Analyst And Planner

Ben Buie | 5/16/13

Skills: Analysis, Planning, Big Data, Team Dynamics

I worked in the Kids Athletics Department on a team which achieved over $236 million in sales from the time I started till I was promoted. I helped drive $93 million of that revenue and was directly responsible for allocating $88 million dollars of inventory to minimize markdowns and maximize sales.

I was quickly promoted to a planner where I worked closely with the buyers to help choose shoe assortments for 3 quarters and was responsible giving feedback on shoes, buying the right quantities, choosing the best store distributions, and projecting sales to maximize our inventory dollars. During my time in International I shared direct responsibility for 30 million in sales which exceeded our sales plan.

About the Author

Ben currently works as a business consultant in Boulder, Colorado.

An entrepreneur from childhood, Ben has always been passionate about finding opportunities that produce value. This passion led him to study entrepreneurship at BYU where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After two years building business systems for Payless Shoesorce, he went on to get an MBA from CU-Boulder where he again focused on entrepreneurship. Recently, as Managing Director of VOLTAGE, Ben implemented a business system that helped the company achieve 30% profitability.

To-date, he has founded or co-founded 4 companies, the most notable being MyNiceTie, the most watched necktie channel on YouTube with over 32 million views, and Spark Boulder, the first space for student startups at CU.

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