I am vastly experienced in retail, merchandising and buying. I am very aware of the standards and expectations of the retailer /buyer. I am well-travelled within different market places. I have worked in developing own label products and also at luxury brand level: this gives me the experience and knowledge to advise on product / brand positioning in the market place. Recent projects I have worked on with Arnotts include the Shoe Garden and Jewellery Hall. I also have delivered more than 50 new brand / concession businesses into Arnotts in the past five years, which has given me the knowledge of what is currently happening in the marketplace from a trend and economic perspective.
I have vast experience in mentoring young buyers in the process of bringing product to market; this is not that different to working with craft designers in bringing product to market. I have developed labels for own brand products along with developing products.
Irish Management Institute, Directors and Senior Managers programme.
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