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Amie Sweeney LaPointe

Amie Sweeney LaPointe

Middletown, NY, US

 

About 

With over 15 years of Design, Construction and Project Management within Corporate, and Retail organizations both domestically and internationally; I have extensive knowledge and proven ability in critical visual, design, and user experience areas, including but not limited to, floor planning, budget management, fixture design, new store openings, merchandising and omni channel strategies. I have been successful at managing multiple projects, brands, and associates; as well as fostering strong working relationships with cross functional partners for strategic and day-to-day communication and support.


Additionally, I am a recently graduate form Savannah College of Art and Design’s
Design Management program, and have developed strong skills in analytical and
quantitative practices in which I believe are the crucial competencies in markets
evaluation. I recently completed my final project on the impacts of consumer behavior on the plus size retail market as it relates to market expansion. The project required an in-depth analysis of consumer behaviors and deep market and trend analyses to drive business development and revenue increases. This work helped improved and deepen my understanding of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to evaluate data and steer future product and/or business decisions. I would love to put my knowledge and skills build up throughout my schooling to aid and assist in assessing market conditions in effort to determine how well a product or service will sell. It is of the utmost importance to me to help business looking to advance their competitive edge and expand market share.


My portfolio can be viewed at https://www.behance.net/amielapointesweeney

Employment 

Ascena Retail Group, Mahwah, NJ, US, Sr. Manager of Store Planning and Design

Managed a team of highly motivated designers and project managers for brick and mortar stores with focus on Kids and Value divisions. Individually managed new ventures including but not limited to international shop in shops and new prototype development. Managed teams for projects through full development phase, resulting in shorter construction time lines. Found innovative ways to minimize capital expenditures while ensuring that scope, schedule, budget, and quality goals are met. Established as an escalation point with real estate, store planning & design, field management team and external partners for all design issues.

Apr 2017 - Jul 2020
 

Benjamin Moore Paint, Montvale, NJ, US, Store Design Specialist

Lead and managed the store design process for new business initiative prototypes,
and high-profile store environment projects. Working with a creative team, took leadership in assisting the creation of store designs, designing custom fixtures, recruiting/sourcing/managing third party design or fabrication firms, as well as internal design resources. Oversaw ongoing development and implementation of
brand construction standards.

Sep 2014 - Apr 2017
 

Macy’s Inc., New York, NY, US, Store Planner

Supported assigned FOB (Family of Business) Director across all projects ensuring
the layout/design of a retail store meets prescribed requirements. Monitored store
modifications and changes to ensure budget adherence, while maintaining communication with/between Vendor partners, Construction team as well as the Merchandise Execution VP’s and Directors of Creative Planning per current projects. Oversaw ongoing development and implementation of brand (Macy’s and Vendor) construction standards.

Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Footlocker Inc., New York, NY, US, Store Planner

Ensured the layout/design of a retail store meets prescribed requirements and brand standards. Monitored store modifications and changes to ensure budget adherence, , while maintaining communication with/between internal partners and construction team. Directs plans for equipment installation in order to meet store requirements. Managed 3 party architectural, design and fabrications firms.

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Sargenti Architects, Paramus, NJ, US, Project Manager

Assisted in production of drawings for 5 or more clients/projects at any given time; including reviewing for accuracy and preparing documents for release to authorized parties. Coordinated multiple design disciplines to include but not limited to structural, architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. Able to work with architectural, structural, an design related concepts and to solve practical problems and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form. Reviewed plans to determine what information must be incorporated into the new plan to tie the information into currently published information.

Oct 2009 - Jan 2013
 

Education 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Masters, Design Managment

Design management is a field of inquiry that uses project management, design, strategy, and supply chain techniques to control a creative process, support a culture of creativity, and build a structure and organization for design.

Mar 2017 - May 2020
 

Kean University, Union, NJ, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2002 - Jan 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills