Gemma Edwards
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Gemma Edwards

Assistant BuyerLondon, United Kingdom
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Gemma Edwards
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Gemma Edwards

Assistant BuyerLondon, United Kingdom
Projects
  • ILLUSTRATION
    ILLUSTRATION
  • FOLK LIFE
    FOLK LIFE
  • University Final Collection: SEASIDE CALAMITY
    University Final Collection: SEASIDE CALAMITY
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Work history
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    Assistant Buyer - ChildrenswearAlexandAlexa.com
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Skills: communication; decision making; analytics; presentation; negotiation; IT incl. Excel; teamwork; detail oriented; commercial awareness and; time management. - Responsible buyer for 20 brands including fashion and footwear - Admin assistant to buyers for all luxury brands - Manage budgets, negotiate terms, quantify stock for responsible brands - Lead and present weekly trade meetings - Analyse reports to trade stock alongside marketing teams - Maintain daily communication with suppliers, HO and warehouse in Sweden - Travel within Europe to trade shows and supplier meetings - Manage POs, deliveries and issues upon arrival of stock - Manage product data: EANs, RRPs and descriptions - Proficient in Microsoft including Excel, Word and PowerPoint - Able to adapt and use new software and programs: Bex, Powerbi, Airtable and Slack - Train and manage students on buying placements - Attend and assist on press days
    H&M logo
    H&M logo
    Visual MerchandiserH&M
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Skills: customer service; team work; detail oriented; creative flair; outfit building; trend research; time management, leadership and; communication. - Gained experience in a flagship, high street and retail park store environment - Promoted the image and products of the H&M brand - Implemented store layouts using VM guidelines - Dressed mannequins and window displays - Reacted quickly to sell-out products used in key areas - Created styling and outfit suggestions through product displays - Analysed and reacted to sales reports for all departments - Maintained store campaigns through POS - Trained colleagues through leadership to maintain store standards - Provided excellent customer service and exceeded customer satisfaction at all times - Unpacked deliveries and maintained stock room standards
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Skills
  • Sewing
  • Basic Pattern Cutting
  • Trend Research
  • Styling
  • Retail
  • Illustration
  • Buying
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Microsoft Office
  • Clothing Design
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Regent's University London
     - London, United Kingdom
    2:1 Fashion Design & Marketing
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    Art & Design (Fashion) Triple Distinction*Bishop Burton College
     - Beverley, United Kingdom