Executive Leadership in Retail Buying & Merchandising

Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner for Columbus Consulting. Charlotte joined CCI in September 2013 to head up EMEA and grow this territory. Prior to joining CCI, Charlotte held senior positions in both software companies specializing in Merchandise Planning solutions; involved in design, development and implementation of many of today’s industry-leading planning and allocation solutions. and also large UK Retailers. A specialist with over 20 years of experience working with retail, wholesale and manufacturing companies focused on improving corporate performance through better planning, execution & analysis.  An interesting mix of buying and merchandising expertise, twinned with systems implementation knowledge with deep experience in aligning the technological benefits of new systems. A proficiency in both the U.K. and international multi-channel retail. with a thorough understanding of a wide selection of product areas, differing retail models, channels to market and customer demographics.

Experience

  • AllSaints
    • Full end to end inventory healthcheck; Designed, implemented and supported planning and allocation  process & systems to support global expansion
  • The Entertainer
    • Full end to end inventory healthcheck; Optimization of the tools they use today with changes to the business processes and specifying what they TO-BE needs to achieve and deliver
  • Liberty
    • Supporting vendor selection and change management for their Order Management Requirements to be able to take and order anywhere and fulfil from anywhere
  • Amer Sports / Salmon
    • Omni-Channel project – supporting their project as Subject Matter Expert to implement business change around tablets in store, guided selling, clienteling and extended assortment

Specialization

  • Merchandising and MP&A
  • Sourcing and Supply Chain
  • Unified Commerce

Expertise

  • International
  • Executive Leadership
  • Strategy & Transformation
  • Business Process

Clients Include

  • Halfords
  • The White Company
  • ASOS
  • Tesco F&F
  • Signet
  • AllSaints
  • Liberty
  • The Entertainer
  • Amer Sports

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