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Dominika Swiacka

Fashion Wholesale Consultant
About

A highly experienced and results-focused professional with over 15 years of expertise in the industry. With a creative and lateral thinking approach and a deep understanding of the fashion sector from various perspectives. My specialisation involves developing Wholesale Strategies tailored specifically for the luxury market.

Previous Brands
Ducie
Rainbowwave
L'Apartment by Mirabel Edgedale
DS33 luxury handbags and leather goods
Charles Gray by Helene Berman
MABO UK
– Alexander McQueen diffusion line
The Vestry, Ladies Fashion
Work Experience
Fashion Wholesale Consultant
Jul ‘22 - Now
Self employed

-Working with various brands across Resort, Accessories and Womenswear categories on a freelance, consultancy basis - Presenting brands to smaller luxury boutiques and larger accounts including Matchesfashion, La Samaritaine, Al Tayer Group, Harrods, Browns, Net-A-Porter - Growing wholesale accounts and preparing brands for the markets -Implementing pricing strategies that maximise profit margins while remaining competitive in the luxury fashion market -Negotiating contracts and agreements, ensuring favourable terms and conditions for both clients and the company - attending market in Paris to promote the brands

Global Sales Director
Nov ‘21 - Jun ‘22
Ducie

• Created successful strategies to grow the wholesale business of Ducie brand specialising in luxury leather outwear • Managed sales agents in Canada, Portugal, Denmark and Australia as well as German and Norway distributors to ensure successful implementation of growth strategies in each territory • Reviewed existing distribution and worked on growing the brand with more high end retailers • Organised and managed markets in Paris and London to showcase the collections to buyers including accounts like La Samaritaine, Harrods, Antonia, Globus, G&B or Aishti • Conducted store visits and meetings with buyers to promote the brand and discuss growth opportunities and collaboration • Developed retail targets and worked closely with Ducie to develop designs and ranges for collections according to buyers' feedback and territory requirements • Managed and led wholesale teams, developed seasonal budget forecasting and oversaw the yearly selling calendar to en sure processes were in place to meet deadlines for sampling, photoshoots, and sampling for agents and distributors • Negotiated terms with buyers,managed RTVs and in-season sales • Directed all visual aspects, including photoshoots for lookbooks

Global Senior Wholesale Account Manager
Sep ‘18 - Oct ‘21
Rainbowwave

• Worked in a luxury multi-brand showroom, managing and growing wholesale across global markets within Designer and Resort departments. Working on various brands over the years including Marfa Stance, Simkhai, Koche, Kalita or Thierry Colson. • Created a sales strategy each season to secure new accounts and grow the current £4M yearly portfolio. • Set and led sales appointments with major and independent boutique buyers in Paris and London showrooms, including Browns, Moda Operandi, Bergdorf Goodman, Matchesfashion, My Theresa, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Net-a-Porter. • Negotiated terms with buyers, including trade/settlement discount, ST guarantee, markdown/marketing contributions, RTVs/swaps. • Collected and analyzed sell-through reports. • Carried out in-store training to support the brands. • Responsible for sales targets by store, country, region, and channel, annually and per season. • Provided selling support to each account to drive after-sales business and growth opportunities. • Provided support with new collection design development/working on exclusive styles. • Provided End of Season reports for brands with sales and collection performance and analysis. • Worked on and analyzed commission statements.

Wholesale Operations Manager
Oct ‘17 - Sep ‘18
L'Apartment by Mirabel Edgedale

• Managed the wholesale distribution and agency processes in a fast-paced multi-brand showroom. • Worked with luxury brands such as Marchesa Notte, Missoni Accessories, Atoir and Three Floor. • Managed distribution: processed orders during sales campaigns, submitted bulk orders to production, oversaw shipments, and organized deliveries to customers worldwide, including all major luxury department stores and retailers. • Worked closely with buyers from major department stores and e-tailers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, including Harvey Nichols, Net-a-Porter, Liberty, and Harrods. • Confirmed orders and processed POS, invoiced and chased for deposits and balance payments. passion for creativity and innovation • Proficient in MS Office, NuOrder, Sage 50, Photoshop, JOOR, Zedonk, and QuickBooks • Proven ability to develop and execute strategy planning initiatives • Highly organized and detail oriented, with strong numerical skills

Founder and Creative Director
Feb ‘15 - Sep ‘17
DS33 luxury handbags and leather goods

• Responsible for brand development, sales and marketing and social media • Liaised with buyers from independent boutiques and multi-stores in Asia and the Middle East, including department stores like Harvey Nichols Kuwait. • Processed orders and invoices to wholesale customers. • Responsible for all logistics and product shipments to wholesale and independent customers. • Managed website content and lookbook photoshoots. • Attended trade shows in Paris to introduce the brand and meet with international buyers. • Product design and development, including shape and print design, leather/fabric and trim/hardware selection. • Visited factories to work on new shapes development and monitored quality control. • Responsible for samples, product approvals, and bulk deliveries. • In charge of costings and negotiating prices for raw materials.

Production Coordinator
Mar ‘12 - Feb ‘15
Charles Gray by Helene Berman

• Created and managed production critical paths from initial sample to final product, reporting directly to the MD • Managed and analyzed the database of all garment styles to optimize productivity at the factories • Created dockets for all Charles Gray accounts and Helene Berman collection, ensuring the same patterns and styles were cut together for various customers to maximize efficiency • Planned production for new seasons, ensuring factories reached optimal workloads • Arranged and managed quality control in the factories • Maintained garment stock levels and optimized warehouse usage to reduce costs • Sourced trims, linings, and fabrics, negotiating best prices and lead times • Processed sales orders to ensure all trims, linings, and labeling were coordinated with production

Sales Executive/Account Manager
May ‘10 - Feb ‘12
MABO UK

• Liaised with Far East and European factories, negotiating prices and best terms for deliveries • Responsible for growing and developing new and existing relationships with major UK retailers • Identified, built, and sustained effective partnerships with suppliers to deliver outstanding products and maximize sales and profit contributions • Tracked purchase orders to ensure the timely delivery of merchandise to the distribution center • Sourced and developed new products for new and existing customers • Managed accounts from order placement to delivery • Arranged trims tests with Intertek and followed up on reports

Retail Manager
Jan ‘04 - Mar ‘10
The Vestry, Ladies Fashion

• Started as a sales assistant, worked my way up and became a Flagship Store Manager after graduating in 2008. • Responsible for 20 members of staff, including management, and £2 million yearly turnover • In charge of Visual Displays and Merchandising in three stores, ensuring all produc ts and displays were merchandised effectively to maximize sales and profitability • Maximized sales by consistently promoting a culture of customer service excellence, with a 17% increase in sales in the first year of appointment as a Store Manager and 20% in the second year • Responsible for recruitment, selection, training and supervision of staff to maximize sales

Assistant Designer
Nov ‘06 - Apr ‘07
– Alexander McQueen diffusion line

Work placement: 2 months full time and 4 months part time

Languages
English - Fluent
Polish - Native
Location Preference
To be discussed
Work Pattern
Full-time
Part-time
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Permanent Positions
Education & Training
Middlesex University
‘05 - ‘08
1st Class BA Hons in Fashion Design
London College of Fashion, University of Arts London
‘04 - ‘05
Diploma of Management
London, UK