Welcome! My name is Matthew C. Hamler and I am a graduate from the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University seeking employment in the luxury sector. I received a Master of Global Innovation Management (Concentration: Global Luxury Management) from both NCSU and SKEMA Business School (France) in December 2014.
I began my first job with Nordstrom Inc. in November 2011. After a short time on the sales floor, I was promoted to Assistant Manager of the Women’s Shoe Department. My role as Assistant Manager involved executing company based initiatives that produced a 55% percent increase YTD, implementing and managing company issued visual merchandising standards for the Women's & Salon Shoes Department, and communicating replenishment inventory with regional mangers & buyers to effectively meet consumer demand for a $5 Million business.
Upon graduation I fulfilled my duties as Marketing Assistant for a luxury ready-to-wear company, Harbison Collection, at the company's New York City headquarters. While at Harbison, I coordinated private dinners for editors from top publications, completed all copywriting for newsletters and social media, and served as Customer Relationship Manager for custom orders. In addition, I played a key role in multiple product launches, marketing campaigns, special events, and corporate announcements involving Amazon and Tinker Tailor.
Most recently, I joined the Saks Fifth Avenue corporation as a Sales Associate at the Raleigh, NC location. During my tenure, I have enjoyed many successes that include exceeding seasonal sales plans by 142%, partnering with Christian Dior & Fendi to orchestrate effective in-store events, collaborating with visual merchandising team to increase sell through in product categories, and being appointed the Creed & Tory Burch Ambassador.
After wearing many hats in the industry I have come to the realization that my passion lies in the field of sales management. I have a vested interest in elevating the customer experience within the luxury sector by stimulating every touchpoint and creating a seamless elevated omni-channel experience, which is true to and consistent with the brand’s core values.