Emma Reed

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Emma Reed

Management Consultant with expertise in retail

Current Location

London, UK

Emma is available for work

A highly experienced consultant with expertise and insight gained from 22 years in retail. Leads strategy and transformation projects in multi-channel businesses and start-ups. Delivers strategic growth through risk/opportunity assessment and implementing org. design, operating model, process and performance improvements.

  • Brands Emma has worked with
    • Retail Remedy
    • Koovs
    • First Friday
    • ASOS
    • Woolworths
    • Debenhams
Work Preference
Location Preference

To be discussed

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions
Experience

FREELANCE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Retail Remedy

Jan 2013 - Jul 2017

Project Lead for various companies since Aug 2017
Structure transformation: Reviewed the operating model, org. design, job roles and process to support growth at A2V (wholesale gift manufacturer) fro...

Head of Menswear

Koovs

Jan 2013 - Jul 2017

Set up menswear in a fashion, ecommerce start-up for the Indian market, which floated on AIM in March 2014. Responsible for managing a London-based, menswear design team, and buyers and planners in De...

BUYING AND MERCHANDISING CONSULTANT

First Friday

Jun 2011 - Jan 2013

Created and delivered a skills development programme: in collaboration with senior management at John Lewis, to fast-track buyer and merchandiser succession planning. Managed process improvement train...

HEAD OF BUYING

ASOS

Sep 2005 - Aug 2010

Member of the Executive Board with responsibility for menswear. Accountable for range building, buying, merchandising, design, sourcing, supply chain and the brand curation strategy. Grew menswear fro...

SENIOR BUYER

Woolworths

Feb 2004 - Sep 2005

Responsible for boys' fashion, featuring in over 800 stores, turning over in excess of £160M per annum.

  • Retail Sales Analysis

    (Advanced)

  • Strategy Consulting

    (Advanced)

  • Transformational Leadership

    (Advanced)

  • Fashion Consulting

    (Advanced)

  • Fashion Buying

    (Advanced)

  • Strategic Planning

    (Advanced)

  • Business Insights

    (Advanced)

  • Planning Budgeting & Forecasting

    (Advanced)

English

Fluent

French

Work Proficiency

German

Work Proficiency

University of Cambridge

Certificate

Business Sustainability Management

n/a to 1986

Maidstone Girls Grammar School

3 A Levels

French, German and History

1986 to 1988

University of Leeds

Degree

BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Literature (French and German)

n/a to 1992

Maidstone Girls Grammar School

9 O Levels

1984 to 1986

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