David P.

Executive with 32+ years experience in Retail, O&O stores, shop in shop, franchise and outlet

English, Dutch

Extensive experience in managing retail operations, HR, expansion, marketing, purchasing, allocation and finance teams in retail environments. Proven successes in change management and start-up in new...see more

  • Retail & Ecommerce
  • Retail
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Operations
  • ...


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Managing Director

KiK Textiel en Non-Food B.V.
5 years
Current position
Feb 2018 - Present
Turning KIK NL in to a profitable and growing business model. Fully P&L responsible. Leading Retail Store Operations, Expansion Management , Marketing, HR and Finance.

Secondment of International Retail Management

8 months
Jul 2016 - Mar 2017
Secondment to support transition in to Samsonite structure and culture after take over. Reorganisation and motivation of EU retail teams. Improvement of stock package, operational proce...see more

Head of Retail Europe

2 years
Jun 2014 - May 2016
Organisation of first expansion in to EU in owned & operated stores and shop in shop. Adaptation of business model to west European market with direction to buying, allocation, marketin...see more

Regional Manager International

River Island
3 years
Apr 2011 - May 2014
From our first shop in the remains of a North London bombsite in the 1940s, to now over 250 stores across the UK, Ireland and internationally. We are known for our stylish, affordable f...see more

Regional Retail Manager

9 years
Sep 2002 - Apr 2011
Up to 2008 managing retail stores in Belgium and Netherlands. In 2008 managing task force Spain. From 2008 managing retail stores in Netherlands. Training of Retail Management Europe...see more

Head Of Retail

Philipoom Mode
8 years
Jan 1995 - Aug 2002
Managing retail operations, visual merchandising, PR, advertising & POS material, HR, expansion, facilities.

Store Manager

Peek & Cloppenburg
3 years
Nov 1991 - Dec 1994
There are two independent companies, Peek & Cloppenburg, based in Düsseldorf and Hamburg. This is the profile of P&C Düsseldorf. At Peek & Cloppenburg, we combine many things that you w...see more

Area Manager (secondment)

Van Cleef Mode Import
3 months
Jun 1990 - Sep 1990
Former area manager at Van Cleef Mode Import.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Retail
  • Retail & Ecommerce

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Strategy & Business Development