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Accomplished International Procurement and Commercial Director with over 15 years of procurement and purchasing experience. A highly versatile, competent and resourceful Buyer Skilled in building and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of contacts. Demonstrates a proven track record of success within all aspects of purchasing and supply chain management with strong project management capability and a proven ability to maximise value throughout all stages of the supply chain.


Current Experience

  • Current Commercial and Operations Director - Scentsational Perfumes
    Since January 2001
    Key Expertise Procurement & Purchasing Extensive experience of buying for multi-channel (retail and online) sales with a proven ability to source and negotiate terms with suppliers to maximise savings for goods and services and to ensure that items can be delivered in line with deadlines and quality constraints Particular expertise of leading procurement and supply chain management for perfume retail with an excellent working knowledge of protocols and a broad range of industry contacts Additionally skilled in negotiating key retailer and other supplier agreements with extensive experience of working with various international suppliers Accomplished in managing all aspects of product transportation, including handling sourcing of logistics suppliers, negotiating deals and terms as well as overseeing import / export functions Business Management & Development Skilled in all aspects of the operational management and development of a retail business with experience of full P&L responsibility Strong direct sales skills with a natural ability to build rapport with customers, establish their needs, propose solutions and close deals; also experienced in leading account management functions for own business E / Traditional Marketing expert with experience in the complete marketing mix, both on and offline (including social media) Experienced in business analysis & improvement, including undertaking regular analysis of performance against a range of KPIs as well as leading business transformation and improvement projects Line management experience has included recruiting, training and developing teams of up to 10 staff

Past Experience

  • Accounts Assistant @ JLT Insurance
    February 1999 --- January 2001


LinkedIn Assessment :
Customer ServiceNegotiationNew Business DevelopmentSmall BusinessSales/ Account ManagementBudgetingE/Traditional MarketingCommunicationpeople managementIT OperationsRetailE-commercePurchasingB2BBusiness PlanningMarketingmanagementAccount ManagementSalesMarketing StrategyBusiness StrategySales Management


  • in from Appleton School, Croft Road, Benfleet in 1995

Area / Region

Essex, United Kingdom


Driving License
  • No