Fashion Merchandiser (12 Months FTC)

London, UK
Posted 11 days ago

What impact you can create at Chanel

  • We are looking for a Merchandiser on the Handbags team to build expert knowledge in the area to analyse, translate and convey key messages to influence our buyers and drive the business.
  • At CHANEL merchandising is a pivotal department, with product being at the heart of what connects a lot of teams. This role will be expected to drive communication with other teams, Supply Chain, Visual Merchandising, Training, Client Relations, Events & Marketing and Retail Populations.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent influence skills but be able to tailor their approach to the intended audience and to help us use the buys to create a unique identity for each boutique.
  • The Merchandiser will also be responsible for optimising stock to meet the constantly evolving needs of the business relying on analytical skills as well as product sensitivity and qualitative feedback.
  • Using detailed knowledge of your category to contribute to the Open to Buy process that involves close partnership with the Planning team, analysis of sales, sales planning, full price sell-thru and markdown history/projections.

**You are energised by **

  • Curiosity, so much of merchandising is caring what is behind the numbers. What we can learn from the retail teams and how we can slice data to constantly look at it in a different way.
  • A passion for retail and product, expressing energy and enthusiasm, with a strong aesthetic understanding.
  • Collaboration, merchandising is a success when working in conjunction with all other departments, sharing key strategy and ensuring we are all working towards common goals. And at its best when maintaining a service mentality.

What you will bring

  • Analytic and creative skill sets with excellent data interpretation and presentation skills to clearly convey KPI Updates, strategy, and product learnings to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, independent thinker with lots of curiosity and initiative.
  • 6+ years’ experience in a related role some of which in women’s Shoes.
  • Actively following the industry, key influencers and seasonal trends. You’ll have a strong pulse on the overall economic landscape.

Leveraging your unique experiences, Chanel will enable you to…

  • The opportunity to lead a key strategic category for the company.
  • Convey your passion and energy of product to the wider teams.
  • Develop your skills to become a trusted advisor to management on the strategy of the category.

At Chanel, we are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures personal growth, contributing to collective progress. We believe the uniqueness of each individual increases the diversity, complementarity and effectiveness of our teams. We strongly encourage your application, as we value the perspective, experience and potential you could bring to CHANEL.

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