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Experienced Sales and Merchandising Professional

 

Lynn Ann Bahr

 

Dallas, Texas | C: 214.766.6303 | lynn61bahr@gmail.com

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

 

? Business Professional having 33+ years of experience in commercial wholesale leasing, sales. Organized management with a proven track record of goals attainment through strategic planning, bottom line growth through immersion in product/market knowledge, and securing future business prospects through the development of a diverse clientele base.

 

? Adept at large-scale interdepartmental and multi-location coordination and communication.

 

? Proficiency in profitability growth through staffing development, motivational leadership, SOP development,

 

KPI measurement and market penetration.

 

? Impactful ability to establish, develop and maintain business relationships through customer compassion and

 

trust creating networks as a natural extension of the organizational family.

 

 

 

CAREER OBJECTIVES

 

? To secure a career in wholesale sales or leasing that opens opportunities for engaging customer interaction and creates gratifying business and personal relationships.

 

? To work alongside a company that gives back to both the community and its employees and allows for ongoing

 

opportunities to teach its peers.

 

? To work in a company that leaves me feeling satisfied and accomplished day-in and day-out.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

DALLAS MARKET CENTER, Dallas, TX

 

Director of Leasing, Aug. 2005 October 2017

 

? Maintained portfolio of 450+ wholesale soft goods showrooms through relationship development, execution of

 

leases, and negotiation of lease extensions/renewals grossing $28MM annually.

 

? Maintained 89-90% occupancy rate in an industry moving from brick-and-mortar to online-marketing through

 

client development and trust.

 

? Prepared yearly revenue and expense budgets, generated recap reports weekly and monthly and relayed all

 

pertinent information directly to executives of the company.

 

 

 

FASHION INDUSTRY GALLERY (FIG), Dallas, TX

 

Director of Operations & Special Events, 2004 Aug. 2005

 

? Managed all aspects of daily operations and leasing for 50 permanent tenants and supervised installation and break down of temporary exhibitions for up to 75 national and international guest designers seven times per year.

 

? Developed and implemented SOP for areas including building rules/regulations, insurance audits, lease

 

executions, purchasing, budget forecasting, shipping and receiving.

 

? Generated additional revenues through marketing of special event space within the venue; controlled and

 

coordinated installation, servicing, catering, lighting, decorating, and more of said special event space.

 

? Fully leased entirety of a $4.5MM gallery prior to initial opening through networked relationships.

 

 

 

TOOTSIES HIGH END WOMENS BOUTIQUE, Dallas, TX

 

Store Manager, 2002 2004

 

? P&L accountability for day-to-day operations of flagship location generating over $10MM annually.

 

? Purveyed new manufacturers (Lela Rose, Nicole Miller, and Ralph Lauren) and increased annual revenues by

 

28%.

 

? Developed and implemented various marketing programs including monthly events, personal appearances,

 

truck shows and fashion shows leading to increased store traffic and a broader customer base.

 

? Other primary responsibilities included product marketing, staff support/training, scheduling, performance

 

evaluations, store accounting and revenue reporting.

 

 

 

J. TIRAS HIGH END WOMENS BOUTIQUE, Houston/San Antonio/Dallas, TX

 

Regional Manager, 1997 2002

 

? Promoted to Regional Manager from Dallas Store Manager position within 12 months; supervised four

 

locations while serving as Dallas Store Manager.

 

? Increased annual revenues for 3 locations an average of 21% by developing and organizing promotional

 

packages, ongoing marketing packages and charity events.

 

? Maintained compliance of SOP at all locations through frequent visitation, assisting with merchandising

 

campaigns and review of P&L data.

 

? Recruited, trained and motivated 40+ employees in the nuances of client base expansion, excelling in customer

 

relations, and selling technique improvement through continuous weekly product education.

 

 

 

SHEERS CLOTHIER CONCEPT, Dallas, TX

 

Store Manager, 1994 1997

 

? Designed, authored and implemented SOP, Store Policy Manuals and Employee Handbook.

 

? Customized and implemented POS procedures for new niche business never-before-seen and trained all staff on

 

procedures.

 

? Recruited and trained initial and subsequent sales/support staff.

 

? Managed payroll, store administration, accounting, inventory control, loss prevention and staff scheduling.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

? Highly acute interpersonal skills.

 

? Board Member of the AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD).

 

? Former Board Member of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA).

 

? Dedicated volunteer at Operation Kindness No-Kill Shelter.

 

? Proficient in Microsoft Office and Word.