Lucey - Merchandising - Auckland, New Zealand

Niamh Lucey

Auckland, New Zealand




I have a masters degree in Fashion buying and Merchandising management and have worked within the merchandising field for 3 years in the fast paced London market for Marks and Spencer and Karen Millen.

Work History

Deputy Senior

Marks and Spencer

May 2011 - June 2013

• Allocation and trading of stock for the Czech JV. (Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Poland and Estonia)
• Co-managed the introduction and set up of the Czech JV Allocation team from the initial stage. This included going to the Czech head office to train on their systems (Prins, Profit and New reporting) and implementing them in-house in the UK head office in order to trade the stock centrally.
• Implementing the new Push allocation system into the JV, while incorporating two legacy systems
• Closely communicating with the merchandise team and the traders to choose the right product and trade it within the different markets
• Management of reduced and fulfilment for the pilot and publish these to the business on a weekly basis
• Review sales and stock levels on a daily basis and trade stocks accordingly in order to maximise sales and reduce mark down
• Traded approx. 20,000 sku’s, with sales of £70million a year across the 6 territories.

Merchandise Distribution Analyst

Karen Millen

July 2010 - May 2011

• Allocated stock to franchise stores for all Karen Millen products
• Communicated Daily with Franchise managers and owners in order to maximise sales
• Created stock packages for all franchise partners in North and South Europe, including Iceland, Switzerland, Monaco, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus
• Attended weekly meeting with the International Director and discussed the figures for North and South Europe

Qualifications & Certifications

Masters in Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management

Dublin Institute of Technology

Bsc in Retail and Services Managemnt

Dublin Institute of Technology

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