Karolina Zimoch

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Aug 2008

Buying Administration Assistant

Sergio Rossi - Gucci Group
  • Input purchase orders, return authorizations, created reserve books, oversaw the completion of range posters exhibiting excellent organisational skills
  • Prepared information for season recaps and line reviews demonstrating analytical skills
  • Monitored trends, industry press, compiled competitive shopping reports showing commercial awareness
  • Provided sales and product sell - thru information to the Senior Buyer and President exhibiting attention to detail and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Created lookbooks demonstrating an eye for trends
  • Maintained showroom samples, assisted during market gaining insight into the retail and wholesale side of the business
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Merchandise and Buying Administration Assistant

Mackays, London
  • Raised orders, maintained order file, issued MDAs, chased production┬ásamples, updated the critical path, entered markdowns, handled stock queries demonstrating excellent time management skills
  • Analysed sales and sizing, completed ratios, identified best and worst sellers, proposed replenishment action demonstrating strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Monitored and followed up order and shipment deliveries ensuring sales were maximised through timely deliveries
  • Liaised daily with warehouse, distribution, Far East and domestic suppliers showing effective communication skills
  • Researched and collated information on supplier and product lead times improving department efficiency
Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Sales Associate

Dorothy Perkins - Arcadia Group, London

Retail experience stressed the importance of accurately interpreting trends for the target market to provide commercial and competitive ranges for their demographic and psychographic groups

Education

Education
2008 - 2009

http://www.limcollege.edu

(exchange programme)

Modules taken: Product Development, Textiles, Fashion Forecasting

A combination of classes dealing with product development, trend spotting and analysis developed an understanding of the commercial aspect of trends in maximising profitability.

2005 - 2009

B.A. Hons

University of Westminster

Thesis: Luxury Fashion e - tailing. Should UK luxury department stores have fully transactional websites?

Modules taken included:

Buying Cycle and Range Planning, Global Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Merchandising Calculations, Fashion Marketing, Strategic Management

  • A four year sandwich course including a business placement and semester abroad
  • Covered general business concepts and specific issues crucial to managing the buying process, developing excellent understanding of retail math and the retail sector
  • Effective planning and forecasting in a competitive environment is the focus of the degree
  • Strong emphasis on presentation skills is placed throughout the course building confidence in conveying ideas in a professional environment

Skills

Skills

Language Skills

Polish - native Italian - intermediate

Microsoft Office Suite