Results-oriented professional with 6 years of progressive experience within Buying, Business Development and Wholesale roles, specialising in Marketplace/Concession Management and Brand relationships.
10 years of overall experience in the fashion retail sector for companies such as Selfridges, Thread, Chi Chi London, AllSaints, Lipsy and Next.
Instrumental in maintaining and managing brand relationships, improving processes, and building sales analysis across multiple platforms to strengthen decision making and communication across departments.
Have been responsible for the performance and relationship management for over 100 brands at one time including the likes of; Ted Baker, Whistles, Maje, The Kooples, Jigsaw, Weekday, AllSaints, Theory and Joseph. As well as the account management of third-party sites such as Zalando, Very, Next, Nordstrom, John Lewis and Very.
Skilled in developing and implementing strategic road maps and pipelines across marketplace/concession and wholesale models, working with internal and external teams to launch and promote new brands, ensuring their success.
Confident in leading and preparing trade updates for key partners, stakeholders, and senior team members. With the ability to analyse sales data, forecasts, customer insights and stock performance in order to make recommendations, identify opportunities and actions to drive sales and increase profit.
Reliable team member with communication and organizational talents with the ability to build productive relations with stakeholders and co-workers.
I am passionate and confident in my ability to deliver results within a Business Development Manager or Buyer level role due to the wide range of useful experience and knowledge I have gained through working in different categories within Womenswear and Homeware, within different business models.
Proven expertise in:
• Strategic Planning & Analysis
• Purchasing & Inventory Control
• Pipeline Strategy
• Process Improvements
• Key Account Management
• Supplier Negotiations and Sales Pitching
• Product Development
• Trend & Competitor Analysis
• Critical Path Management
• New Vendor Set Ups
To be discussed
Open to Full-time work
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• Analyse sales ...
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Nov 2020 - Apr 2022
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Chi Chi London
Jun 2018 - Nov 2019
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Retail Sales Analysis
Fashion Retail Academy
Level 3 BTEC
2014 to 2016