Ambitious and self motivated, highly skilled professional. I am primarily a researcher and enjoy challenging roles. With fashion industry experience in merchandising and e-commerce. Also, building a portfolio of teaching experience for post graduate study in Trend Forecasting and Visual Communications.
•Run daily sales and stock reports •Run and use the bestsellers reports to thoroughly check cover and replen on a daily basis, identifying slow or fast lines, reporting on bestsellers sales breakdown weekly •Allocate and manage stock levels throughout the week, using Cims to create transfers •Liaise daily with content and merchandising teams to ensure stock levels are sufficient to meet forecasted sales •Allocate sufficient stock for customer events, emails, promotions •Set up and maintain tracker for ecom transfers •Daily communication with warehouse regarding delivery issues and replenishment •Action transfers to and from warehouse and third party warehouse •Working with content to advise when new stories are launching and can be published online •Working with the photo studio to track new styles for shooting •Tracking and reporting on process from warehouse to product being published online
On a part-time basis, I teach on the MA FASHION MARKETING & COMMUNICATION course. - I lead a trend forecasting workshop, with two interactive group projects. As an industry professional, I discuss my experience and the process of trend forecasting within a brand and the fashion industry and how this information is approached and utilised. I cover the resources available to the students within the university and the various Trend Agencies within the market. The projects encourage the students to discover and develop an awareness of current trends from runway shows. The students also produce a 'trend track'; a timeline of a subject, which has influenced culture and design within its own lifecycle, promoting the need for historical and cultural research within their work. The aim is to bring creativity and awareness of how multiple disciplinary's work together and impact one another, whilst being mindful of how trend forecasting is reflected within their own project work. I am also teaching In Visual Communications. This includes teaching CAD and visual presentation skills.
•Owned and maintained the remote channel for web and telephone sales •Ensured sufficient cover was forecasted and available •Maximise the web offering by analysing stock availability and ensuring the website is updated daily •Remerchandising of web pages •Re-directing sold out products on the web and mapping categories •Working collaboratively between merchandising and marketing teams •Providing my manager and teams with daily web analysis (Of stock availability and Sell through) •Highlighting over/ under performance •Use of GA, SLI and Maginus
•Handling all administrative responsibilities for the London based Global Merchandising office •Working collaboratively with Corporate Merchandising and Planning •Updating range plans and the Sample Budget Sheet •Communicating with the Planning, Design and Production teams •Assisting with complete brand buy offering and the global buy meetings •Visual merchandising & showroom set up of new season collections •Working closely with the sourcing team to meet lead times, margins, and production quality
•Organise and file product samples •Produce and maintain accurate product information including Bill of Materials (BOM) •Management (PLM) system and the collection overview on InDesign •Arrange and participate in prototype fit and pre production meetings •Process purchase orders using SAP •Send and receive deliveries using UPS •Daily updates with vendors and factories regarding (but not limited to) colour palettes, fit updates, developments and deliveries •Work closely with the Design and Showroom teams during look book preparations •Organise and send all old samples for Sample Sale
Based in MA Fashion Marketing & Communications (1 year) however changed to a part-time study program which allowed me to include live industry experience and an internship in Paris working at a Trend Forecasting agency called Stylesight. My final outcome was a report and Trend Forecasting publication. My research outcome: MEN IN THE MAKING: A survey of developments in the menswear market. This research investigates history, concepts and trends which have influenced menswear and its consumption, limited to specific theories that influenced my own work and research. The time period in which I focused my analysis was the 1980’s to the present day, although a lot of evidence used covers a wider time frame to support the origins of masculinity and ideology, using specific case studies from established brands and movements to demonstrate popular influence and consumer demand. To support my research, I produced a prototype of a trend publication; in which the concept was to offer a valuable forecasting service, with the emphasis on bridging the gap between future predictions and the history of menswear fashion and culture. Each book offered its own theme/ trend, offering inspiring imagery, which could be implemented for the use of mood and design boards, related to a specific trend. I value and encourage the relationship between theory and practice,which is reflected throughout my work. Graduated with Distinction.