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Sarah R Smith

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelor of Science Fashion Merchandising and Design Georgia Southern University 2009

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
Janie and Jack Senior Merchant 2016 - 2019
Gymboree Merchant 2013 - 2016
Sephora Merchandise Coordinator 2012 - 2013

Current graduate student at the University of Georgia, pursuing a Master of Science degree in Merchandising and International Trade. Prior to her academic career, Sarah worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a merchant in corporate retail managing multiple teams to hit deadlines and sales targets for departments responsible for +$250M in annual revenue.

Her professional merchandise background includes product line development for children’s apparel, children’s accessories, and beauty. Sarah's experience includes building seasonal product strategies and leading cross-functional teams (design, planning, sourcing and production, product development, marketing, and web) to execute deliverables impacting the bottom line. She possesses a great passion for quality design, commitment to the consumer, and drive to contribute to the betterment of retail globally and in her local community.

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