Founder & Managing Director
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Christian is available for work
MANAGING DIRECTOR, SVP PROCUREMENT – SECTORS: LUXURY & FASHION RETAIL BRAND & REVENUE GROWTH ~ OMNICHANNEL MERCHANDISING EXPERTISE~ ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP Summary of Qualifications Accomplished global retail executive with 25+ years of experience in leading buying and merchandising functions, enterprise wide transformations, and omnichannel customer experience to drive product and assortment tactics, sales goals, and brand affinity across leading luxury and fashion retailers. Cross-functional relationship builder who directs vision and strategy across complex brand portfolios to unify teams towards a common goal while cultivating a collaborative environment, inspiring high-performing teams, and monitoring KPI progress. Analytical & insightful leader who leverages a deep understanding of the competitive landscape, target consumer needs, and market trends to maximize product relevance, customer engagement, and business profitability (profit and loss).
Open to relocation
Open to Full-time work
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Apr 2012 - Jun 2014
Expanded and directed the international multi-brand merchandise portfolio and investment strategies for eight physical stores and two e-commerce platforms. Led and coached a team of 13 employees to de...
SENIOR BUYER – WOMEN'S DESIGNER & BRANDED FOOTWEAR COLLECTIONS
Holt Renfrew & Co. Ltd., Selfridges Group
Apr 2006 - Apr 2012
Headed buying and management for all women's designer and branded footwear businesses across nine stores. Conceived a new vision and merchandising strategy for Holt Renfrew in launching their corporat...
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Dec 2002 - Apr 2006
Open to Buy Management
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