SARAH MORRIS CONSULTING
Associates

As a passionate believer in silo-busting solutions and cross-functional working, I often collaborate with fellow consultants or specialist agencies where a broader solution is needed. I also provide my services to specialist agencies when they are the project lead team. Here are examples of how I collaborate with associates.

The Retail Practice
How we work together

 

I was delighted to be engaged to help The Retail Practice develop the strategy and brand communication for Polarn O.Pyret. This iconic and ethically based Swedish kidswear brand wanted to tell its story better, increase awareness, expand its channels and build its profile in the UK and Irish markets. With a relative higher ASP, it was critical the brand demonstrated to its potential partners and direct customers compelling value for money ie: buy less, buy well.

My role

  • Advised on securing department store concession space – both physical stores and online.
  • Reviewed, challenged and built upon the clients proposals.
  • Benchmarking of KPI performance to set realistic yet stretch goals and targets.
About The Retail Practice
  • Creating brands with purpose
  • Communication & Engagement
  • Employer Branding
  • Marketing & Omni-Channel strategy
  • Sustainability & ESG
The Retail Practice
How we work together

I was delighted to be engaged to help The Retail Practice develop the strategy and brand communication for Polarn O.Pyret. This iconic and ethically based Swedish kidswear brand wanted to tell its story better, increase awareness, expand its channels and build its profile in the UK and Irish markets. With a relative higher ASP, it was critical the brand demonstrated to its potential partners and direct customers compelling value for money ie: buy less, buy well.

My role
  • Advised on securing department store concession space – both physical stores and online.
  • Reviewed, challenged and built upon the clients proposals.
  • Benchmarking of KPI performance to set realistic yet stretch goals and targets.
About The Retail Practice
  • Creating brands with purpose
  • Communication & Engagement
  • Employer Branding
  • Marketing & Omni-Channel strategy
  • Sustainability & ESG
First Friday
How we work together

Having been appointed separately by El Corte Inglés to help them introduce a merchandise function, First Friday and I have shown how effectively suppliers can work together when they put their clients first.


First Friday has provided deep expertise in programme and change management as well as merchandising, identifying the appropriate focus at each stage and building collaboration among senior management. 


They have provided independent workstream leadership to develop the B&M target operating Model, working with the business to create operationally practical and pragmatic processes, supporting the business to implement them and to build buy in.


First Friday have worked with ECI to build the understanding of the connectivity between the organisational design and processes creating bespoke assessment criteria to enable identification of the appropriate talent.

My role

  • Executive lead advising the sponsor and project team on governance and all aspects of the Transformation project.
  • Review project material, providing challenge and suggestions based on external benchmarks.
  • Stakeholder management with the senior team.
About First Friday

First Friday offers the following:

  • Training and development
  • Change management
  • Support on systems transformations
  • Process consulting
  • Kaboodle, a learning experience platform
  • The First Friday Academy
First Friday
How we work together

Having been appointed separately by El Corte Inglés to help them introduce a merchandise function, First Friday and I have shown how effectively suppliers can work together when they put their clients first.

 

First Friday has provided deep expertise in programme and change management as well as merchandising, identifying the appropriate focus at each stage and building collaboration among senior management. 

 

They have provided independent workstream leadership to develop the B&M target operating Model, working with the business to create operationally practical and pragmatic processes, supporting the business to implement them and to build buy in.

 

First Friday have worked with ECI to build the understanding of the connectivity between the organisational design and processes creating bespoke assessment criteria to enable identification of the appropriate talent.

My role
  • Executive lead advising the sponsor and project team on governance and all aspects of the Transformation project.
  • Review project material, providing challenge and suggestions based on external benchmarks.
  • Stakeholder management with the senior team.
About First Friday

First Friday offers the following:

  • Training and development
  • Change management
  • Support on systems transformations
  • Process consulting
  • Kaboodle, a learning experience platform
  • The First Friday Academy
Nextail
How we work together

I also partner with selected software suppliers when I believe that they have a great solution. Often, demand-planning and allocation solutions are designed to work primarily with core products and they struggle with fashion. But Nextail have taken a completely different approach, which is truly transformational.

About Nextail

Nextail is a new-generation platform for fashion merchandising. Leveraging advanced analytics and AI, Nextail empowers brands and retailers to sell more with less stock through hyper-local demand forecasting and agile process automation.

Nextail
How we work together

I also partner with selected software suppliers when I believe that they have a great solution. Often, demand-planning and allocation solutions are designed to work primarily with core products and they struggle with fashion. But Nextail have taken a completely different approach, which is truly transformational.

About Nextail

Nextail is a new-generation platform for fashion merchandising. Leveraging advanced analytics and AI, Nextail empowers brands and retailers to sell more with less stock through hyper-local demand forecasting and agile process automation.

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