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Location: New York New York, United States

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Looking for entry level positions in Development or Event/Program department.

Prior to joining the MET, my work included extensive corporate client facing and business development responsibilities for international consulting agencies in Shanghai. My strengths include building strong client relationships, event planning and execution as well as cross functional collaborations. Having lived and worked in both China and the US for years (along with extensive travel throughout Asia) I have built a deep cross-cultural understanding in English and Mandarin.


Fashion Business Management @ Fashion Institute of Technology 2017 Dec

Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Certificate @MoMA 2020

Arts & Heritage Management Certificate @ University of Bocconi 2021

Art History @BMCC


International Travel (Oct 2020 – Mar 2021) Sabbatical: International Travel


  • Travelled through China Tibet, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Hunan Zhangjiajie & Fenghuang, Guizhou Xijiang & Kaili, Chongqing, Yunnan Luguhu, Lijiang, Dali, Tengchong, Mangshi for 6 months.


The MET (2019 July – 2020 Aug): Merchandising Assistant, Planning

  • Assisted planning manager with merchandising planning by channel, location and special exhibitions. Significantly improved profitability by cutting down unproductive products and sub categories, improved newness and expanded upon best sellers based on sales and customer profile analysis.
  • Recapped weekly sales by evaluating key sales KPIs(% to LY, penetration, sell thru & AUR) to analyze the effectiveness of the current strategy, then provide my findings and action points to planning manager, buyer, product team and the store operation team.
  • Conducted market trends and through competitor analysis to optimize mix of product, price architecture and digital merchandising. Recommended opportunities in response to the pandemic changes.
  • Working with marketing and editorial team, developed a much better understanding of customer needs and wants. Contributed ideas to the E-commerce site revamp, delivered higher quality online experience on par with the museum visits resulting in sales increases.


Macy’s (2018 March – 2019 July): Digital Merchandising Assistant

  • Worked with Omni buyer on assortment strategies, analyzed in season product performances and influenced assortment needs as input for Omni channel plan.
  • Worked on weekly sales report to track best sellers, slow sellers and identified areas of opportunity. Especially helped with new product categories which quickly resulted in large online assortment.
  • Performed assortment analytics, collaborated with marketing, design, and site merchandising teams to optimize the selling for all channels.
  • Developed strong vendor partnerships based on trend and CRM insights.
  • Planned and executed corporate events to generate new business.


Max Mara (2017 Aug – 2017 Nov): Buying Intern

  • Assisted with merchandise and replenishment planning for stores. Analyzed best and worst sellers.
  • Assisted with fashion events execution working with store manager, buyers and stylists.
  • Prepared for market and showroom set up, documents for management walk through


3.1 Phillip Lim (2016 Nov – 2017 March): Marketing Intern

  • Assisted with content for online and offline campaigns, including New York Fashion Week.
  • Social Media report and analysis, including competitor shop reports.
  • Marketing research and proposals for social media strategies on all major digital platforms.
  • Conducted market research for brand repositioning project.


Edelman PR Company(2013 – 2014): Talent Acquisition Manager & Employer Branding (Shanghai HQ)

Other than recruitment for 5 PR business sectors, heavily involved in employer branding:

  • Worked directly with PR, Digital Directors, Senior Managers and GM, helped develop and implement promotion strategies to enhance exposure in the marketplace through industry websites and social media.
  • Planned and coordinated internal & external events from 50-200 people, worked with design team and external channels & venders.


Hudson (2010 – 2012): Business Development & Recruitment Consultant (Shanghai HQ)

  • Ranked as Top Consultant of the Year in 2011.
  • Business development including cold calling and client visits. Excellent at maintaining and growing both client and candidate base.Also responsible for client events planning and project management.
  • Planned and executed corporate events to generate new business.
  • Negotiated contracts and worked with Fortune 500 clients across different industries, including Aston Martin, Tiffany, Sony, Philips, Honeywell, Continental, Eaton, and Corning.


Michael Page (2007 – 2009): Business Development & Recruitment Consultant (Shanghai HQ)

  • Ranked top 10 best biller in 2008 among China offices.
  • Won Director’s Awards.
  • Strong at business development, growing client and candidate base.
  • Planned and executed industry events to generate new business and grow client base.
  • Managed more than 10 clients at any given time, good at multitasking and working in high pressure and sales driven environment.



Other Event Experience:

  • Volunteered in Shanghai Fashion Week and NYFW as well as Canadian Embassy.
  • Planned art exhibition in Art Shenzhen 2020.
  • Created Meetup group “New York Designers & Artists Meetup”, planned and organized several Fashion x Art related events, members reached 1711 people.


Computer Skills:  Mac/PC, MS Office (Proficient in Excel, Pivot Table, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

Language Skills:  Mandarin (Native), English (Fluent)

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