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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationParis, France
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  • ProfessionsSenior Art Director - Senior Product Marketing Manager - Senior Brand Manager

About me

I'm a manager expert in luxury products management, product and process design, merchandising planning, e-commerce management. I've worn many hats in my career; trade marketing manager, brand manager, product and production manager, senior buyer, senior planner and senior e-commerce strategist. As a result, I have an unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate complex challenges. But actual experience has taught me that my professional value boils down to the following: -I have Big Ideas -Lots of people have Big Ideas. Execution is what matters. I do execution. - I'm a mult-linguist of luxury business. I speak fluent salesperson, marketer, designer, distribution, supply chain, CRM, digital sales, advertising, production, trainer, franchising, licence, buying, planning, e-commerce, social media. Understanding means fewer missteps, and missteps cost fortune. -I'm the calm one -If my right and left brain were hands, I'd be ambidextrous -I run toward fires I love making new professional acquaintances. Reach out if you want to speak business, luxury products or yoga. Specialties: Fashion, Jewelry, Watches, Accessories, Shoes, Wines, Luxury products, social media, web analytics, operational management, creative direction, web development, product design, sales strategies

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Skills

  • Organisation Planning
  • Art Event
  • B2B Campaigns
  • Buying Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Brand Management
  • Jewelry Making
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Team Player

Work history

Currently

Senior Planner

Qvc Italy srl

Jul 2016
  • Milan, Italy
  • Full Time
  • QVC Inc is part of the Liberty Interactive Corporation one of the world's leading video and digital commerce retailers, offering a curated collection of brands to millions of customers around the globe each day through broadcast, Internet, and mobile sales. Managing a team of 3 planners: I define the annual/ seasonal purchasing and inventory budget. This incorporates the OTB and the actioning of the inventory (markdowns, reorders, returns) I'm responsible to drive sales through costs, pricing and margin control, reorders activity, returns and orders control, ensuring deadlines and deliveries are met (I coordinate suppliers, supply chain, buying) I work on major sales and inventory reports, highlighting sales opportunities, risks, challenges, trends I collaborate with analysts team to improve and develop new analytical tools, new reports and new metrics to positively drive the business Team development: I make sure the team is always up to date, shares critical information, is motivated and continuously trained

2016

Senior Buyer

Qvc Italia srl

Oct 2010 - Jul 2016
  • Milan, Italy
  • Full Time
  • Managing a team of 2 buyers: Define the seasonal buying strategy for the category (gross margins, sellthrough, inventory level, assortment, markdowns) Costs negotiations, shipping terms negotiations Negotiate commercial terms wtith current and new international suppliers (North American, Asian, North African) Vendor relationship management ( returns negotiations, promotional campaingns negotiations, contributions) Deal with the stakeholders of the category critical path (i.e. supply chain, marketing, business analysts) Daily sales analisys to ensure the right actions are taken in a timely manner (reorders, markdowns, new colors assortment)

2010

Brand and Product Manager

Momo Design srl

Oct 2007 - Sep 2010
  • Milan, Italy
  • Full Time
  • Momo Design is a style center focussed on the production of luxury accessories for men and women. Managing 10 collections (leather goods, shoes, apparel, jewelry, watches, perfumes, mobile phones, writing instruments, car accessories, helmets) define the seasonal brand strategy, ensure different players respect brand guidelines across categories, markets and communication channels. Supervise the entire production chain, from first round of samples to mass production to ensure the brand essence is respected in every detail Define price lists by collection and for each country Act as business coordinator for international distributors

Education

2003

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communications and Media Arts

IULM

Sep 1999 - Mar 2003
  • Milan, Italy