Results driven multi-channel merchandising executive

Deborah Ter Doest is a creative and collaborative retail executive with extensive experience in merchandising, planning, inventory management and product development. Change agent and business leader with a track record of growing revenue, market share and profits through the development of highly successful teams focused on the consumer, competitive landscape and product strategy. Career experience spans vertically integrated specialty store retailers, matrix organizations as well as a large department store retailers. Deborah has also designed and successfully implemented Change Management & Training programs for multiple clients, drawing on 30+ years of industry experience as a solutions partner in the development of merchandising, planning and allocations systems.


Ralph Lauren– Change Management Specialist

  • Partnered with Product owner and IT business lead on creation and implementation strategy for new digital concept to sell merchandise assortment tool.  
  • Built new intranet site and aligned communication strategy to maximize effectiveness in reaching users and ensure successful adoption. 
  • High performance delivery of agile project progress and support client satisfaction through assessment, process mapping and stakeholder communications for multiple initiatives.
  • LH Ventures- Business Advisor

  • Advisor to software provider in the development of an assortment curation tool providing data analysis resulting in better buying decision
  • Full Beauty Brands- Project Manager/Change Management Lead & Trainer

  • Designed and implemented corporate wide training for “How to build a go to market strategy” for merchandising, design, planning, marketing and product development teams.
  • Specialization

    • Merchandising
    • Assortment Planning
    • Inventory Management
    • Product Development


    • Strategic Planning
    • Business Process
    • Change Management
    • Project Management
    • Retail Consultant


    • Ralph Lauren
    • Full Beauty Brands
    • LH Ventures
    • Talbots
    • J Jill
    • Victoria’s Secret
    • Destination Maternity
    • Chico’s

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