Extensive Leadership in Retail Buying & Merchandising
A global retail professional with over 30 years’ experience working for some of the leading global retailers. I have extensive experience in both head office and field based roles including International Buying, Regional Operations and International Franchise Management with the additional opportunity of International based secondments in Germany & Canada. A proven ability in Project and Change Management through effective analytical & problem solving skills as well as building & developing strategic relationships across all levels. An effective leader & communicator with a strong ability to influence & inspire engagement.
Hunkemöller – Change & project lead
Develop and lead change strategy & plan for PLM implementation
Develop and drive comms & engagement plan for PLM implementation
“As is vs To be” gap analysis review of the Wholesale business process and NuORDER optimisation with business change recommendations
Mothercare – Group Change Manager / Group Franchise Manager
Develop and lead change strategy & plan for E2E ERP implementation
Develop & lead comms & engagement plan for E2E ERP implementation
Lead post implementation adoption plan & process review
Leading a positive mindset to change by creating a common narrative and building key internal strategic relationships. Maintained a climate for change through a business culture that encouraged challenging the status quo and transparency
Managing £243m across 10 countries, 300 stores and 2 brands
Wal-Mart (George Clothing) International Change Manager / Business Development Manager
Lead a project to review internal buying, operational processes and global critical path to enable the implementation of a Global Franchise model.
C&A Menswear Buyer
Accountable for 550 stores across 8 European countries. Responsible for Men’s Sock and Jeans/casual trousers teams, with sales turnovers of 79.6M Euros and 57M Euros respectively