Buying Manager I Strategic & Creative | Home | Health and Beauty | FMCG | GM
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
A passionate and commercial retail professional, Gabrielle is motivated by outstanding product development, driving profit and people development. She thrives on finding new opportunities and instigating long term strategies for change and growth. A strong track record of improving performance with achievements including delivering market share growth, margin improvements, enhanced supplier relationships and a strong track record...
A passionate and commercial retail professional, Gabrielle is motivated by outstanding product development, driving profit and people development. She thrives on finding new opportunities and instigating long term strategies for change and growth. A strong track record of improving performance with achievements including delivering market share growth, margin improvements, enhanced supplier relationships and a strong track record of sales growth in multiple categories. Very creative and skilled at communicating her vision, ensuring delivery from strategy through to trade management.Senior Buying Manager - Health & Beauty @ Seasonal Beauty Gifting and Suncare From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Senior Buying Manager - Homeware @ Managing various teams covering bed and bath, gifting, cook and dine and reusable bags. Strategically focused on delivering a key step change in product quality and style across Homeware. • Budget responsibility for up to £200M annual sales • Sales growth in multiple categories • Gained market share growth in Glass; +2.3%, Tableware; +1.1% • Implemented strong trade plan off unplanned space • Coached a buying team of 10 with varying capabilities to ensure personal progression • Developed key supplier relationships. • Built strong relationships with branded sources to ensure right brand mix for customer • Re-launched Home transforming the range style, packaging and price structure • Project lead for online branded sales expansion and trade opportunities From May 2012 to Present (3 years 8 months) Welwyn Garden CitySenior Buyer @ Buying bed and bath shop I achieved the following; • Brand sponsor for Pied A Terre ranges across home ware. • Create and implement ‘Own Bought’ brand strategy across the categories • Cascade key seasonal strategies for home to retail at engagement days • Deputise for Buying Director • Manage Mary Portas home ware project. From December 2010 to July 2012 (1 year 8 months) London, United KingdomBuying Controller @ A fast paced retailer with 40% share of the UK Bed market, I undertook a broader category manager role and worked on various projects; • Driving best buying practice for product development and trading • Implementation of merchandising function and WSSI management • Launch of new packaging • Delivering aggressive LFL sales growth in new business areas • Re-laying 40 stores to launch additional furniture room sets in existing stores. • Project work for out-sourcing bedlinen logistics and warehousing • Project manager for launch of Ponden Home concession in trial stores From August 2009 to December 2010 (1 year 5 months) Buyer @ Buyer for textile home categories, including bedding, bathrooms and soft furnishings. Managed and developed a team of 8 AB's and BA's. • Responsible for departments delivering 50% of the total core home sales • Driving market share in bathrooms to 9%, becoming market leader in bathroom textiles • Driving market share in bedding from 4% to 5%, becoming second in the market • Sales performance of +10% on plan • Net achieved margin after discount growth of +12% on operating plan. • Delivered key price reductions (AVSP - 28% on the year • Introduced the 2 for £5 pillow, the biggest volume line in Home • Reduced the price of the towel bale from £25 to £7.50, driving volumes • Re-sourced volume lines to FOB direct, delivering 7 points to the gross margin • Developed a team of 4 Assistant Buyers and 4 Buying Assistants From May 2002 to August 2009 (7 years 4 months) The Henley College From 1995 to 1997 Wycombe High School From 1991 to 1995 Gabrielle Jarman is skilled in: Textiles, Purchasing, Retail Buying, Fashion Design, Inventory Management, Management, Merchandise Planning, Multi-channel Retail, Negotiation, Packaging, Private Label, Product Development, Real Estate, Strategic Planning, Target Costing
Senior Buying Manager - Health & Beauty
November 2015 to Present
Senior Buying Manager - Homeware
May 2012 to Present
Welwyn Garden City
House of Fraser
December 2010 to July 2012
London, United Kingdom
August 2009 to December 2010
Marks and Spencer
May 2002 to August 2009
What company does Gabrielle Jarman work for?
Gabrielle Jarman works for Tesco PLC
What is Gabrielle Jarman's role at Tesco PLC?
Gabrielle Jarman is Senior Buying Manager - Health & Beauty
What industry does Gabrielle Jarman work in?
Gabrielle Jarman works in the Retail industry.
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