// Schuh welcomes new buying director
// Nicola Monachello will report directly to Schuh MD Colin Temple
Schuh has appointed Nicola Monachello as buying director.
Monachello will report directly to Schuh managing director Colin Temple.
She will oversee the existing sports, kids, fashion and Schuh own-label buying teams “while working closely with key brand partners to redefine the buying strategy”.
Monachello will be replacing the retailer’s previous buying director David Spencer, who left his role with immediate effect after 21 years at the business.
She has more than 15 years of experience in her specialist footwear area as well as “demonstrable commercial experience leading category growth and driving online consumption,” Schuh said.
Her most recent position was at New Look where she was responsible for leading the footwear strategy.
She has also worked in roles at Faith and Wallis.
Temple said: “Nicola has a proven ability with branded and private label footwear and combined with her natural skill set as a great people manager, this gives me a fantastic new member to the Schuh leadership team”.