Natasha Grant

BUYERS ASSISTANT

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Environment
  • Communications
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Buyers Assistant

Laura Ashley

Apr 2015
  • • Managing the product development of Laura Ashley's Mirrors (which is an Assistant Buyer’s department), I develop new mirrors which embody the company's branding and appeal to our customers • Communicate and strengthen relationships with our suppliers from the UK, Europe and the Far East to ensure we are upholding the Laura Ashley design, value, and quality. • Manage the majority of the administration work for the Furniture department in London, liaising with our administration team in Wales, our quality technologist and our merchandisers • Managed two product ranges within the Seasonal Gift team liaising with suppliers, technologists and merchandisers to manage cost expenditures and product development. • Coordinated a still life photo shoot for Look Book for the company’s International Franchise Catalogue • Directed a photographer and three additional team members to cover 6 different stories and 15 shots. The Look Book was used for SS16’s 5 departments of Home Furnishings and I used creative direction to maximize each story’s products. • Taught myself how to use InDesign and Photoshop and was able to execute and create the new template for future Look Books. • Held team meetings and managed 7 departments to convey information between the Buying and Franchise Department working closely with Senior Management

2015

Administrative & Personal Assistant to Joint COO

Laura Ashley

Dec 2014 - May 2015
  • • Coordinated extensive international and national travel arrangements for all of the Home and Fashion departments • Extensive diary management for the Joint COO • Corresponded with customers, clients, and partners on behalf of the Joint COO • Coordinated presentations and executive reports for UK and international sectors on behalf of the Joint COO • Attended Board Meetings, Brand Meetings and Trading Meetings, taking minutes and conveying information from the Joint COO • Generated and launched the company’s first internal weekly Press Communications pack, working closely with the Press and Social Media Department. • Did a guest post on the DIY section of the company’s blog

2014

Temporary & Contract Work

Impact Creative Recruitment Office Angels

Feb 2014 - Dec 2014
  • • Temporary contracts at well-known companies such as ASOS, Space NK, Paperchase, The Library, and Wagamama • Liaising with a variety of clientele and company employees; from high profile celebrities to CEOs • Adapting to a new work environment regularly meant that I needed to be constantly switched on and highly organized whilst being able to communicate effectively with new teams

2013

Head Bartender

The Keg Steakhouse Bar

Sep 2005 - Sep 2013
  • • Was in charge of ensuring that all new hires were trained adequately and to the company’s standards • Maintained and built relationships with both customers and suppliers • Liaised with suppliers to help showcase their best products and build their company’s reach and image • Hosted and coordinated various events and charity drives for the company • Won Bartender of the Year in 2011 in Western Canada for my amazing customer service skills whilst executing fantastic drinks and product knowledge efficiently

Education

2013

Biology Psychology

Simon Fraser University

Jan 2009 - Apr 2013
  • BA Biology & Psychology

2008

Marketing Business Management

BCIT

Aug 2007 - May 2008