Assistant Buyer at Carphone Warehouse
- London, United Kingdom
Heidi Burns's Overview
- Assistant Buyer at Carphone Warehouse
- Buying Assistant at Mothercare
- Fashion Retail Academy
- Peter Symonds College
- Thornden School
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Heidi Burns' Summary
Passionate about buying for retail. I am an experienced assistant buyer with responsibility of my own product range. Prior to CPW I spent 18 months at Mothercare as a Buying Assistant and prior to this I gained experience interning at Tesco, John Lewis & Arcadia.
Specialties: I am a confident negotiator and coherent communicator. I love being creative but also happy to analyse lots of data. Even under the intense pressure of the buying environment I perform calmly and alter my workload depending on priorities.
Heidi Burns' Experience
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CPW.L; Retail industry
September 2012 – Present (10 months)
Responsible for iPad & Tablet accessories category and delivering sales to budget.
- Build key supplier relationships and negotiations
- Select and develop profitable lines
- Continually monitor market activity and identify gaps in the range for new opportunities
- Review of daily sales and data analysis
- Negotiate supplier funding and recovery of contribution
- Manage samples & critical path process ensuring products are first to market at any key launch.
Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Retail industry
March 2011 – September 2012 (1 year 7 months) Hertfordshire
Supporting the buyer in all areas of the buying function. Assisting with range building and trading of the department to meet the profit targets and deliver the home strategy.
Full management of critical path to ensure that all products are available for the customer and to deliver new products globally and in line with forecasted targets
Manage and build relationships with our suppliers and manufacturers to develop a commercial and competitive range
Negotiate funding for promotional activity throughout the season.
Managing samples coming in and out of the business.
Heidi Burns' Skills & Expertise
Heidi Burns' Education
Fashion Retail Academy
Buying and Merchandising
2009 – 2010
Peter Symonds College
2007 – 2009
2002 – 2007
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