Maria Pino - Lebanon
Duties: * Assisting the creative Director in creating themes for collections of shoes and bags. * Studying Fashion week and managing buying trips (leather goods accessories soles from Italy and Paris) * Coordinate with agencies to design and shoot look books, choosing colors and styles of the collection. * Deliver the best customer services and rotations between shop and factory. * Organizing launches exhibitions shows and events to promote the brand. * Setting up yearly budgets for different departments factory and store. * Coordinating with PR and media agencies for product placements and advertising campaigns * Handle all inventories of the 7 shops and factory twice a month. * Deliver daily weekly and monthly reports.
Chief /Director / Plaza Magazine Middle East Editor
Covering Fashion weeks meeting international designers.
Plaza Publishing house - Dubai/ Sweden Responsibilities: Managing all aspects of the magazine in order to match brand's requirements and successful sales. Maintaining close roles with the readers and the local media industry. Preparing brand strategies and setting a bulls-eye consumer target. Duties: * Follow-up the latest fashion trends interior and high-end luxury lifestyle. Pitching for stories and conducting interviews.
Group Marketing Director
A-One Group Group
of companies that includes Security Zone LLC Greenway DMCC Build UP interiors, and Pioneer Marketing) - Dubai
Events and PR Representative
Georges Chakra (Maison De Couture) - Beirut
Duties: * Coordinating with and placing the Brand in print and visual media * Organising events and shows * Promoting collection to buyers * Creating shows at Paris Fashion Week (main concept, music, catering, press, goody bags) * Studying the upcoming trends * Promoting the brand in exhibitions and show casing across Lebanon. * Maintaining the client data base and preparing new upcoming projects ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * Languages: Fluent in English, French and Arabic Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office package, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark Express, Adobe Premiere, After-Effect, Flash Director, In-Design and 3dMax
inspire and galvanize the organization around the brand vision, position and strategies so they are clear in bringing them to life. * Creating and overlooking the online media branding as well as the website for the Magazine. * Selling print and online advertising opportunities to a mix of new customers and existing key accounts. * Organizing Media partnership and full image converges of Plaza. Achievements: Since I joined Plaza, the magazine has become the number 1 luxury lifestyle magazine in Dubai and the Plaza brand has grown in terms of sales availability and connectivity. Due to my efforts, Plaza has also become one of the favourite magazines for men and woman in the retail and media world of UAE. Evidence of this are the thank you notes and the letters to the editor that I receive daily to my office.
Brand and Production Manager
Dubai Mall Entertainment
The Interior designs of The Police Departments Tender. as well as 3 Contracts for DTCM ( Stand design and construction + security and maintenance contracts) Falcon City, Lebanon Ministry of Tourism ( Stand design and construction). Update Garment - Beirut/China Responsibilities: To oversee & manage the existing retail operations in Lebanon and China & to Open and develop the Boutiques & the retail across Lebanon, to create and follow up on the productions of the collections, implement Marketing strategies follow up on sales related activities and monitor sales performance to ensure revenues and profit. Duties: * Creating themes for the season's collections and Revising the trend of the marketing campaign. * Coordinating with fashion designers to make sure all the collection is under the same wave and following the same concept. * Studying collection concepts and visuals according to seasons and events of the year. * Monitor the sales figures against the forecasts, analyse and interpret trends and capitalize on the data to maximize sales and profits. * Overseeing quality of customer service standards, and ensure customer satisfaction and efficient handling of complaints. * Liaise with the Visual Merchandising team to ensure the floor adheres to the VM standards for the t * Store. Designing visuals for windows displays. Designing look books visuals packages shop displays window displays gift box photo shootings packages tags adds billboards seasons display and fashion shows/ events. * Monitor performance of the sales staff provide regular feedback and guidance on performance related issues, and ensure the staff is equipped with knowledge the relevant tools n designs collection and produced goods to maximize performance. * Ensure high quality of production in China 4 times a year. * Preparing fashion shows and promotion campaigns.