Degree Educated Professional with 8 Years Experience in the Retail industry. Multi-Product knowledge in both Men's, Womenswear and Leather Accessories. Specialisms in Fabric, Global Testing Legislation, Leather, Denim and Outerwear. Sourcing and building relationships with suppliers and factories across the world. Key Negotiator and Project Manager. Central cog, collaborating with all areas of the retail business from Design, Technical, Buying and Merchandising to Marketing and Branding. An efficient, people lover, with a extensive network of talented friends, colleagues and clients throughout the UK and beyond. Possessing a great passion for the creative space. Driven by results.
Menswear Group PC, covering all product categories, including Footwear.
Menswear PC for Outerwear, Tailoring, Leather, Denim and Chino’s. Specialist in testing and compliance. Responsibilities: Managing all factory Production for several Menswear Product Groups. Visiting and sourcing new factories and suppliers. Specialising in Outerwear, Leather and Denim.
Production & Development for a Multi Branded Fashion Company. Managing all purchases, developments, sourcing and importing of all Fabrics and Trims. Possessing a vast portfolio of suppliers and manufacturers across the world. Responsibilities: Source and develop new and exciting fabrics and trims. Planning and managing the critical path. Building relationships with suppliers and manufactures. Providing central contact for all departments and coordinating our owned factory in the Far East. Managing garment costings. Delivering a coherent, profitable and customer focused collection; on time!
SARA BERMAN (LONDON) JULY 2010- JULY 2011 Job Title: Production and Sales Coordinator Job Description: Working within production and Development for British designer Sara Berman. Working with all elements of fashion from initial design to final production and distribution. Responsibilities: Working with the production team to product seasonal collections alongside private development for Outnet, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and ASOS.com. Managing UK sales, coordinating trade shows and buying meeting. Maintaining website orders and managing stock with UK distribution centre. • Assisting the head of production to coordinate sampling, development and production for the season • Managing the critical path. Sourcing of fabrics and trimmings. • Identifying sales opportunities with new buyers, approaching and arranging appointments. Building brand packs for potential buyers. Attending development meetings with asos, the outnet and HOF. • Order confirmations, invoices & raising purchase orders (using worldonahanger.com) • Creating production dockets and garment specifications. • Managing payment terms and shipping terms for all stockists. • Coordinating production shipments from our factories both UK and abroad to our distribution centre, knowledge in customs, taxation and country legislation. • Website: Managing customer order. Customer queries. Stock management using online system. • Updating Social Media
MANPOWER UK MAY 2009 – JULY 2010 Job Title: Account Manager/ Recruitment Consultant Job Description: Managing a number of clients on both temporary and permanent parts of the business including RBS; Barclays; CPP & ad hoc clients. Responsible for 160 temporary staff. I was promoted to RBS Account Manager in January 2010 and won National Account of the Year 2010, scoring 96% in the annual RBS service reviews. • Interviewing candidates ensuring quality and compliance of all candidates and processes. • Responsible for 160 members of staff and main point of contact for their queries • Generating sales and business through cold-calling, client visits and marketing tools. • Solely responsible weekly payroll. Conducting dispensaries, grievances and dismissals. • Monthly client service reviews. • Marketing: attraction of candidates using a variety of methods including web advertising; A-board/window displays; direct marketing campaigns; recommend a friend initiatives and many more. • Working to tight deadlines/time frames and targets/KPI’s. • Taking on a senior role within the team. Training new members on internal systems, conducting role plays, holding staff progress meetings, driving sales targets.
Internation Fashion Marketing
Accotunt Manager for The Royal Bank of Scotland with Manpower Plc. Won National Account of the Year 2010, scoring 96% in the annual RBS service reviews. http://www.manpower.co.in/recognitions.htm