Merchandising Specialist

Santa Clara, CA

David Burger
Phone: 619-602-3217 • Email: dburger98@gmail.com
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/davidburger98

Career Goal: Project/Program Management
Creative, energetic, and multi-faceted professional with a BS degree in Business Management, as well as AS degrees in Graphic Design and Marketing. Proven record of achieving significant sales and business-development goals. Ability to increase productivity and efficiency by building and effectively supervising strong teams. Knowledgeable leader and trainer with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experienced in retail merchandising, program management, and strategic planning.

Areas of Expertise
Retail/Promo Merchandising
Program Management
Strategic Planning
Leadership / Team Development
Strong Communication Skills
Problem Resolution
Graphic Design
Customer Service

Professional Experience
HALO BRANDED MERCHANDISE — San Jose, CA 2019 to 2023
(Acquired BrandVia Alliance, Inc. in May 2022)
Merchandise Specialist
•Responsible for working closely with Program Managers and Account Executives to ensure online eStore programs maintain optimal assortment, style, and blend of merchandise to maximize sales and client satisfaction. Update teams with current trend reports, supplier updates, and new product announcements.
•Support Program Managers and Account Executives where possible with merchandise presentations, eStore product roadmaps, and seasonal product suggestions. Prioritize and communicate with teams to maintain timelines and commitments on new product offerings.
•Develop and maintain a strong supplier network, with primary goal to translate industry and retail trends into successful product catalogs. Leverage preferred suppliers for exclusive products, pricing, or other competitive advantages.
•Help further company and client social responsibility initiatives; including diversity, sustainability, give-backs, and use of locally-made products where applicable.
•Work closely with VP of Programs on new business development, RFP responses, and other corporate initiatives.

BRANDVIA ALLIANCE, INC. — San Jose, CA 2012 to 2019
Program Manager
•Primarily responsible for client retention, achieving profitability objectives, and achieving top line sales goals for all managed accounts.
•Manage and develop client relationships through understanding their business, market position, strategy, and personal and corporate goals. Maintain open, responsive channels of communication to respond to client inquiries.
•Ensure that managed eStores maintain the proper mix of merchandise to meet the needs of the target audience. Set proper inventory levels and pricing models, and manage reorders to ensure that adequate stock is available while maintaining overall inventory levels to achieve client and management expectations.
•Plan and execute various promotional activities for each account that create awareness and excitement including online promotions, pop-up store events, and support at clients’ large conferences and events.
•Coordinate and communicate with with internal teams; including customer service, IT, accounting, and distribution to ensure proper operation and execution of new eStore site launches, pop-up events, and overall program success. Seek to constantly improve internal processes for a better client experience.

BRANDVIA ALLIANCE, INC. — San Jose, CA 2011 to 2012
Special Projects Manager
•Manage kitting and fulfillment projects, including receiving, packaging, and shipping all associated components.
•Manage a staff of permanent and temporary workers to ensure that all project goals are met within budget and by agreed upon timelines.
•Coordinate and communicate with sales teams to ensure that all project goals are met in accordance to the clients’ expectations.

BRANDVIA ALLIANCE, INC. — San Jose, CA 2010 to 2011
Customer Service Specialist

Education and Other Accomplishments
Bachelor of Science, Business Management

Associate of Applied Sciences, Graphic Design

Associate of Science, Retail Marketing and Management
Summa Cum Laude
Silver Key Honor Society for Outstanding Academic Achievement


  • Updated 7 months ago

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