A passionate and creative buyer with multiple product experience. Ranging from apparel and non-fashion areas such as gifts, stationary, home, toys, books and baby hard goods. Understanding of print, embroidery and embellishment applications. Ability to manage a variety of ranges simultaneously and relishes working with different product areas. Driven and inspired by product yet able to be commercially focused with successful sales to date. Achievements in delivering margin gains through effective sourcing, reviewing development and production stages and critical path. Specialties include identifying and maximizing opportunities, good eye for successful products, collaborative management skills and strong product development knowledge. Skills are transferrable and open to discuss any exciting opportunities: [email protected]
Managed soft accessories department, with 2 direct reports.
Interim position at a leading landscape design business.
Managed multiple ranges on a department with an annual turnover of approx. £20m: under 3 and 3+ toys, plush, new born, pocket money, wooden toys, seasonal toys, character, craft, science and books. Temporarily managed Baby Hard Goods area for 8 months alongside Toys and Books.
Responsible for babywear and accessories, Kids nightwear, childrenswear, footwear, accessories, toys, and homeware.