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William J. Norwood
2616 Mutton Road
Seattle, WA 98101
(360) 680-1225

Merchandising professional with management experience in retail and wholesale environments.  Proven ability to successfully manage sales and marketing, merchandising, product development, and  inventory management.
Goldman's, Seattle, WA
1993 - Present
Senior Sales, Marketing, and Merchandising Manager
Currently responsible for a $15 million jewelry wholesale business. Provide all jewelry merchandising for five chain department stores. Most contracts exceed $1 million.
• Regularly beat sales plan by 113%.
• Increased territory by 25%.
• Helped design new line of jewelry.
• Assisted grachic designers with logo design.
Ferndale Corp., Seattle, WA
1989 - 1993
Director of Product Development and Merchandising
Was responsible for developing new products and merchandising products throughout region. Sold 10 product lines with annual sales in excess of $10 million.
• Assisted with design features of product line.
• Streamlined product offerings to assist with merchandising.
• Trained sales representatives to provide better service.
HJ Corporation, Seattle, WA
1984 - 1989
Responsible for purchasing gold, silver, and platinum items to sell in store. Worked with managers and wholesale jewelers to improve contract prices. Reached 135% of sales plan.
Hexagon, Inc., Seattle, WA
1981 - 1984
Travelled throughout Europe to research new product lines.
Seattle College, Seattle, WA

Merchandising, Fashion Design, and Marketing Degree

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