Currently working for The Adidas Group Northern Europe HO within purchasing. I have implemented some processes in order to make order fulfillment more efficient and effective.
Previously worked as Sourcing Assistant for the Mens' London collection at Burberry HO.
Gained a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree with placement in Sales & Marketing.
Assistant Purchaser – Adidas Group (Temporary Contract)
November 2013 – Present
To provide support in submitting Purchase Orders in line with International Logistics timelines for Area North, ensuring accurate on time deliveries in line with the company’s business plan. Work closely with the Purchasers and Team Leader in providing support within the team. Help in providing a world class level of service relating to purchase order placement, tracking, availability and visibility.
I raise purchase orders inline with the demand for the products efficiently and accurately. I also ensure these purchase orders are transferred to GPS within timelines. Update the POs in SAP, after being actioned with GOPS on the minimum analysis report in line with the actions specified by Business Planning and the timelines advised by GOPS.
I action Pre-pack requirements, create stock transport orders, maximise the number of orders that are created as 1:1 links with sales orders.
Create weekly tracking documents for launch specific articles for UK and Blx, track all GOK product in and advise Marketing where articles/sizes not bought and execute confirmations on a daily basis.
Action all airfreight and sea-air requests with GOPS and update system accordingly and in line with the critical path which I update in order to let the whole business know what the situation is on any given product. I have established and maintained good communication and relationships with GOPS personnel and can also provide cover for the purchasers in the event of absenteeism.
Sourcing Assistant – Burberry (Full- time Permanent)
July 2013 – October 2013
Within my role as a Sourcing Assistant for the Mens London team my position actively assists the sourcing team in the execution of supply chain strategy and coordination of the department. Securing prices with suppliers and raising PO’s according to the business demands and following through until received the finished product, i.e chasing for confirmations and handling invoice queries, approving samples for trims and the bulk fabric. I also update and follow critical path to ensure that all deadlines are met with accuracy.
Monitoring and maintaining accuracy of data throughout the system and ensuring that all data within the system (SAP/PLM) is confirmed with the vendors in order to prevent or pre-empt any delays or issues that may occur and therefore have time to actively resolve them before they become a major issue.
To make sure vendors receive all raw materials and trims on time to enable to meet deliveries. I would also help approve materials for bulk orders with PD. Creating planners for all outstanding orders and chasing information from the vendors in order to accurately report back to the management team on a weekly basis.
Purchasing Assistant – Benteler Distribution Ltd
Feb 2012 – July 2013
Main duties include; raising and placing purchase orders, liaising with suppliers (English, German, Swedish and Spanish) and organise collection/delivery from oversea suppliers to meet customer demand using external agencies, to chase overdue orders or if we need the material see if they can better their delivery date. Update daily/weekly stock reports using SAP. Communicate with appropriate colleagues if there are any problems with outstanding orders. Manage customer stock profiles; as well as compiling stock reports for senior members of staff within the appropriate time scale. I also carry out admin duties for the department i.e. checking delivery notes and confirmations of purchase orders as well as dealing with day to day queries. Managing and monitor all test certificates for incoming and outgoing material.
Sales and Marketing Assistant – Doby Verrolec Ltd
May 2010 to November 2010 and Sales and Marketing Intern 2008 – 2009 – Doby Verrolec Ltd
I have completed a year long internship as part of my university course, my roles during this time consisted of; Administration tasks such as invoicing and filing, order processing and pro-active sales, and market research as well as booking MD travel arrangements when necessary. During my time with Doby Verrolec, there were some staffing issues within my department leaving me to man the office for two weeks by myself with the help of a temporary worker. During this time I learnt a lot but also gained a new sense of confidence and belief in myself and my abilities.
Sales Assistant – Wallis PLC (Arcadia Group):2005-2008
During my time at Wallis I was able to: handle money whilst working on the till, providing customer services, stock take, deliveries. I was also given the opportunity to advance within the company through a system called shine, before I left I was working towards the advanced level with Wallis. This would have allowed me to take on more roles such as cashing up. Through this job I have gained skills such as team work, communication and customer service also how a business runs and functions on a day to day basis.
Sales Assistant – Iceland Foods PLC: 2004 – 2005
During my time at Iceland I was able to: handle money whilst working on the till, providing customer services, stock take, deliveries and replenishment whilst developing knowledge of the brand.
Education and Qualifications:
Degree: (Bachelor of Arts) Business Studies with Placement
Institution: Sheffield Hallam University
Date: 2006 – 2010
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