Personal Statement

I am a Brand Presentation Manager with core capabilities in visual, project and people management. Having worked across several global retail brands for over 18 years, I bring a wealth of experience and understanding to support brand identity, combining a strong creative ability with a high commercial acumen to deliver return of investment.
I am a conscientious and hard working individual and have a true passion for retail, product and consumer experience.
I am seeking a varied and challenging position that will enable me to consolidate my professional experience, expand my knowledge and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.



Strong planning and organisational skills, ability to multi task between projects and work streams

Excellent communication skills across internal and external stakeholders at all levels

Creative and commercial Visual Merchandising background

Proven track record of delivering results, managing people & projects

Able to lead through example and inspire others

Good knowledge of MS Office, Photoshop, Social Media

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

Freelance Store Development Consultant

House of Fraser

Head office support for the store development team. Approving vendor/brand shopfits designs and advising on amendments and/or approval

Sep 2012 - Aug 2014

Brand Environment Manager

Levi Strauss & Co

Ensure the effective management of the implementation and execution of Shop in Shops, Pop Up Shops, Branded spaces, Windows, POS, Visual Merchandising programs and activities in full alignment with Global/Local Strategy to deliver a consistent, premium shopping experience.

Lead, motivate, manage & develop brand environment team (5 direct reports) to ensure flawless execution of brand at wholesale touch points. Ensure global brand visual strategy is cascaded and followed, enhancing and reinforcing the Levi's brand.

Manage all shop in shop, branded space and pop up roll outs throughout UK and Ireland from design concept through to implementation. Manage budgets and establish integrated communication links with all relevant parties internally and externally.

Manage critical paths for all internal projects to ensure they are delivered on time and within budget (For example: Led 8 week roll out of 100 branded spaces across wholesale accounts).

Oversee production and content of visual guidelines for key accounts to engage and educate instore VM teams, driving brand visibility in store and support sell out.

Liaise with European creative team on campaign opportunities. Plan, propose and implement windows and in-store areas within key strategic partners.

Support sales teams with European set up of biannual sales launch and local showrooms.

Brand event VM support - Manage support with planning and execution of sales launch, trade shows, internal marketing and retail events ensuring all styling and product presentation are on brand and to the highest standard.

Apr 2007 - Sep 2012

Brand Implementation Manager

Levi Strauss & Co

Key intermediate contact between key strategic accounts and European design team in terms of logistics, design and layout of new or refitted wholesale spaces.

Responsible for replenishment orders for fixtures, furniture and POS including management of local warehouse for storage and distribution.

Train Market Place Managers on new retail stores & Shop in shop planning, openings and remits.

Ensure showrooms reflect the brand essence and refresh seasonally.

Brand Event VM support-sales launch, trade shows and marketing initiatives

Mar 2005 - Apr 2007

Brand Presentation Project Leader

Levi Strauss & Co

Manage all internal and external visual projects for the wholesale brand presentation team.

Jun 2002 - Mar 2005

Market Place Manager

Levis Strauss & Co

Field based visual merchandising role covering numerous key location throughout the UK & Ireland.

2000 - 2002

Visual Merchandsing Roles

Tommy Hilfiger & Pepe Jeans London

Additonal Interests

My Family, World Travel, Interior Design, Photography

References supplied upon request