Joan Pinoos - Consultant
With twenty-four years of results-oriented
retail experience, Joan has a proven track record of sales and margin performance.
She has an in-depth understanding of how to successfully develop, package and
market products to meet customer needs.
recently Joan served a senior buyer for Circuit City's $4.2 billion Technology
Division with over $500 million in total buying responsibility for digital cameras
and compact photo printers. Her responsibilities included managing assortment
selections and transitions, developing vendor relationships, implementing displays,
and updating in-store training programs and contests.
buyer for Circuit City, Joan had over $350 million in total buying responsibility
for telecom, faxes and a corporate gift card program. For these categories, Joan
developed and implemented merchandising, marketing, training, and display strategy
for over 600 stores. She collaborated with key vendors to design products and
packaging for the purpose of driving Circuit City's strategy.
assistant buyer for Circuit City, Joan had over $100 million in total buying responsibility
for small electronics, accessories and blank media. For these categories, Joan
developed assortment, marketing and display strategies as well as determining
corporate pricing and managing vendor relationships.
notable achievements while at Circuit City include:
Silver Achievement Award for Team Financial Performance
Merchandising "All-star" Award in recognition for Co-Chairing the Merchandising
Exhibit & Show at Circuit City's first Annual Managers' Summit in Las Vegas,
Committee: Produced "Packaging Standards Guide"
Member of several Six Sigma committees
First buyer to participate in new "Reverse Online Auction
strong vendor management skills, excellent buying and marketing skills, and in-depth
understanding of how to successfully develop, package and market products to meet
customer needs has benefited many other companies including: Boat America Corporation
(d.b.a. Boat/U.S.), G.B. Glenmark (d.b.a. Leedmark, Division of LeClerc), Bose
Corporation, Carrefour USA, Inc., and Jamesway Corporation.