Results-oriented leader driving business and technical solutions

Drew is a Partner at Columbus Consulting and Retail specialist with over 20 years of business and technical experience in both retail and wholesale sectors. Proven leadership and results-oriented individual with global project experience. Product Management experience includes “Go To Market” Strategies and truly understanding the User experience. Prior to joining Columbus Consulting, Drew held various positions as Product Manager, Director, Global Sales and Consulting at Predictix, Torex and JDA.

Experience

  • Talbots
    • High-level design for Assortment Planning, which included the development of a business case to show ROI value based on current company operations. Selection and implementation of new MFP application and facilitated the move from Retail to Cost accounting throughout the company, which included the approach, execution and training. Business process requirements for modifications to existing Buy Plan and new Key Item planning applications and lead all testing
  • Tory Burch
    • Led Multi Phase project to implement JDA Enterprise planning for Corporate Merchandise Planning, Retail Store planning, Retail Merchandise Planning, Ecommerce Demand Planning, Ecommerce Merchandise Planning and Wholesale Account Planning
  • J.Crew
    • Implementation of Multi Channel reporting architecture to enable business to look across channels to view performance at various Product levels. Implemented modifications to Product Planning for the Direct business to include planning capabilities for demand and specific KPI’s to drive the business

Specialization

  • Merchandise Planning
  • Assortment Planning
  • Product Management

Expertise

  • System Selection
  • System Architecture
  • System Implementation
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • SaaS/Cloud computing

Clients Include

  • Talbots
  • Tory Burch
  • J.Crew
  • L.L. Bean
  • Nine West
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Harrods

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