Anna Cain


  • LocationUnited Kingdom



  • Excel Advanced
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Work history


Buyer’s Administration Assistant

Arcadia Group

Apr 2015
  • • Working as part of a team of 8 people on the Dresses department at Miss Selfridge (35% of the company mix). Also worked on the Premium department for 8 months. • Manage the Critical Path dates to ensure that dates are met and stock arrives on time. • Send order confirmations to suppliers and raise purchase orders. • Manage and note take during fit sessions. • Chase and approve all fabric and trim approvals with Assistant Buyer and Buyer. • Pulling rails together for meetings (including trade meetings) and ensuring all information is correct. • Completing regular comp shops and bringing tears to my Buyer to ensure she is up to date with current trends. • Attend development meetings with Assistant Buyer, ask for prices on all new development and negotiating these prices ahead of sign off meetings.


Merchandising Administration Assistant

Arcadia Group

Jun 2014 - Mar 2015
  • • Worked as part of the Casual Jersey and Knitwear department at Miss Selfridge within a team of 6 people. • Provided support to the Merchandising team by analysing sales trends, monitoring deliveries and maintaining stock levels. • Liaising with suppliers to resolve any delivery problems and to place repeat orders on best-selling lines. • Allocating stock to stores using sales analysis to predict and plan how many of each item will sell, in what colour and size. • Creating size ratios for new orders by using size analysis. • Helped supervise and organise workload for an intern on a week long placement.




University College London

Aug 2010 - May 2014
  • French (BA, 4 years), 2:1 classification attained.