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Sophia Kovacevic

Buying and Product Development Manager

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationStockholm, Sweden
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  • ProfessionsProduction Manager - Fashion Buyer - Project Manager

About me

I'm a hard working and highly driven person who seeks to continuously learn improve and be challenged. I drive to work in a position where a can work with high spectrum of different people to create a dynamic environment. Moving forward, I see myself in a role that enquires strong organisational and project management skills, including the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Skills

  • Production/project Management
  • Buying
  • Product Developmen
  • Marketing
  • Brand Management

Work history

Currently

Buying Manager

J.Lindeberg

Aug 2014
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Full Time
  • Main activities and responsibilities: – Create, plan and execute the Women’s wear collection together with the design manager and team. – Ensure the collection is up to date with trends and focus on sourcing right materials to meet the need of the international market. – Implement and manage the range plan to make sure the collection is well balanced to ensure sales target and margins. – Analyse the seasonal top performance categories and poor performers to support the execution of the merchandise plan. – Closely follow and review competitors to ensure the brands pricing strategy is aligned. – Secure cost transparency for the product and assure budget and margins are followed when finalizing the prices. – Liaise and maintain the relationship with suppliers, source new ones and see that quality of final product is in focus. – Manage and implement the production plan and make sure together with buying team that all deadlines are kept for each delivery period. – Collect and execute seasonal result of the collection and prepare a detailed presentation to management team. – Managing a small team of buyers and reporting to Global Buying Director

2014

Buying and Marketing

Scanlan Theodore

Apr 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Main activities and responsibilities: MARKETING – Develop marketing and press objectives in conjunction with GM. – Monitoring and analyzing market trends and studying competitors' products to ensure the continuous development of the brand. – Coordinate and oversee the commercial strategy (price, promotions, product, service and environment). – Manage external (Sydney) PR agency ensuring PR objectives are met whilst brand values are respected. – Manage Melbourne Press office which includes the management of Melbourne Stylist/Editors ensuring press opportunities are created whilst brand values are respected. – Management of the Look Book shoots and other promotional material. BUYING – The development of buying strategy for non-Scanlan Theodore product that gives the ST brand the reputation for finding unique and interesting labels from Europe and North America – The development of a buying strategy for non-Scanlan Theodore product that gives the ST retail boutiques highlight product to enhance the VM and compliment the ST product – Over viewing budget, sell through and deliveries. – Understand and seek out the latest trends in the category so that innovation within the business is relevant also on international level. – Liaising with senior retail management and developing internal communication including training materials and other content to keep the staff knowledge at highest level at all times. – reporting directly to GM.

Education

2007

BA

Marangoni Institute of Fashion

Aug 2004 - Jul 2007
  • Milan, Italy
  • Fashion Business and management.