Neelima Pagare

Neelima Pagare

Head of Planning, Lowes Manhattan

Neelima Pagare is an accomplished retail industry leader with expertise in Merchandise Planning and experience spanning some of the most iconic brands in Australia and overseas.

Neelima is currently the Head of Planning at Lowes Manhattan where she is setting up the Planning function.

Neelima brings unique industry insights and experience having started her career overseas with giants like Carrefour and later worked with Australian icons  –  David Jones, Big W, Best & Less, Sea Folly, The Good Guys and PVH Brands while honing her planning skills.

She is widely recognised within the industry for navigating her brands through tough environments, strategic improvements in planning processes to achieve improvements in financial outcomes, stock turn and sell through.

Her critical thinking ability and process enhancements in performance reporting processes have been highly recognised.

Neelima is a post graduate diploma holder in Garment Manufacturing Technology from the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology in India and  has merchandise planning qualifications from Monash University.