Promoted three times in 5.5 years, ahead of peer group. Managed buying team of three in Newborn & Infant Apparel division generating $19M of annual sales, growing 12% per year. Improved gross margin by 200 basis points by negotiating lower cost with vendors while maintaining correct retail price/value equation. Contributed $135K of incremental sales by establishing 15 new vendor relationships over six months. Established new $100K product category by identifying void in product mix and testing product in market.