Apparel retailer Mexx International has appointed Sabine Tramontana to a key buying and product development role with the company.

Tramontana joins Mexx as head of buying and technical product development for apparel, with effect from 1 June this year.

She will become a member of the company's Apparel Management Team, reporting to Jim Nowak, Mexx global product director.

Tramontana joins the company from Esprit in Germany, where she has spent 17 years and was most recently head of buying and technical design, women casual.

"With the addition of Sabine we continue to round out a world-class product management team for our Mexx Worldwide business," said Nowak.

"Sabine is a well-experienced buying and technical product development leader with an excellent taste level, a passion for quality and a high level of energy."