Merchandiser

Zimmermann
New South Wales, Australia
Posted 12 days ago
Full time

ZIMMERMANN has a newly created career opportunity for an experienced Merchandiser to join our growing Merchandising team at our Head Office in Sydney.

About the role:

Reporting to the Merchandising Director, you will be responsible for executing the product strategy for our Special Categories within our Ready-to-Wear and Swim & Resort collectionsincluding Knitwear, Denim, Swimwear, Kidswear, Tee-shirting and Fleece to mention a few.

As the Merchandiser, your key responsibilities will include:

COLLECTION MERCHANDISING

  • Define collection structure to brief the Design Team based on the Creative Director’s vision, market & competition reviews, retail & wholesale performance and feedbacks: width, functions, shapes, materials, constructions, costs and target prices, life span, etc.
  • Monitor the development of the collection from sketch to sample; lead reviews with the Designers and the Design Studio Directors, set up and update range plans and merchandising trackers to achieve the brief and meet budgets.
  • Define prices in local currencies and ensure target positioning and margins are achieved across markets.
  • Build and lead collection presentations and buying strategy for Retail and Wholesale.

SALES MERCHANDISING

  • Define seasonal core assortments and key launches, collaborate with support teams to ensure 360 visibility across retail, e-commerce & wholesale buys through campaigns, socials, trainings and visual merchandising.
  • Follow up sell-in and sell-out performance at collection / category / product level, incorporate qualitative feedbacks from markets and partners, implement corrective plans with Buying & Planning to achieve ambitions
  • In collaboration with Retail Buying & Planning, define permanent assortments and end-of-life strategy – participate to OTBs reviews based on sales targets and mix.
  • Pilot online merchandising strategy in collaboration with e-Commerce & Buying teams based on core assortments, business ambitions and market specificities.

What you will bring to the role:

  • 5+ years of successful experience as Merchandiser / Buyer / Product Manager with an expertise in Women’s Ready-to-Wear.
  • Creative mindset and passion for fashion and market trends paired with excellent analytical skills and strong business acumen.
  • Proactive, autonomous, and problem solver, with an entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to multitask.
  • Excellent communication skills with both creative personalities and business teams.
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and Excel.

Why work with ZIMMERMANN?

  • Work with luxury fashion alongside a passionate team.
  • Bespoke development plans with access to strong mentors and industry leaders.
  • Ongoing Training and Development opportunities to grow your career within Zimmermann.
  • Generous Employee Discount.
  • Opportunity to progress your career within an Australian global luxury brand, including international opportunities.

If you have a passion for fashion and market trends paired with excellent analytical skills and a strong business acumen, we encourage you to share your application with our hiring team.

Please note that short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Zimmermann is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications ensuring a strong corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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