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Location:
Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States
Posted:
January 31, 2018

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FATIMAH GIWA

**** ********* *****

Johns Creek, GA 30097

ac4abn@r.postjobfree.com

678-***-****

SUMMARY

●10+ years’ experience in various buying positions

●Experience in jewelry, gemstone and watch products, collaborated with online specials, pricing for sales and inventory planning.

●Excellent analysis skills; Experience includes product analysis, sales analysis, trend analysis, etc.

●Excellent knowledge of Manhattan System, JD Edward, AS400, NETS

●Strategic sourcing experience includes travel to Europe and Asia with strong negotiating skills

●Analyzed over $200Million in sales/product revenue for Macy’s northern region

●Excellent communication skills; Experience communicating with outside vendors to ensure accurate and timely product delivery.

●Purchase order generation and Open purchase order maintenance

●Plan promotion; educate team on the program to drive execution.

●Experience in luxury accessory buying.

●E-Commerce Experience.

EDUCATION

1995 - Bachelor of Science, Sociology

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

1999 - Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

University of East London UK

2000 - Masters in International Relations / Economics

University of Lincolnshire and Humberside

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Buyer

Fortnum & Mason Department Stores June 2015 – Present

●Evaluate existing products, customers, seek new merchandise, and negotiate for the best price and quality.

●Request and evaluate bids, contextualizing products in line with overall brand.

●Assess and evaluate industry trends, sales, provide analytics and forecast to support decisions.

●Continuously looking for new ideas, products and untapped market from different parts of the world.

●Define requirements and timing for new merchandise purchasing and distribution.

●Directly overseeing and managing selections of product offering to high-end customers.

●Managing a team of 1-6 directly reporting to me. Train and motivate buyers to deliver against monthly goals.

●Work closely with Directors, VP’s & Category Managers to identify and prioritize selection gaps and new vendor opportunities.

●Collaborate closely with cross-functional partners to drive projects to completion.

●Conduct competitive and product category analysis to identify new designers and brands to increase and expand selection across product categories.

●Negotiate optimal partnership agreements to drive favorable business relationships with new vendors.

●Partner with Category Management teams to plan efficient & productive trade shows and fashion shows.

Senior Buyer

Macy’s Department Stores July 2007 – May 2015

●Analysis over $200Million in revenue across Macy’s North region.

●Identify product opportunities, trends, and offerings, which will impact the business and provide results.

●Strategic sourcing experience includes travel to Europe and Asia, meeting with manufacturers and various vendors resulting in best company products and cost solutions.

●Liaise with visual team to ensure that all products are properly on sales floor for optimization. Assist during market with product selection and assortment.

●Analyze product item costs vs. product sales, sales trends, key items, vendor profitability and aged inventory as well as making recommendations for driving improved performance.

●Performed sales analysis using Excel functions (pivot tables, V-look ups, etc.).

●Liaise with production and planning teams to ensure availability and the timely delivery of merchandise.

●Negotiate with vendors and manufacturers resulting in company cost-savings.

●Participate in meetings and also responsible for product set up and maintenance.

●Ensure all markdowns and in store promotions are entered and set up properly in system.

●Manages the development of the vendor matrix.

●Approves departmental sales and average stock targets.

●Executes the flow of the departmental topside plans by month.

●Participates in the review of and approves departmental topside financial plans.

●Participates in ensuring adherence to the company’s planning calendar.

●Furnishes information for and participates in the financial Business Review.

Senior Buyer and Consulting

Harrods Department Stores November 2004 – May 2007

●Responsible for procuring assigned commodities and services through sourcing, negotiating and contracting.

●Focuses on developing and administering long-term contracts, sealed bids and other cost savings tools.

●Promotes the most effective use of Company funds in the acquisition of goods and services and maintains a high level of ethics in the execution of the function.

●Evaluates market conditions, trends and provides solutions that improve service and reduce cost.

●Assists in effectively developing, communicating and implementing procedures and strategies. Conducts analysis, audits, and reporting related to detailed procurement programs.

●Corresponds and establishes relationships with suppliers.

●Provides general support to Director, Corporate Procurement with regard to program administration, research and a variety of projects.

●Requires the use of independent judgment in areas like picking fabrics for clothing.

●Establishes and approves pricing strategy.

●Evaluates target markup analysis and guidelines and applies appropriately to buying decisions.

●Recommends and approves item price changes, and ensures that prices changes are input in a timely manner.

●Evaluates financial impact of price changes.

●Reviews and provides information for the timely response to store visit notes.

●Manages ad in stock on promotional items, and ensures the communication of in-stock issues to stores.

●Oversees appropriate product ticketing. Supports visual team in providing store presentation guidance.

Associate Buyer/Buyer

Debenhams Department Stores October 2002 – October 2004

●Identify product opportunities, trends, offerings, which will impact the business and provide results.

●Liaise with visual team to ensure that all products are properly on sales floor for optimization.

●Assist during market with product selection, assortment, scout, source “collectibles” and special items for the stores.

●Analyze sales trend, key items, vendor profitability and aged inventory as well as making recommendations for driving improved performance liaise with production and planning teams to ensure availability and the timely delivery of merchandise.

●Participate in meetings, responsible for product set up and maintenance.

●Ensure all markdowns and in store promotions are entered and set up properly in system

SKILLS/TECHNOLOGIES

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Money

Corel Suite 7: WordPerfect, JD Edwards, Nets and Manhattan IO.

Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks

Excellent interpersonal relation skills; able to relate with people from diverse background and cultures

Highly motivated; work well both independently and as a team

Deliver animated conference level presentations with visual aids



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