Rebecca McCalmont

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Rebecca McCalmont

Accessories, Home and Kids Buying Manager with a passion for sustainable and ethical sourcing

Current Location

Belfast, UK

Rebecca is available for work

Experienced Accessories, Jewellery, Kidswear and Home Buyer .

Creative and passionate product developing buyer with sound commercial awareness across luxury and high street brands.

Experience working internationally and travelling regularly across the world has allowed me to gain a wide knowledge of trends and processes within the fashion accessories and home gifts areas.

Breadth of experience across several product categories including fashion accessories, both mens and womens including, home and gifts as well as stationery and beauty as well as childrens wear and accessories.

Far East experience gained through living in Hong Kong product developing and sourcing for a European brand directly from China.

Luxury fashion product development experience gained within a luxury British high street brands.

Specialties:
•Product development and range building.
•Price negotiaions.
•Critical path development and managment.
•Extensive knowledge of international product sourcing and development.
•Supplier relations.
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, naturally personable and outgoing character.

  • Brands Rebecca has worked with
    • Douglas & Grahame
    • Self Employed
    • Karin Andreasson
    • JoJo Maman Bébé
    • Jigsaw Uk
    • Jaeger
    • Monsoon Accessorize
    • United Fashion Brands
  • Rebecca's past titles
    • Buying Manager
    • Product Development Manager
    • Buyer
    • Buyer
    • Purchase Specialist
    • Consultant
    • Junior Buyer
    • Junior Buyer
    • Accessories Buyer
    • Assistant Buyer
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Part-time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
Experience

Founder & Product Development Manager

Self Employed

Jan 2021 - Present

Founder of a luxury jewellery brand based in Belfast. The aim of Becca Calmont is to provide timeless demi-fine jewellery using a range of reclaimed precious and semi precious materials. Each piece ...

Buying Manager

Douglas & Grahame

Mar 2022 - Feb 2023

Leading the Buying and Design teams in the development and building of mens seasonal suiting, outerwear and shoe range for a range of in house brands.

Assistant

Karin Andreasson

Sep 2019 - Aug 2020

Working with Karin I was responsible for managing the Broadway market pitch on selected Saturdays.

This involvled visual merchandising and set up of stock, delivering and taking customers bespoke ord...

Buyer

JoJo Maman Bébé

May 2015 - Sep 2020

At Jojo Maman Bebe I was responsible for all childrens and baby clothing buying. Managing a small team of Junior, Assistant and buyers admins we sourced and developed across multiple categories inclu...

Buying consultant

Self Employed

Jul 2014 - May 2015

Working with a range of clients on critical path management and implementation, new product development projects and sourcing. Clients included Jigsaw, Olivia Burton, Sweaty Betty and Craft NI.

Rachelle Hanley

Junior Buyer, Jaeger

Worked in the same group

Rebecca was a fantastic colleague to work with. She is incredibly creative, hard working and dedicated. Her attention to detail is second to none which was always reflected in every product she developed. I would not hesitate to recommend Rebecca.

Kate Halley

Head of Merchandising, JoJo Maman Bébé

Senior colleague

Rebecca was a delight to work with. She is incredibly commercial, had fantastic knowledge of the brand, she's hard working and built strong relationships across the business. She was an asset to have on the team and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Mel Brown

Design & Buying Director, JoJo Maman Bébé

Direct manager

Rebecca is a focused Buyer. She understands the customer well and has a great eye. An amazing negotiator and fantastic people person, Rebecca is very good at building strong and productive relationships with suppliers and colleagues. Her strengths cover sourcing, ranging, managing margin, achieving deadlines and working closely with marketing to maximise sales. An asset to any business

Susannah Holland

Junior Buyer, Monsoon Accessorize

Worked in the same group

Rebecca is a fantastic team player, along with having excellent leadership qualities. She remains calm under pressure, is professional and incredibly personable. Rebecca was a supportive and loyal colleague and an absolute joy to work alongside.

Geri MacAuley

Head of Fashion Buying & Design, JoJo Maman Bébé

Direct manager

I worked with Rebecca for 5 years at JoJo ,she is hardworking and likable with a good understanding of multi product buying. She develops excellent working relationships with her suppliers and is a keen negotiator. Having sourced across the Globe Rebecca has a varied understanding of the complexities of international supply chains and the challenges they bring . I would have no hesitation in recommending Rebecca for a similar role.

  • Fashion

    (Advanced)

  • Sourcing

    (Advanced)

  • Retail

    (Advanced)

  • Styling

    (Advanced)

  • Jewelry

    (Advanced)

  • Product Development

    (Advanced)

  • Visual Merchandising

    (Advanced)

  • Textiles

    (Advanced)

English

Native

German

Basic

Italian

Basic

BLC

Understanding Leather

Understanding Leather

2013 to 2013

British Association of Art Therapist

Introduction to Art Therapy

Introduction to Art Therapy

2013 to 2013

Heriot-Watt University

BSc Hons

Textiles and Fashion Design Management

2002 to 2006

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