Merchandising Senior Manager, Women’s Leather Goods

Christian Dior Couture
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeRetail Luxury Goods and Jewelry


Job PurposeResponsible for supporting merchandising team in managing the business strategy for the Americas Boutiques. Main responsibilities include reporting and recaps, supporting the buying process, product tool creation, competitive market analysis, allocation, and distribution in accordance with total company vision.

Tasks And ResponsibilitiesMerchandising Functions

  • Ideate, participate, and share new ideas to drive business strategy within LG Team
  • Analyze the market monthly and prepare comprehensive recaps on competitive pricing, trends, market activities, and events
  • Review and complete weekly sales reports: Generate a variety of Excel based reports; store and business recaps, ensure tracking to sales targets
  • Communicate and partner closely with Retail teams to manage day to day product inquiries and present weekly business updates
  • Build close partnership with Supply Chain to manage and follow up weekly on product shipping, replenishment, sales projections
  • Create and manage seasonal launch tools: buy book creation, manage photo and selling tools, ensure client orders are filled accurately, strategically adjust allocations to match reservation needs
  • Support assortment for new store openings and pop ups
  • Lead Handbags to support Merchandise Director during 4 seasonal markets in Paris/Virtual Market:
  • Assist in premarket analysis: by store and classification. Identify opportunities within each region. Present strategy to Senior Merchandise Manager
  • Aggregate boutique feedback before and after collection is presented
  • Assist in defining store assortment by product category and by store cluster
  • Remain positive, energetic, and organized while meeting tight deadlines during high-paced and demanding buying sessions
  • Review sales results on Advertising campaigns, catalogue and product highlights
  • Assist in markdown preparations (provide recommendation of styles to markdown)
  • Support in development and management of junior team members to complete projects, complete reporting, and respond to Retail needs
Reporting Functions
  • Prepare and provide analysis on fast/slow sellers and sell-thru report
  • Prepare and compile seasonal collection feedback for stores
  • Hindsight end of season (EOS) product analysis and recaps
  • Support Merchandising team on weekly reporting across categories


Skills And Competencies

  • Ability to deliver tight deadlines while being detail oriented
  • Effectively and professionally communicate with Boutique teams and Paris headquarters
  • Think creatively when analyzing the business
  • Excellent organizational skills and drive for results
  • Thrive in fast-paced environment with self-motivated mentality
  • Operate all systems and retail programs necessary to perform the job
  • Flexibility to react quickly to changing demands of business
  • Technical ability to manage merchandising software
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter and independently problem solve
  • Excellent time management and priority setting to maximize time effectively and efficiently
  • Perseverance and action-oriented
  • At least 8-10 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
  • Strong knowledge of all other Microsoft Office programs, specifically excellent skills in PowerPoint

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