Dot Levy
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Dot Levy

Assistant BuyerLondon, United Kingdom
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Dot Levy
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Dot Levy

Assistant BuyerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an Assistant Buyer working in the luxury fashion industry. I am a creative, self-motivated and determined individual with a strong analytical mind and an eye for detail. I strive to achieve the best, learn quickly and am easily adaptable. In my work, I facilitate with report analysis and planning, negotiating trading terms, meeting with suppliers and managing my assistant. I help to maximise opportunity in the department by trading in season and have helped to grow the department by 10% since I started in my position. My degree in Psychology has elicited deep thinking, emotional intelligence and extreme interest in people and building working and client relationships. In my spare time, I enjoy reading books, gallery visits and art classes, running, meeting new people and travel. I am currently seeking new opportunities within the creative industry that will allow me to cultivate my skills and interests whilst building a solid career within the industry.
Projects credited in
  • SHOE HEAVEN
    SHOE HEAVENThe Shoe Heaven video was directed by Barney Pickard and Victoria Gaiger, Director of photography Rory Skeoch, edited by Dragos Teglas, digital effects by Insomnia. The film was created to promote the new Shoe Heaven department on Harrods Fifth Floor – the biggest luxury shoe department in the world.
  • STILETTO WARS
    STILETTO WARSStiletto Wars, available to play on mobile devices, is an addictive new game that’s got gamers with a passion for fashion going wild. Compete to win an amazing pair of shoes from Shoe Heaven every week throughout September. Devised by the digital team in-house and realised by our technical advisers in Germany, the game has increased downloads and dwell time so significantly that we intend modify the game regularly to offer more bells and whistles each issue.’
  • Sense of balance | Menswear
    Sense of balance | MenswearPublished on Dec 1, 2014 FILM BY RORY SKEOCH / FASHION EDITOR VICTORIA GAIGER Bring some off-kilter charm to evening attire with surprising textures, touches of shine and black-tie detailing. Minus the black tie
Work history
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    Assistant BuyerHarvey Nichols
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    At present I work as an Assistant Buyer for Harvey Nichols for International Women's Footwear. I worked on the department without a Buyer for the last five months which has meant I have had a larger influence and more responsibility in running the department. My responsibilities are: • Providing my Buyer/Fashion Director with trading figures and analysis for the week including trading plans of any transfers, repeats, swaps or returns I intend to fulfil • Support the Buyer/Fashion Director in appointments by providing the relevant analysis of product and delivery and provide opinions on selections • Support the Buyer/Fashion Director with placing orders, and quantifying and sizing buys • Keeping in close contact with our store managers and visiting store on a weekly basis to help with the brand and product positioning and selections across the department • Managing my Buying Administrator to ensure that her weekly tasks are carried out in a professional and timely manner • Maintain trading logs, OTB and FPSS trackers • Attending strategy days and facilitate in planning • Proactively checking online and store allocations on a weekly basis and looking at weekly intake to ensure we are in a good stock position each week • Checking competitors regularly to allow an understanding of the wider market product selection and noticing where competitors deliveries lie • Sourcing new and innovative product and brands and suggesting where appropriate to the Buyer • Keeping up to date with social media and latest fashion trends and news and brand information across the industry
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    Buyers Admin AssistantHarvey Nichols
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    I worked just shy of 2 years as a Buying Administrator. I worked across all footwear categories, including the Contemporary Women’s sneaker market and Contemporary Footwear on Menswear. I was responsible for the following: • Ensuring purchased orders are raised and deliveries are tracked and chased each week • Resolving warehouse and store queries • Maintain trading logs, OTB and FPSS trackers • Trade numerous brands and recognise best and worst performing brands/styles • Pull sales/stock reports and analysis the data to create meaningful spreadsheets for trade • Trade the department by conducting stock swaps, repeats, returns and cancellations • Negotiate trade and buying terms and discounts with brands • Manage continuity stock levels across sizes and stores, placing regular repeats and transfers where necessary • Communicate to my AB and Buyers any necessary and relevant information • Managed interns workloads and responsibilities • Conducting COMP shops, store visits and checking competitors websites for new in deliveries and retail prices • I have attended all London based buying appointments for Women’s Sneakers for AW16 • I have aided and lead the selection of products, quantified and sized buys • I visit trade shows around the city and have attended many seasons of both London Fashion Week and London Collections Men • I follow blogs and keep up to date with trends and emerging designers
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Skills
  • Fashion Buying
  • Trading
  • Analysis Reporting
  • Buying Management
  • Building Relationships
  • Business Strategy
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Sourcing
  • Negotiation
  • Resource Management
Education
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    2:1 in BSc Psychology (Hons)University of Birmingham
     - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    My degree in psychology has provided me with a vast range of transferable skills. These include skills in communication, numeracy, statistics and research methodology as well as a sound understanding in human behaviour. During my final year at university I was a research assistant for a post graduate psychology student. My main roles were administrative work. I gained 1st in my dissertation.
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    3 A Level at A grade, 11 GCSE's at A*-A gradeSt Gabriel's School
     - Newbury, United Kingdom