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


2008 - 2009


(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



Language Skills

Polish - native Italian - intermediate

Microsoft Office Suite