Lynn Evison

Expert in Merchandising & Sourcing, Operating Model Design Change Management, Retail Transformation across Buying

I advise my clients on retail transformation in the retail and grocery sectors seizing new business opportunities, driving corporate performance, optimizing costs and yielding sustainable business growth.

I delivered the future strategy for Swarovski and supporting operating model for the global consumer goods business, including the introduction of global merchandising to support retail, wholesale, franchise and ecommerce partners drive optimal performance. I delivered a future channel distribution strategy for a luxury retailer, highlighting global growth opportunities in emerging geographies across different retail channels. I launched TU Clothing at Sainsbury’s. I was responsible for the design, build and launch of the brand and supporting operating model and operations, enabling the business to achieve it’s business case 2 years ahead of plan. I conducted an in-depth review of the global sourcing operation for a leading UK Retailer, identifying over £50m cost saving opportunities.

I designed, built and implemented a new B&M Operating Model for a luxury European Retailer, with extensive support through their biggest change in 125 years. The result was a 40% reduction in headcount costs and a significant increase in productivity. I delivered an extensive space management project for a leading Canadian Grocer, delivering productivity improvements of over 20%, supported by the implementation of a leading Category Management solution.

Lynn Evison

My experience

Vice President Retail, Distribution and Consumer Products @ Capgemini Invent

May 2018 - Present

Founder and CEO @ Evison Consulting Services

Nov 2016 - Present

Executive Vice President - Retail Supply Chain and Channel Marketing, Consumer Goods Business @ SWAROVSKI

May 2015 - Oct 2016

European Merchandising and Sourcing Director @ Bata Group

May 2013 - Apr 2015

Senior Director @ Alvarez & Marsal

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Partner @ Kurt Salmon

Oct 2006 - Aug 2012

Operations Director - TU Clothing @ Sainsburys Supermarket Ltd

May 2003 - Oct 2006

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