Assistant Manager, Merchandising

Giorgio Armani
New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

The Armani Group is one of the leading fashion and luxury goods groups in the world today with 10,500 direct employees, 12 production plants and more than 2,704 boutiques in 60 countries around the world. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewelry, home interiors, fragrances and cosmetics under a range of brand names: Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, and A|X Armani Exchange.

As the Assistant Manager, Merchandising you will be responsible for assisting in developing a line plan aligned with seasonal merchandise strategies and acts as a liaison to the field on any questions relating to product or pricing. Assists in analyzing in-season business by tracking and reviewing sales information to identify opportunities to increase sales, improve margins, maximize inventories and decrease markdowns.

Description of Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in determining and directing the strategic focus of the product area by identifying growth, maintain and down trending businesses
  • Research and analyze historical performance and current business data to identify opportunities that challenge future season line planning
  • Collaborate with teams to develop brand appropriate seasonal assortments for each location
  • Assists with buys from point of entry to delivery of goods
  • Actively participates in merchandise product for new store openings to ensure organized, effective and timely delivery of product set up
  • Analyze departmental/class/style selling and product inventory by door performance and identify opportunities to respond to in season performance
  • Maintain close relationships with General Managers and store teams to allow effective and timely communication
  • Assist in the building, running, and distribution of daily and weekly reports
  • Ensure data integrity through the accurate creation of all new items and purchase orders
  • Assist in the creation and implementation effective product knowledge through the division inclusive of product knowledge tools and seminars
  • Work with visual partners to implement floor moves to drive sales based on product assortment
  • Maintain expert knowledge of the retail industry through store visits and competitive analysis

Qualifications

  • Computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • College degree required
  • At least 3 - 5 years of experience in the field

The appointed candidate will be offered a salary within the range of USD $60,000 - $70,000 annually, plus the opportunity for a bonus, a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, various paid time off programs, employee discount/perks and retirement plans with employer contributions. This position is located at our Giorgio Armani Corporate Office in NYC and offers the opportunity for a hybrid on-site schedule.

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