Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Employment11/14/2011 - 12/02/2013
*Designing and making garments to order.
Employment09/09/2002 - 07/16/2010
*Delivered my first successful store opening as appointed Visual Supervisor, achieving a consistent green KPI since the store opened.
*Developed key working relationships with the center management team to ensure future support, thus ensuring we are the first store approached to capitalize on local marketing initiatives put forward by the center.
*Training visual and sales staff in store how to drive and maintain standards to meet company non-negotiables.
*Deliver Visual Training to 100% of the store population within very strict deadlines.
*Planned and implemented the recruitment center for the set up of assessment centers for 150 staff for the new Doncaster store opening aswell as keeping on top of staffing taking part in regular assesments, inductions, disciplinary hearings and interviews.
*Analyzing store sales to formulate action plans for poor performing departments.
*Driving sales and commercial opportunities by always going that extra mile.
*Delegating tasks to the team on a daily basis following inline with company strategy and instruction.
*Communication and implementation of promotional activity.
*Supporting numerous projects and store openings.
Employment06/04/2012 - 12/10/2014
Starting out as a COMMERCIAL ASSISTANT to the branch Director, assisting with account management, using Microsoft Excel to prepare documents, forms and recording information, photographing garments, and the use of Adobe Illustrator to create documents and advertisements.
Moving onto the TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT responsible for a customer account, liaising with the Far East to discuss orders, deadline dates and any issues for example, inclusive of fit comments and technical specifications. Keeping both the customer and the Far East up to date ensuring everything runs smoothly. Completing and Producing technical packs and attending buyer garment fittings. Progressing onto the design department becoming solely responsible for the DESIGN and communication between two customer accounts. Designing to customer specification aswell as showing innovation producing new and exciting ideas. Completion of design packs and liaising with the Far East on a daily basis.