Manager - Merchandising, MRTW

Hermès
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeWomen's Handbag Manufacturing
The Team:

The Merchandising team supports Hermès of Paris US business by managing the process of sales forecasting, open to buy (OTB), merchandise selection, inventory management, reporting and analysis. The Merchandising team develops strategies and sets clear direction to maximize business performance.

The Opportunity:

As the Merchandising Manager, you will manage the overall business of assigned categories through your partnership with retail planners, boutique Directors and Paris headquarter to meet the financial goals by maximizing business opportunities.

This position is based in New York and reports to the Director of Merchandising.

About the Role:

  • Execute seasonal strategies for category that meet or exceed the financial goals
  • Review and react to weekly business trends based on sales and feedback from each market
  • Ensure timely delivery of outstanding orders and provide updates to boutiques
  • Provide quantitative (data) and qualitative (trend) research to determine seasonal assortments and promotional strategies
  • Provide seasonal competitive analysis on key products to be resourceful for senior management and headquarter in Paris
  • Develop training tools while partnering with training department to assist boutiques with sales performance
  • Interact with boutiques to ensure proper product flow; process inter-boutiques transfers, allocate products from the warehouses, support special orders and stock requests, advise on stock availability
  • Monitor boutique stock levels/assortments for optimal product mix, recommend and execute actions to support sales. Review and update the assortments in accordance with business trends
  • Develop and monitor sales/stock reporting tools to identify and maximize opportunities to offset risk or exceed targets
  • Collaborate with store directors during the buy (Podium) to ensure optimal product assortment customized per boutique
  • All other duties assigned by supervisor

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • NO

Budget Responsibility:

  • YES

Decision Making Responsibility:

  • NO

About You:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in retail buying, product management, merchandising with strong brand identity
  • Proven analytical ability to synthesize data from different systems to understand business trends and provide forward-thinking insight
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills
  • Results driven; strategic conceptual and innovative thinker
  • Strong interpersonal skills to foster inter-departmental relationships
  • Proven excellence at meeting long and short-term deadlines
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; advanced Excel user is preferred
  • French is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Strong written, verbal, and analytical skills

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