Expertise and experience
9 years experience in Retail Buying. Areas of expertise including Procurement, Contract Negotiation and Marketing. Experience covering the UK, EU, Far East and Asia Regions. Possessing a track record of consistent savings without compromising on product quality. An excellent communicator with negotiation skills.
As a energetic individual with an extensive background in Art, Fashion and Business. I am proactive and have good commercial awareness. Developed and brought to the market AW12 Knitwear and Shirts, that sell at high volumes and surpassed estimated sales by performing 145% to last year, 124% to budget and 136% to estimate. I was integral in selling up to 24,000 units of teen girls leggings that was the best selling recorded week. I am self-motivated, enthusiastic and a good team player, whilst also able to work independently to a high standard.
Projects and Hobbies
Carried out 6 months Work Experience as a Cad designer for Contemporary company Milliken Carpets using Photoshop and Adobe illustrator. From this experience I gained transferable knowledge and skills to my current role for Marketing and Manufacturing techniques.
Participated in a surface pattern design project for Dulux. Designed a hand painted surface pattern design to use as a co-ordinate design for wallpaper, Curtains and Cushions.
Marketing Partner for Manni Clothing. Up and coming Manchester Streetwear Clothing label. Website coming soon.