Industry Profile: Paula Federici, April 2016
Executive Buyer, Paper First Affiliates
Paula Federici’s time in retail dates back to college, when she started as a part-time employee at The Big Party!’s first store. Now 22 years later, Federici has held several buying positions, including as an executive buyer for Paper First Affiliates for the past nine months.
Q: What are your responsibilities at Paper First Affiliates?
To strengthen PFA’s merchandising position, product programs, member and vendor relationships, which will further continue to secure PFA’s relevance, growth and success within the industry.
Q: How long have you been in retail? What were your previous positions?
Twenty-two-plus years. Formerly a buyer for Chex Finer Foods and iParty.
Q: Where did you grow up?
Albany, New York.
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with family and traveling with friends.