Karley Thompson

Supervisor at Jack Wills

Level
Junior
Location
Reigate, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Skills

  • Research
  • Academic Research
  • Academic Writing
  • Analysis and Research
  • Branding
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Market Research
  • Brand Strategy
  • Creative Projects
  • Cultural Awareness

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Jack Wills

    Jack Wills

    • Fashion and Textiles
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    H and M

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      Hannah Grunden Stylist

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        Bournemouth Vintage Emporium

        Work history

        Currently

        Supervisor

        Jack Wills

        Nov 2017
        • Reigate, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • In the role of a supervisor at Jack Wills, I support the management team by managing the shop floor and delegating tasks to the sales assistant team. I am responsible for supporting the store in striving to achieve targets and provide the best customer service. I interpret guidelines provided by head office to merchandise the stock that we receive. Using key performance indicators, I move the stock in accordance with what is doing well in order to maximise sales. When new members start at the store, I help to train them.

        2016

        Styling Internship

        Hannah Grunden Stylist

        Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • I assisted Hannah with her shoots by collecting garments from PR companies, steaming clothes, researching upcoming designers to work with and giving my opinion to create the best possible outcome on a shoot.

        2016

        Visual Merchandising Assistant

        Bournemouth Vintage Emporium

        Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • I dressed the mannequins and frequently changed the display of stock in order to reflect trends in order to maximise sales and interest in the garments. This was an interesting environment where I had to adapt my commercial skills to suit the needs of a niche market.

        2017

        Sales Assistant

        JD Sports

        Sep 2015 - Nov 2017
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I performed the tasks delegated to me by the management team, as well as using my initiative to be proactive. I assisted customers by providing excellent customer service, helping them at the till point, in the clothing and shoe department.

        2015

        Sales Assistant

        H and M

        Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I assisted customers with their purchases, as well as performing the tasks delegated to me by the management team which involved putting out delivery and operating the till. H and M provided me with the skills to perform in fast paced commercial environment.

        2013

        Sales Assistant

        Waitrose

        Jun 2012 - Jan 2013
        • Horley, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I performed various role while working at Waitrose. These included working at the till point, picking groceries for deliveries, delivering customers orders and stacking the shelves. I learnt a variety of skills which are transferable and have developed my customer service skills through the various perspectives of the business I had.

        2014

        Sales Assistant

        Jack Wills

        Sep 2011 - Sep 2014
        • Reigate, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I assisted customers with their purchases by providing product knowledge in order for them to make the best purchase. This demonstrated my ability to provide the best customer service by having an awareness of the brand.

        Education

        Currently

        Sep 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • On this course I have chosen the History & Culture pathway. We develop our skills in conducting primary research, while developing our knowledge of prominent theorists to be able to use for our secondary. Within the course, we undertake a collaborative unit where we work with industry partners in order to support our personal and professional development. Our final thesis is 17,000 words, so the course progressively teaches us to write longer essays, while harnessing the skills to critique and pay great attention to detail in our writing.

        2017

        Ba (Hons) Fashion Image and Communication

        Arts University Bournemouth

        Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
        • This course was initially broad, allowing us to chose between design and image and communication. We developed our practical skills in using computer softwares such as Google Sketchup and Adobe. We also had the opportunity to collaborate with other students to work on personal projects and develop our own portfolios. I found my strengths in styling, visual merchandising and publication design.

        2014

        Art and Design Foundation

        Reigate School of Art, Design & Media

        Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
        • Redhill, United Kingdom
        • This course allowed us to try a range of disciplines in order to harness an area that we demonstrated talent in to pursue. As well as the practical, we did cultural studies to compliment out physical outcomes.

        2013

        Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
        • Reigate, United Kingdom
        • I acquired A levels in Business Studies (C), English Language (A) and a distinction* in Fashion.

        2011

        Sep 2006 - Jul 2011
        • Reigate, United Kingdom
        • English A, Maths B, History A, Science B, RS A*, Textiles A, French B, IT A

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