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Aleta Toy

Category Manager/Buyer

Director of Merchandising

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

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Aleta Toy's Work Experience

Michaels Arts and Crafts

Category Manager/Buyer

September 2014 to September 2016

Irving, Texas

Pier 1

Merchandise Planner

October 2012 to September 2014

Fort Worth, Texas

Tommy Bahama

Senior Planner

March 2008 to September 2012

Seattle, WA

Aleta Toy's Education

Univ. of Washington

BA

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About Aleta Toy's Current Company

Michaels Arts and Crafts

• Fiscal 2015: 9% increase in sales, exceeding company sales plan• Awarded Top Performing Merchant Q1 2015 for sales, margin, and inventory turn performance • Buying, merchandising, P&L responsibility for $80 million retail sales in Packaging and Party• Maximize unit and revenue growth using analytics, comparison shopping, and market research• Lead cross-functional team of product development, planning,...

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Aleta Toy works for Michaels Arts and Crafts


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Aleta Toy is Category Manager/Buyer


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Aleta Toy works in the Retail industry.


About Aleta Toy

📖 Summary

Category Manager/Buyer @ Michaels Arts and Crafts • Fiscal 2015: 9% increase in sales, exceeding company sales plan• Awarded Top Performing Merchant Q1 2015 for sales, margin, and inventory turn performance • Buying, merchandising, P&L responsibility for $80 million retail sales in Packaging and Party• Maximize unit and revenue growth using analytics, comparison shopping, and market research• Lead cross-functional team of product development, planning, marketing, planogramming, inventory/allocation management and interface with central corporate functions (legal, finance, QA, logistics)• Develop and create 90% Private-label branding in Packaging and Party supplies• Develop annual and seasonal strategies for business in 1200+ stores in Canada and the US From September 2014 to September 2016 (2 years 1 month) Irving, TexasMerchandise Planner @ Pier 1 • Planning responsibility for $80 million annual retail sales in Wall Art and Decor in 1000+ retail stores and ecommerce• Forecasting and projecting Open to Buy and purchasing of replenishment skus• Awarded Strive for Excellence award for 2013 fiscal year which was given to top departments exceeding sales plan, gross margin, and average inventory for the year.• Develop relationships with business partners to execute strategy and increased sales growth that benefits other areas. From October 2012 to September 2014 (2 years) Fort Worth, TexasSenior Planner @ Tommy Bahama • Recap & analyze $145 million wholesale business in Men’s, Women’s, Kids, and Shoes in major and specialty store accounts• Business planning with large retail accounts up to $170 million retail sales in one brand• Manage and supervise planning team• For both TB Stores and major retail accounts, develop monthly & seasonal buying/distribution plans, monthly & seasonally, regionally, and by door to meet Gross Margin and inventory turn goals. • Plan and forecast distribution to over 600 major and specialy retail locations• For retail accounts, report sell-through and recommend customer re-order strategies. From March 2008 to September 2012 (4 years 7 months) Seattle, WABuyer @ Nordstrom • Buying responsibility supporting $65 million annual sales• Plan, project, and implement the replenishment life-cycle of key items• Lead monthly meetings with directors, planners and merchandisers to implement and monitor the flow of goods into the company (distribution centers and stores) from overseas sources and domestic vendors• Systems and technical skills: replenishment, planning, forecasting, inventory control, Retek, Oracle, Excel pivot tables and macros From February 2003 to March 2008 (5 years 2 months) Greater Seattle Area, San Diego, California, Anchorage, AlaskaPresident @ Lil' People stores • Owned and operated five unit retail store chain across three western states. • Developed private label programs to compete effectively with national retailers.• Negotiated leases with mall management. From July 1996 to July 2002 (6 years 1 month) Seattle, Washington, United StatesDirector of Merchandising @ HouseMart | Ace Hardware | Ben Franklin Crafts | Daiso • Buying, merchandising, marketing, and P&L responsibility for $100 million• Introduce remote-work technologies to team in response to COVID-19 restrictions.• Develop strategic vision, marketing and growth plan along with COVID-19 response buying• Build and direct a team of 12 direct reports including Category Managers, Transportation & Logistics, and Data Maintenance across remote locations. Manage broad stakeholder relationships including vendors, store managers, IT, and supply chain. Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesSenior Buyer @ Tuesday Morning • Increased sales responsibility from $25 million to $100 million in three years• Increased vendor base by 50%, managing a portfolio of 300 vendors• Exceeded sales plan and GMROI targets each year, exceeding company average• Highest email open-rates on e-blasts in the company• 2019 top buyer in company with largest increase over sales plan and GMROI• Developed and secured promotion for four assistants/coordinators during tenure From October 2016 to March 2020 (3 years 6 months) Dallas, Texas


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Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

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