Sherry Jane Love
Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
I am a Sr Retail Executive with 20+ years on the industry, and 15 years as a Vice President. I have Managed and had P & L responsibility for a Merchandising division with over $2 billion in annual revenue. I am known for courageous, transformational leadership, the ability to inspire large teams & cross functional partners, driving and achieving goals in sales and margin, identifying "white space" opportunities to drive market share and as a change agent who can reinvent a business.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
My goal in joining Ellevate is to network with other women executives and mentor younger members.
How would you define your professional mission?
My current professional mission is to transition into a company, in an executive capacity, that is transformative, experiential, and can change and adapt to consumer insights with a leadership team that values diversity and courage.
What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
Resilience, resourcefulness, high energy and the ability to change and adapt to changing consumers. Of course you must also be a great leader and be driven to succeed. A little bit of humor and empathy helps too!
What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
I have had the opportunity to work in diverse product categories (luxury fashion apparel to pet products) and in diverse retail formats ( department stores, speciality stores, e commerce, catalog, mass, off price) and add value quickly without any previous knowledge of that category.
What are some career challenges on your radar?
With digital retail (Amazon, on line pure-plays) exploding, some brick and mortar retailers have suffered. The retailers that will flourish in the future (aside from the discounters) will be experiential, innovative, understand the changing consumer, and have a unique, curated assortment targeted towards a defined consumer.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love managing and inspiring my team.
What is your morning ritual?
4:30 am Hydrate before coffee, 5:00- 6:00am GYM and 30 mins of weights/15 mins of cardio/15 mins of stretching, 6:00-6:15 Breakfast, 6:15- 7:30 Get ready for my day
What is your favorite social media site? Why?
I love Facebook! It is the only way to keep up with all of my friends all over the world!
What would you say your personal superpower is?
Resilience and resourcefulness.
What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?
Don't sweat the small stuff! You won't be able to do everything so make sure you put your health and the ones you love first.
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SJAL Enterprises, LLC
Dynamic, high-energy, results-driven Retail Merchandising Executive with a strong track record of sales and gross margin growth. Ability to quickly assess situations, visualize what can be accomplished and work collaboratively to develop and implement action plans. In-depth experience in diverse merchandise categories in domestic and international markets. Strengths include strategic vision and leadership, flexibility, decisiveness, action orientation, global thinking, high taste level and keen sense of fashion and consumer trends. Professional Expertise includes: Leadership, Customer focus,... Continue Reading
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