Tuesday Morning Corporation has announced that Melissa Phillips has joined the company as evp and general merchandise manager, effective immediately. In this role, Phillips’ responsibilities include refining and executing the retailer’s merchandising strategy in line with its vision, further strengthening strategic vendor relationships, accelerating development of the buying teams and improving inventory management. She will report directly to CEO Michael Rouleau.
“Much of Tuesday Morning’s turnaround is based on having a constantly changing assortment of great quality home and home-related merchandise at an outstanding value,” Rouleau said. “Melissa’s outstanding vendor relationships, strong buying experience and proven leadership capabilities are ideally suited to executing our merchandising strategies, and we are delighted to welcome her to the senior leadership team.”
Phillips brings 15 years of buying and retail experience to Tuesday Morning. Since 2009, she has served as general manager for The Home Decorators Collection (“HDC”) at The Home Depot. In this capacity, Phillips had responsibility for overall operations of the HDC business including merchandising, marketing, finance, planning, stores and website. She also led integration of the HDC business after its acquisition by Home Depot, including developing a business model for a new HDC retail format and opening the first new concept store.
“I have watched with much interest as Tuesday Morning, under Michael’s leadership, has set the foundation for a reinvigorated brand while instilling new operating disciplines,” Phillips said. “I look forward to building on this effort through a top quality merchandising program that inspires and engages guests to re-discover the Tuesday Morning shopping experience.”
Prior to her experience at HDC, Phillips served as svp for Smith & Hawken where she managed the merchandising and planning teams responsible for the store and website merchandising strategy.