Dara Wren

Dara Wren

West Coast Director of Sales

Location
Vancouver, Canada Area
Industry
Luxury Goods & Jewelry

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Dara Wren's Overview

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Dara Wren's Experience

West Coast Director of Sales

Anzie Jewelry

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

May 2014Present (5 months)

Regional Sales Manager / Merchandiser

Anzie Jewelry

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

February 2014May 2014 (4 months) vancouver, canada area

Brand ambassador within Holt Renfrew Vancouver. Responsible for clienteling, after sales service, special orders, increasing brand awareness, trunk shows, business reviews, inventory, as well as selling and managing the brand in a luxury retail department store. Merchandising to enhance customer experience and increase sales and profits. Contributor to brands social media strategy.

Seasonal Sales Associate / Boutique Assistant

Cartier

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Luxury Goods & Jewelry industry

October 2013January 2014 (4 months) Vancouver, Canada Area

The contract position began with assisting the Assistant Operations Manager to complete daily back office tasks, receiving and shipping inventory, and assisting the sales team. The role evolved to a sales position with responsibilities to execute daily counts, build and maintain client relationships (via phone, email, and in store interaction), fixture checks and placing stock. Held accountable for meeting sales targets in fine jewelry, watches and bridal.

Assistant Manager - Fast Track Program

Starboard Cruise Services

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Retail industry

June 2012October 2013 (1 year 5 months) CCL Dream, CCL Victory, CCL Magic, CCL Glory

Placed with Carnival Cruise Lines I have worked shipboard in the luxury tax and duty free environment onboard the CCL Dream, CCL Victory, CCL Magic, and CCL Glory. Responsibilites included motivating and coaching my sales team to achieve and exceed targets. Maintain and control inventory. Ensure compliance of visual standards and ship communications in accordance with our cruiseline partners. On the job coaching, onboarding, specialist training, and executing monthly cycle counts.

Assistant Manager

American Eagle Outfitters

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AEO; Retail industry

September 2011July 2012 (11 months) Robson Street, Vancouver BC

Responsibilities include opening and closing the store, mapping store layout, mannequins, internal displays and marketing, window display set-up, floor sets, delegating tasks, inventory, supervising employees. Held the Visual divison of responibilities (DOR) for the Robson Flagship location.

Design Intern

Cossette

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2012April 2012 (4 months) Vancouver, Canada Area

As part of the creative team I had the opportunity to work with clients: Ronald McDonald House of BC, Woodgrove Centre, Taseko, Royal Roads University, and Onni. Tasks included photo sourcing,
concept development, branding, creating presentations and visual language development.

Sales Associate

American Eagle Outfitters

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AEO; Retail industry

July 2009August 2011 (2 years 2 months) Vancouver, Canada Area

Graphics Intern

Alternatives Journal

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry

January 2011May 2011 (5 months) University of Waterloo

Responsibilities include photo editing, layout design, emailing and other tasks related to the production of the magazine.

Chief Editor of CURRENT

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2011April 2011 (4 months) Vancouver, Canada Area

Dara Wren's Projects

  • CURRENT 01

    • January 2010 to Present

    Current is Emily Carr University's academic journal with the intent of demystifying the design process. As an established centre for research and innovation, Emily Carr contributes to the critical dialogue regarding the role of the designer and design methodology. Current is an invaluable, sustainable contribution to an ongoing discourse on the significance of elucidating this process.

Dara Wren's Certifications

  • Personal Survival Techniques

    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • March 2013 to March 2018
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • March 2013 to March 2018
  • Elementary First Aid

    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • March 2013 to March 2018
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility

    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • March 2013 to March 2018
  • Vessel Familiarization - Train the Trainer for Qualified Persons

    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • March 2013
  • Crowd Management Course

    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • July 2012 to July 2017
  • Crisis Management and Human Behavior Course

    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • July 2012 to July 2017
  • Smart Serve

    • 2007

Dara Wren's Skills & Expertise

  1. Adobe Creative Suite
  2. Illustrator
  3. Concept Development
  4. Typography
  5. Graphics
  6. Branding & Identity
  7. InDesign
  8. Photoshop
  9. Visual Merchandising
  10. Store Management
  11. Planograms
  12. Window Displays
  13. Luxury Goods
  14. Coaching
  15. Leadership
  16. Inventory Control
  17. Mannequin Styling
  18. Employee Training
  19. Markdown Management
  20. Sales
  21. Customer Service

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Dara Wren's Education

Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design

BDES, Communication Design

20072011

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Aritzia Graduation Exhibition Design Award, 2011

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