Rosie Mai

Assistant Buyer


  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Client Services
  • Buying
  • Fashion Buying
  • Styling
  • Sales Analysis

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Condé Nast Britain

    Condé Nast Britain

    • Publishing
  • AllSaints


    • Fashion
  • Selfridges


    • Fashion
  • Boden


    • Fashion

Work history


Planning Administration Assistant

Lands’ End

Feb 2015
  • I am the current Planning (Merchandising) Administration Assistant for both the Kidswear and the Non-Apparel & Footwear teams at Lands' End. I work across both catalogue and e-commerce: maintaining the seasonal data load and all product detail updates and drops; creating import and export purchase orders; assisting with weekly trade and periodic reforecasting; price management and stock analysis, including helping to identify opportunities and problems with stock levels, availability and cover. I also liaise with our US and German offices, attend team and departmental meetings and field customer queries where necessary.


Wardrobe, Hair and Makeup Assistant

Rural Media/maverick Tv/channel 4

Nov 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Working as the assistant on the shoot of a short film put forward for consideration by Channel 4. Assisting with makeup, wigs and costume throughout all shooting hours; general running duties; role as an extra; set-dressing.


Sales Assistant & Daywear Specialist

The White Company

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
  • Sales Assistant with a specialism in daywear and ladieswear styling.


Freelance Assistant

Condé Nast Britain

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Temporary assistant to Condé Nast's Director of Property, assisting in the sending out of copies of Condé Nast titles to property clients, PRs and agencies.


Show Runner London Fashion Week Ss15

My Beautiful City

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Acting as a runner, model dresser and general backstage assistant for the Emilia Wickstead SS15 and Paul Smith (Womenswear) SS15 shows.


Office Intern

Emilia Wickstead

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Acting as general assistant running errands throughout London and at the studio and at the designer's atelier on Sloane Street. Assisting on model castings and fittings, organising show catering, updating the PR cuttings book, monitoring and logging PR call-outs, organising wholesale. Leading a team of four other interns in preparations for London Fashion Week and running the office in the absence of the designer and her PA.


Wardrobe Mistress

The University of Birmingham Summer Festival Opera

Mar 2014 - May 2014
  • Wardrobe mistress for thirty-strong cast of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro.' Working to a tight budget, I dressed a cast of ten principal characters and twenty chorus members to suit the 1930s rural setting by the director. I researched, sourced and handmade costumes and accessories and designed hair and makeup for all characters with the help of an assistant.


Advertising & Publishing Intern

Tatler Magazine

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Interning in Tatler's Publisher's Office, where duties included: attending PR events, collating research on advertising, maintaining the designer database, copywriting, attending advertorial photoshoots, attending and contributing to publishing meetings.


Sales Assistant


May 2013 - May 2014
  • Sales assistant with a strong emphasis on floor management, visual standards and merchandising, customer service and fitting room operations.


Womenswear Stylist


Aug 2012 - May 2013
  • Womenswear Stylist with a strong emphasis on customer service, upselling, outfit-building and personal styling.


Sales Assistant


Nov 2011 - May 2012
  • Sales Assistant in the Cath Kidston concession of Selfridges & Co, Birmingham, offering a high standard of customer service, styling and gift advice, upselling and giftwrapping.



Intensive Short Cpurse in Fashion Buying Merchandising

The London College of Fashion

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Covering the foundations of the fashion merchandising and buying industries, including: retail types, range planning, cost, manufacture, margin, mark-up, buyer-supplier relations, seasonality and the buying calender, comp shopping, allocation. and liquidation


BA(Hons) Drama English Literature

The University of Birmingham

Aug 2011 - May 2014
  • Joint English Literature and Drama degree with focuses on: literary modernism, Shakespeare, film, contemporary theatre practice, devising for the stage, theatre production, political theatre, 16th and 17th Century poetry and satire.


Drama, English Literature and Spanish A2 Levels; History AS Level; Gcses in English Literature and L

Oakham School

Aug 2004 - Jun 2011
  • GCSEs and A Levels



University of Birmingham UK Professional Bursary

  • In 2013 I successfully applied for and won a sum of money to complete my first fashion internship at Tatler Magazine, courtesy of the College of Arts and Law's Careers Department at The University of Birmingham. I presented to a panel on the benefits the internship would offer, how I would use the experience and outlined a budget plan in the interview that followed.


Drama Scholarship

  • in 2009 I auditioned and successfully won a Drama Exhibition to my senior school for the sixth form.