Business of Fashion
Position: Fashion tutor
I am a commercially astute senior buyer/ supply chain specialist with over 15 years’ experience in commercial operations, global sourcing and supply chain. I have managed own brand in buying and sales, category management and supply chain. My experience spans across Homewares, Ladies Accessories, Grocery and Light Hardware. I am passionate about new product/retail concept development and ultimately profit optimization through a focused trend, sourcing and negotiation process.
I have an excellent understanding of how the merchandising and marketing processes of a business needs to function to advance consumer recruitment for a retailer. My previous roles involved successfully managing and developing own brand ranges through Far East sourcing, offering members exclusive product ranges and more substantial discounts.
Whilst working in Ireland, frequent travel to the UK, Germany, Belgium, US and the Far East has given me an international mind set, adaptability and an ability to navigate different business cultures. My track record of success also includes strategy, identifying new business lines, growth, sourcing and launching new products to the Irish market.