direction of fixture configurations and company vision. Experienced in managing, training and leading a team of designers and department managers in understanding the goals of the organization and customer buying habits.

Education
Brookhaven Jr. College, 1986
Associate Degree Fashion Marketing

Relevant Experience

OneCoast April 2010-Present
Freelance Visual Display/Merchandising Assistant
Assisting in showroom visual presentation, remodel, merchandising for seasonal markets-Dallas, L.A., Atlanta, New York.

Richard Bequette August 2010-Present
Freelance Design Assistant

Crate&Barrel, Dallas, Texas October 2005-2008
Area Designer
Supervise and support 8 retail stores in merchandising and design in Texas and Arizona.
Responsible for customer service, constructing fixture lists with each store, leading store design teams, managing, training of department managers and part time employees. Planning of seasonal floor plans, overseeing special projects-renovation, etc., assisting in window planning and execution, conducting seasonal merchandise meetings, store support in floor plan execution and floor moves, attending and helping to set up new stores. Conduct weekly merchandising walk through. Responsible for correct signage, lighting and fixturing of each store, corporate liaison, ordering of merchandise, coordinating merchandise combinations with furniture store, travel. Helped stores reach budgeted sales goals in excess of $37 million. Company ambassador.

Crate&Barrel, South Florida November 1998- Otober2005 Area Designer
Supervise and support 6 retail stores in merchandising and design in South Florida and Raleigh, N.C..

Crate&Barrel, South Florida February 1992- November 1998
Housewares Store Designer
A leading member of the management team for a brand new market. Customer service, managing, training, leading store employees, planning and execution of seasonal floor plans, signage, lighting, store maintenance, participate in bi-annual inventory, receiving in of merchandise, unloading merchandise trucks, checking in new fixturing, monthly window planning and execution, bi-weekly price changes, ordering merchandise for replenishment. Responsible for gathering transfer merchandise, inventory control. Conduct weekly merchandise walk through with management team and department managers. Attending all store functions and regional meetings. Attend new store openings. Helped store reach sales yearly sales goals in excess of $4.2 million.

Crate&Barrel, Dallas,Texas July 1990-January 1992
Outlet / Houseware Store Designer Customer service, managing, training store employees, planning and execution of seasonal floor plans, signage, lighting, store maintenance, participate in bi-annual inventory, receiving in of merchandise, unloading merchandise trucks, checking in new fixturing, monthly window planning and execution, bi-weekly price changes, ordering merchandise for replenishment. Conduct weekly merchandise walk throughs with management team and department managers. Responsible for gathering transfer merchandise, inventory control. Attending all store functions and regional meetings. Balancing displays of transfer merchandise with outlet buys. Constant merchandising of displays when they sell down. Attend new store openings.

Other Experience
Crate&Barrel, Houston Texas September 1989-July 1990
Design Trainee

Crate&Barrel, Dallas, Texas May 1988-September 1989
Department Manager/ Night Manager