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 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

  • ASOS – Subject Matter Expert/Senior Consultant
    • Support vendor selection and implementation of PLM solution
  • Reiss – Subject Matter Expert/Senior Consultant
    • Perform an IT roadmap healthcheck delivering recommendations around people, process, data & technology for product lifecycle •Support delivery of allocation & replenishment solution & integration to Next systems & processes
  • Ted Baker – Subject Matter Expert/Senior Consultant/Programme Lead
    • Deliver full master data management project across the business & wholesale business optimisation
    • Perform vendor selection for allocation & replenishment •Deliver a critical path including clear RACI, master data management and change management •Perform a healthcheck around people, process, data and technology for the wholesale business
  • Halfords- Subject Matter Expert/Senior Consultant
    • Support implementation of forecasting and replenishment solution
  • Liberty- Subject Matter Expert/Senior Consultant
    • Support vendor selection for order management solution

Specialization

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

Expertise

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

Companies

  • Dobbies
  • Reiss
  • Ted Baker
  • Halfords
  • The White Company
  • ASOS
  • Tesco F&F
  • Signet
  • All Saints
  • Liberty

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