Junior Merchandiser - Accessories

STELLA MCCARTNEY
London, UK
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Job description

Overview:

Reporting to the Merchandising Manager- Accessories in the Womenswear Merchandising team, the Junior Merchandiser will support the Global Merchandising team on strategic analysis and on the collection development. The ideal candidate must possess a strong market knowledge of collection Merchandising, competition and market trends.

Your Mission:

Strategic performance analysis weekly, monthly and yearly of all KPI's including sales, sell-through and best-sellers by collection, category and region.

Competitive Benchmarking: product segmentation, pricing and collection structure. Regular updates on competitor activity, in terms of product, influencers and social media.

Trend analysis: identify key product trends in all categories in high growth regions.

Seasonal reporting: analysis during and end of season.

Participate in the development of seasonal collection plans.

Participate in the preliminary report for the seasonal strategic plan.

Recommend actions following thorough collection analysis in-season and for future collection development.

Provide detailed analysis in markets and regional trends.

Pricing: Assist Merchandising team with seasonal pricing implementation to reach the target margin and provide competitive benchmarking.

Product Knowledge: Develop Seasonal manuals and training materials.

Prepare the merchandising presentations of the Collection and recommended Seasonal priorities for each category and each region for Creative, Marketing, Visual Merchandising and sales departments.

Preparation of the collection brief.

Co-ordinate with the showroom and all regions and production regarding collection updates during market.

Regular Analysis of showroom sales.

Consolidate Collection feedback from Wholesale and Retail.

Develop the end of showroom report (quantitative analysis and qualitative feedback).

Participate in the management of product portfolio analysis and strategic actions.

Plan and monitor the delivery schedule and liaise with visual display team, CID team and marketing team.

20% travel across Europe locations.

Profile

Your Talent:

  • Experience in merchandising analysis at a worldwide or regional level for Women's collections across all product categories for a luxury fashion brand.

  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with strong product sensibility.

  • Previous experience with competitive benchmarking and trend analysis for luxury brands.

  • Team player who is also able to work independently on analysis.

  • Adaptable to change within fast-paced fashion environment.

  • Organised and high level of accuracy.

  • Accustomed to working with global and regional merchandising teams.

Systems and Essentials:

  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Previous experience with software PLM, M3 and other analytical tools

  • Additional Language Italian preferred, but not necessary

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