Mariana Leyva

Senior Buyer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Consultant

Creativa Integral 360

Jan 2016
  • We offer services tailored consultancy as an added value to the Mexican industry from a global and accessible vision, through a creative group based in Mexico and London experienced internationally.

2015

Senior Buyer

Walmart Suburbia

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • As head of in-house brands 'Active' activewear (men and women) and 'Classics' formal menswear, coordinating trend analysis, design teams, cost control, merchandisers, suppliers, brand communication and point of sale. A key element was leading the rebranding of the ‘Classic’ collection and secure transition of the formal men’s wear ‘Clasicos’ to relaunch as ‘Gianfranco Dunna’ in Autumn/Winter 2015. Resulting in reviving previous under performing sales to consistently 10-30% above target.

2014

Senior Brand Manager

Walmart Suburbia

Jun 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Managing the Suburbia, flagship brand ‘Weekend’ of Casualwear. Coordinating the in-house design team for numerous collections including men’s, women’s, children, lingerie, beachwear, activewear and home textiles. Overseeing colour, fabric and trend direction and ensuring compliance of technical specification for national and international supply chain.

2013

Strategic Planning & Trends Manager Suburbia

Walmart Suburbia

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Formulated and oversaw the introduction of processes to enable design teams to quickly respond to seasonal adaptations. Coordinating trends for colour, textile, accessories and fashion. The process formalised fortnightly reporting across the group, providing clear communication and enabling immediate adjustment where necessary. Encouraging the professional development of the design teams use of process and technology to invigorate a young team and embrace the brand.

2012

Brand Manager, Contemporary and Missy

Walmart Suburbia

Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
  • Managed the ‘formal’ collection design team encompassing contemporary women’s, men’s and junior’s wear. Ensuring brand identity and specifications reflected trend, were within budget and delivered to programme. Collections included ‘La Mode’ (Regular Womenswear & Plus Size), ‘Contempo’, ‘Metropolis’ and the very commercially successful introduction of ‘Mossimo’ to Mexico.

2009

Merchandising Manager, Formal and Fast Fashion Womenswear

Walmart

Jan 2007 - Apr 2009
  • Managed the implementation of Walmart procurement process 'Catmex' across all fashion groups for womenswear. Sourcing of national and international suppliers, managing product development, quality and consistency.

2007

Design Manager

Grupo Emanuelle SA de CV

Sep 1997 - Jan 2007
  • As design manager for a fashion manufacturer, coordinated the development of womenswear, petite, plus and junior size for retail clients including Liverpool, Sears and Suburbia. The position involved trend direction, technical specification and negotiation of purchase terms from European suppliers. Overseas research and buying included Premiere Vision and Tex-world, Prêt-a-porter and CPD.

Education

2015

Master

Universidad Jeannette Klein Campus de LA Moda

Jan 1997 - Dec 2015
  • Haute Couture

2015

Master

Universidad Jeannette Klein Campus de LA Moda

Jan 1997 - Dec 2015
  • Haute Couture

2014

Master of Business Administration

Esden Business School

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Business Management of Fashion Business

2013

Short Course

Centro Diseño CINE Television Institute

Jan 2013 - May 2013
  • Coolhunter and Trend Analysis

2012

Summer Course

Isituto Marangoni

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Fashion Business

1995

Fashion Design

Universidad Jeannette Klein Campus de LA Moda

Aug 1993 - Apr 1995
  • Fashion Design