Heidi is available for work
Seasoned product development executive in the luxury and contemporary sector and wide reaching relationships with creatives throughout the world. Having nearly 20 years experience building brands leather goods and accessories collections, along with an extensive network of partners spanning the globe. Focused on strategy, budget objectives and sustainability throughout the process from design inception to delivery ensuring integrity and quality in all final products.
To be discussed
Open to Full time or Part time work
Collection Director - Accessories
Nov 2021 - Present
Consultant - Development / Sourcing / Production - Leathergoods & Accessories
Luxury & Contemporary Brands - Europe & Us
Jan 2019 - Present
Supported significant growth in the leathergoods through development of global partner network and product needs. Participated in the strategic plans to successfully achieve aggressive growth project...
Pied Rougia Paris
Jun 2018 - Present
Consultant - Leathergoods Sourcing and Development
Oct 2019 - May 2020
Consultant Accessories Strategy - Sourcing - Development (Leathergoods + Shoes)
Sep 2019 - Mar 2020
Heidi was strongly recommended to us by the head designer hired at Carven to lead the free-lance team in charge of the design and development of the first CARVEN collections produced under its new ownership. She has a unique and very valuable set of skills and expertise, allowing her to own the entire development process across categories (leather goods, shoes...). She is particularly effective thanks to her lovely interpersonal skills and ability to gain the trust and interact constructively with creative talent as well as top management. She also has extensive knowledge of the top providers and factories in her area, allowing her to advise the correct selection to meet the brand's quality as well as technical requirements in respect of target margins. I would hire her again anytime and recommend her without reserve.
Head of Design - Leather goods / Shoes / Accessories - Mens&Womens, KENZO Mode
Heidi arrived at Kenzo as the Head of development but in my opinion she brought much more than that to the table. Her personal taste level, incredible eye, understanding of product and knowledge of the design process makes her stand out from what the job description entails. Heidi immediately became close to the Design team and was always able to propose and find solutions to Design problems. At the same time she is able to nurture strong relationships with suppliers which makes her the perfect ally in any company structure. Her understanding of the market and awareness of current events in this changing World; plus her international experience makes her one of the best. Efficiency, intelligence and Fun would be the 3 words I would use to sum up Heidi. I still miss working with her!
Heidi is an analytical thinker who just loves to gather details and analyse them. Most of the time she works only from the facts. She feels more confident in her decisions, when she doesn't let emotions or feelings cloud her judgement. She seeks evidence, views all matters rationally and always seeks the logical conclusion. An emotional argument would never change her mind. Her most valuable contribution to the team is her research and complex problem solving. She also brings objectivity to the team and is always willing to ask the difficult questions. Heidi enjoys debating to hone her own thinking. She's an objective thinker who seeks the truth.
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