Chloé Chassagnade

Global Supplier Management & Buying Specialist.

Self motivated and analytical buying professional with over 6 years experience across global e-commerce platforms. Strategic thinker demonstrating strong negotiation skills with proven record of improving business profitability. Passionate about sustainability, innovation and sourcing.

Previous Brands
Ermenegildo Zegna Group
Mismatched Manchester
Pierre Frey
Zalando SE
Work Experience
Global Supplier & Buying Manager
May ‘22 - Apr ‘23

• Negotiating and implementing joint business plans with 50 key global suppliers across the various core markets to implement best in-class sourcing models and improve long-term strategic relationships. • Generating extra +36% GMV for the business through re-negotiation of key marketing activities, volume rebates, data sharing packages and assortment optimization. • Cross-functional collaboration to launch Gorillas Partner Solutions building a platform for suppliers to track KPIs and in turn sell data packages. • Cross functional operations and frequent interaction with founding team and key executives to report on current global performance as well as growth actions & opportunities.

Category Manager
Aug ‘21 - May ‘22

• Responsible for sourcing and implementing assortment plan for ambient product categories with 40% share of portfolio, representing 3.5mill euro revenue share. • Led onboarding and supplier negotiations creating company-wide negotiation deck cards and creation of legal contracts. • Designed internal buying processes and KPI analysis tools to measure strategy and success. • Marketing role to sell promotional activities to brands and help develop extra monetary marketing possibilities for the business – generating an extra 200K euro revenue stream.

Junior Category Buyer
May ‘19 - May ‘20
Zalando SE

• In charge of 8mill budget (40% total team) in SS21 responsible for American and European womenswear brands: J. Crew, Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, GAP, Selected Femme, Y.A.S. • Coordinated the complete product ownership to maximize sales from buying product to stock replenishment while taking actions to spur sales. • Performed ongoing brand analysis and evaluated new brand additions to maximize portfolio. • Creation of exclusive capsule collections achieving +15% growth for unit YOY (capsule bridal collection, sustainable collection, festival-wear collection, and leather program feature). • Managed and coached two buying assistants for task allocation and buying structure.

Junior Buyer
Apr ‘17 - May ‘19
Zalando SE

• 45% collection ownership across Zalando’s own-label womenswear jersey and woven wear team, with €3.8mill seasonal budget achieving +30% growth for SS20. • Responsible for European and Asian suppliers overseeing product and range assortment, price negotiations and KPI monitoring achieving company targets. • Ownership of full critical path of products including fitting attendance and garment development, sign-off presentations, and final product selection from production to online. • Collection optimization through key stakeholder management with merchandising functions facilitating solid trade decisions and brand planning, as well as presenting seasonal plans to senior management team. • Collaborated with tech team on the creation of a new order placement tool and PLM system to streamline processes.

Assistant Buyer
Sep ‘15 - Apr ‘17
Zalando SE

Assistant buyer within Zalando's privately owned labels within woven and knitwear products.

Operations Manager
Sep ‘14 - Sep ‘15
Mismatched Manchester

Start-up company created as University project to sell fully-customized vintage shirts to student population. Business broke even within first two months and exceeded target sales by 250% within first four months of trading. Awarded "Most Successful Business Project Group" from the University of Manchester.

Marketing Operations Assistant
Jul ‘13 - Apr ‘14
Pierre Frey

Launching 2014 fabric & wallpaper collection along with 100 years of Pierre Frey celebration within the Marketing and Operations team.

Sales & Merchandising Assistant
May ‘12 - Sep ‘12
Ermenegildo Zegna Group

Working under Parisian flagship Store Manager and Merchandiser.

English - Fluent
French - Fluent
German - Work Proficiency
Education & Training
The University of Manchester
‘11 - ‘15
Bachelor of Science
Textile Engineering & Fashion Marketing
Ecole internationale de Genève
‘08 - ‘10
Bilingual International Baccalaureate
Geneva, Switzerland