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Peter French

Peter French

Purchasing Analyst

Summer: Guerlain Homme, Winter: Bulgari Man in Black.

What does your job title mean?

I am responsible for all purchases from a number of our suppliers; identifying purchasing opportunities, negotiating, securing stock and forecasting. In March 2015, I designed and built a user-friendly system to aid buying decisions and forecasting. Since then I have developed it into a priceless asset that ensures we can offer our customers the best products at the best prices!

What has been your path in to the industry?

Having originally joined H&B after completing a degree in Mathematics in 2011, I have progressed through a number of different roles including two years running the now-obsolete B2C division of the company. This has resulted in a well-rounded understanding of the difficulties associated with this industry which is invaluable to my current position.

What do you like best about your job?

With my head firmly rooted in spreadsheets for the majority of my time it is always a pleasure to come back to the real world to speak to and work with our suppliers

What is your hidden talent?

I know I've got one somewhere, but I can never seem to find it.