Associate Merchandising Manager, Women's Shoes

Christian Dior Couture
New York, NY, USA
Posted 12 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion


Job Title:Associate Merchandising Manager, Women's Shoes

Reports to:Reporting into Merchandising Director, Women’s Shoes

Job Purpose

Responsible for supporting the business strategy, buying process, allocation and distribution of Women’s Shoes product categories in the Americas Boutiques in accordance with total company strategic business plans.


Merchandising Functions

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Review weekly sales reports ensuring planned sales and stretch are achieved
  • Recommend opportunities to place reorders in Women’s Shoes categories
  • Assist in buffer management and stock rebalances
  • Review and follow up with shipping and deliveries
  • Support in new store openings and pop ups
  • Manage inventory for store events
  • Recap show and incentive results
  • Support on Weekly/Monthly Sales, Receipt and Stock forecasting.
  • Assist in markdown preparations (recommend styles to markdown)
  • Review sales results on Advertising campaigns and catalogue styles
  • Responsible for Seasonal Reserve process: buy book creation, communication and follow up with boutiques, ensuring client orders are filled accurately, strategically adjust allocations
  • Develop a strong understanding of market dynamics and needs through store visits and seasonal competitor analysis
  • Communicate and Partner very closely with Retail teams on client needs and day to day inquiries
  • Work with Director on effective communication with the Paris central merchandising team to provide feedback and outline needs of the market
  • Assist during 4 seasonal markets in Paris/Virtual Market:
  • Assist in premarket analysis: by store, classification and sizing.
  • Aggregate boutique feedback before and after collection is presented
  • Size by SKU and by Boutique based on analysis and boutique feedback/requests for top clients and market opportunities
  • Remain positive, upbeat, and organized while meeting tight deadlines during high-paced and demanding buying sessions

Reporting Functions

  • Prepare weekly reports and newsletters
  • Prepare and review fast/slow
  • Prepare and review sell through report
  • Prepare seasonal collection and sizing feedback for stores
  • Provide end of season (EOS) product analysis and recaps

Skills And Competencies

  • Ability to deliver tight deadlines while being detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with Boutique teams and Paris headquarters
  • Ability to think creatively when analyzing the business
  • Excellent organizational skills and drive for results
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment with self-motivated mentality
  • Ability to operate all equipment and retail programs necessary to perform the job
  • Flexibility to react quickly to changing demands of business
  • Technical ability to manage merchandising software
  • Standout colleague with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter and independently problem solve
  • Excellent time management and priority setting to improve time effectively and efficiently
  • Perseverance and committed


  • At least 2 years prior Merchandising/Buying experience, luxury retail Women’s experience preferred; strong working knowledge of Retail Math and Retail KPIs
  • Advanced Excel (heavy excel workload)
  • Ability for domestic and international travel (4 times a year to Paris)
  • Strong knowledge of all other Microsoft Office programs, specifically excellent skills in PowerPoint

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