Experience

  • Assistant Buyer

    at Brown Thomas Arnotts

    July 2018 - at Present

    Leinster

    As Assistant Buyer for Brown Thomas/Arnott’s I am currently looking after the Food Department, my role includes: • Managing stock levels, processing orders and transfers to ensure the correct levels of stock and the best options are available in the right locations. • Managing the delivery schedule to ensure orders are landing on time. • Assessing sales figures daily and creating Weekly Trade reports to present during weekly trade meetings. • Building ranges within selected brands, working on costs and RRPs to ensure we are achieving YTD target margins. • Maintaining good relationships with suppliers and collaborating on new concepts to help drive sales. • Keeping up to date with market trends and sourcing new brands and suppliers to fit consumer needs. • Helped surpass target and deliver €70K worth of sales for the 2018 Christmas Hamper Campaign. • Heading up the 2019 Christmas Hamper Campaign.

  • Assistant Store Manager

    at Ben Sherman

    November 2017 - May 2018

    London

    As Assistant Store Manager my day to day duties included: • Daily running of shop floor; opening and closing the store as well as daily briefs, daily plans and management of staff day to day. • Weekly banking, completed every Sunday. • Visual Merchandising of the store, planning in new ranges on arrival and completing window displays to reflect current stock and key pieces. • Processing of all store to store transfers, customer orders and staff uniforms. • Fully trained on our Made to Measure suiting service. Providing a full range of options on MTM suits for customers from first measurements right through to final fittings.

  • Senior Buying Assistant

    at Jack Wills

    November 2015 - September 2017

    London

    As Buying Administrative Assistant I was involved in all aspects of the buying team at Jack Wills including: • Meeting preparation (Proto review, Pre-Buy meeting, Buy meeting) including racking and labelling of stock, printing of CADs and range plans. Taking minutes in meetings, helping present clothing. • Creating articles, purchase orders and barcodes on the SAP system. Raising Sales orders and Purchase requisitions for wholesale orders. • Reading and reviewing weekly trade reports and analysing sales and stock figures. • Taking charge of Critical Path from after buy meetings, making sure all dates and information were correct and updated regularly. Holding weekly CP meetings to discuss any issues. • Responsible for sample management keeping logs of all samples. • Building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers. Cross costing styles with different suppliers. Sourcing new suppliers.

  • Store Manager

    at Jack & Jones

    February 2015 - November 2015

    Cambridgeshire

    I had full responsibility for the management of the Jack and Jones store in Cambridge. I managed a team of six employees including rostering, team management and personal development. Key aspects were: • Responsibility for the stores sales figures targets and P&L. • Responsibility for staffing and team management at store level. Drawing up weekly schedules. Training staff to allow them to reach a basic level of accreditation. Holding daily briefs and monthly reviews to e shop progress was on target. • Using weekly reports to manage stock levels. Requesting transfers in and out of store to utilise the right stock as efficiently as possible. • Making sure fixtures on shop floor were full and laid out to standard visual merchandising guidelines. • Using money mapping to help maximise product potential. • Organising and delivering in store events and promotions to help increase footfall in the store.

Education

  • Accredited Diploma (Zoology)

    at Oxford Learning College

    2017 - 2018 (1 year)

  • Bachelors (Arts)

    at UCD

    2009 - 2013 (4 years) Leinster

Languages

  • English Native

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