Driven Account Manager with many years’ experience in the jewellery, fashion and merchandising industry. Proven track record of success, including increasing sales, being hand picked to assist with store openings and undertaking buying trips Currently looking for the right opportunity to bring my expertise to a well-established fashion brand and to welcome my next challenge within the buying and merchandising sector.
Efficiently assembling, barcoding and packaging stock, ready for sales for a large number of John Lewis branches and online account Field visual merchandising for numerous branches to report feedback, trains employees and ensuring a visually aesthetically pleasing brand experience for customers Strong communication and administration skills to establish and maintain strong professional relations with head office, branches and online account. Analysing sales and allocating stock maximising sales and profitability achieving a 50% sales increase from year 1 Executing stocktakes in all branches and online account to minimise stock loss Organising travel - scheduling appointments, accommodation and flights if needed to to establish, maintain & exceed International buying trips to London, Bangkok and Venice for stock and samples for new collections Design input – creating seasonal collections CAD work for John Lewis and other big clients, trade show events, advertising and other press materials needed Trade show set-ups Ordering packaging, jewellery findings to glass and crystal stock New display and packaging proofing
Assisting customers with jewellery in sales, special order and alterations Liaising with the jewellery suppliers with enquiries, special orders & more stock Cleaning, replenishment and visual merchandising to maximise sales Posting customer orders and repairs
Train a small team on company guidelines, maximising sales and excellent customer service Replenishment and visual merchandising in all store areas Assisting with several domestic store openings on the request of the area manager
Applied Arts working in various materials
Surface design on various materials
Art & Design