By Mariana Amesa
As a Category Buyer at Hudson’s Bay, Alexandra’s insights and career experience were very valuable to the entire class. Her presentation not only helped students further understand retail buying concepts such as 'Allocation Plans' and 'Open-to-Buy' but also helped everyone visualize the skill set needed to be a successful buyer. Students learned that one of the most important skills to have as a buyer is in people management. Since buyers work with people of various backgrounds and personalities, they need to be prepared, have an open mind, and listen to different ideas and perspectives.
The students were extremely grateful for having had the chance to participate in this learning experience and listen to Alexandra’s success story.