Elena Sopadzhieva

Elena Sopadzhieva

Studies at:

MIP

Location in:

Milano, Italy

Elena Sopadzhieva

Elenas connections

Currently

Studies at:
MIP
Location in:
Milano, Italy

Bio

International background: lived, worked and studied in five countries in Europe and Asia. Seven years of experience in buying, sales and marketing within the luxury industry, covering eleven markets.

Elena has worked/studied in

  • Austria
  • Netherlands

Elena speaks

  • Bulgarian
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Elena has experience in

  • Consulting
  • Consumer goods
  • Luxury
  • Pharmaceuticals / Biotech

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Work

2016 – present

MBA Digital Marketing & IT Intern

Eli Lilly and Company
  • Smart Data Integration Project
2015 – 2016
(Oct – Feb)

MBA Consultant Retail Operations & Merchandising

Moleskine
  • MBA Project - Optimization of merchandising and replenishment processes as part of MBA Program
2013 – 2015

Senior Product Manager Luxury Brands

Swarovski
  • Luxury Segment Portfolio - Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzaro, Dsquared2, Red Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Vivienne Westwood
  • Managing and coordinating the acquiring and launch of luxury fashion jewelry collections on a global range by efficiently organizing all related processes in order to reach revenue, profitability and brand targets.
  • Responsibilities:
  • - Defining and developing an optimal brand/product mix by forecasting and monitoring the growth of the segment
  • - Responsible for a global pricing strategy as well as profit margins
  • - Identifying a purchasing strategy in order to plan and steer process of selection suppliers in close cooperation with the procurement department
  • - Developing exclusive product collections with designers
  • - Monitoring the segment performance with regards to sales, margins, profits and pricing analysis
  • - Responsible for the luxury segment brand mix of each store, depending on location and positioning
  • - Leading a dedicated team by defining clear objectives and raising current levels of organizational performance
  • - Regularly visiting industry events, trade fairs, cooperation partners
  • - Supporting and representing the Director of Product Management towards stakeholders
  • www.cadenzza.com
2010 – 2013

Sales & Marketing CEE

Monegue , Austria
  • A young and dynamic team of international individuals with experience in the Luxury Fashion and Niche Fragrance market. We provide our services to established and emerging unique brands looking to develop or redevelop their selective retail network in the European and Asian markets.
  • With our commitment to highly personalized services and an already developed network of contacts we will support you in finding the best business solution for your brand as well as building you brands presence on various international markets.
2007 – 2010

International sales Manager

Puredistance , Austria, Netherlands
  • Puredistance launched a limited edition Crystal Masterpiece that holds a timeless perfume: ‘Puredistance I’. This Masterpiece consists of a Crystal Column with a cap both exclusively made by Swarovski from crystal and 24 carat gold or high grade steel.

Work

2016 – present

MBA Digital Marketing & IT Intern

Eli Lilly and Company
  • Smart Data Integration Project
2015 – 2016
(Oct – Feb)

MBA Consultant Retail Operations & Merchandising

Moleskine
  • MBA Project - Optimization of merchandising and replenishment processes as part of MBA Program
2013 – 2015

Senior Product Manager Luxury Brands

Swarovski
  • Luxury Segment Portfolio - Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzaro, Dsquared2, Red Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Vivienne Westwood
  • Managing and coordinating the acquiring and launch of luxury fashion jewelry collections on a global range by efficiently organizing all related processes in order to reach revenue, profitability and brand targets.
  • Responsibilities:
  • - Defining and developing an optimal brand/product mix by forecasting and monitoring the growth of the segment
  • - Responsible for a global pricing strategy as well as profit margins
  • - Identifying a purchasing strategy in order to plan and steer process of selection suppliers in close cooperation with the procurement department
  • - Developing exclusive product collections with designers
  • - Monitoring the segment performance with regards to sales, margins, profits and pricing analysis
  • - Responsible for the luxury segment brand mix of each store, depending on location and positioning
  • - Leading a dedicated team by defining clear objectives and raising current levels of organizational performance
  • - Regularly visiting industry events, trade fairs, cooperation partners
  • - Supporting and representing the Director of Product Management towards stakeholders
  • www.cadenzza.com
2010 – 2013

Sales & Marketing CEE

Monegue , Austria
  • A young and dynamic team of international individuals with experience in the Luxury Fashion and Niche Fragrance market. We provide our services to established and emerging unique brands looking to develop or redevelop their selective retail network in the European and Asian markets.
  • With our commitment to highly personalized services and an already developed network of contacts we will support you in finding the best business solution for your brand as well as building you brands presence on various international markets.
2007 – 2010

International sales Manager

Puredistance , Austria, Netherlands
  • Puredistance launched a limited edition Crystal Masterpiece that holds a timeless perfume: ‘Puredistance I’. This Masterpiece consists of a Crystal Column with a cap both exclusively made by Swarovski from crystal and 24 carat gold or high grade steel.

Education

2015 – 2016
(May – Jul)

MIP

(MBA)
2004 – 2008

Hanze University Groningen

Business/Management (Bachelors)
2006 – 2007
(Sep – Feb)

IFT Macao

Business/Management

Achievements

  • Clean Tech Challenge Italian Chapter Winning Team

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