Jacqueline Howley

Business of Fashion

Position: Fashion lecturer

About Jacqueline

I am a commercially astute senior buyer with over 15 years’ experience working in Irelands largest retailers. My role involved managing own brand in buying and sales, category management, supply chain, commercial operations and global sourcing. I am passionate about new product/retail concept development and ultimately profit optimisation through a focused trend, sourcing and negotiation process.

Whilst working in Ireland frequent travel to the UK, Germany, Belgium, US and Far East has given me an international mindset, adaptability and an ability to navigate different business cultures. My track record of success also includes teaching, strategy, identifying new products lines, growth, sourcing and launching new products to the Irish market.

I have a passion for sustainability driven by a sense of responsibility for future generations and our planet and am a member of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge.

Jacqueline’s Teaching Philosophy

I lecture in Advanced Buying, Business Planning, Inventory Management and Category Management. This includes supporting the design, development and production of learning and teaching materials and delivering the same across a range of modules all whilst using my academic and professional experience encouraging the personal development of students via tutorial or pastoral work ensuring they achieve their goals.

  • Qualifications
  • BA Strategic HRM
  • MSc Supply Chain Management
  • PGCert in University Learning and Teaching

Industry Participation

  • Research “Supply Chain Sustainability and its impact from an Environmental Perspective on the International Sourcing of Goods for Retail Fashion Buyers in Ireland”.
  • Member of “The Sustainable Procurement Pledge” committed to make sustainability the heart of the Procurement conduct.

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