Watches & Jewelry Merchandising Manager
Louis Vuitton Americas is seeking a Merchandising Manager based in our New York office to develop and execute the merchandising strategy for Watches & Jewelry as well as High Jewelry and High Watchmaking, across the business. The role will develop and negotiate product forecasts with the team in Paris and build category sales objectives with the Watches & Jewelry Director and VP. The Watches & Jewelry Merchandising Manager will also create assortment plans based on local market needs, work with CRM and find opportunities to improve existing and grow new client base.
This individual will participate in multiple buy sessions in Paris annually to review and forecast new collections and build comprehensive plans to drive new launches and budget ambitions. Additionally, further partnership with the Paris Product Team and Watchers & Jewelry Merchandising Director and VP will occur by providing monthly qualitative and quantitative business reports. This role will also partner with the Supply Chain team on product flow to stores, model stock management, rebalance tactics and product movement (notably High Jewelry and High Watchmaking) and with the Visual Merchandising Director to ensure appropriate product presentation. This role can also expect to partner with the Retail Teams to gather feedback, host product trainings, and support client events.
This role will best suit an individual with at least five years of retail merchandising or buying experience, Watches & Jewelry experience is a plus. This highly organized individual should have a Bachelor’s degree, strong computer literacy and advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Additionally, strong product sensibility, extensive knowledge of competitive landscape and trends and a passion for the industry is desired. Proficiency in French is a plus.
- Outstanding computer skills required including sophisticated Excel (functions, formulas, macros, VLOOKUP’s, pivots) and PowerPoint (animations, advanced formatting, design)
- Foreign Languages (French) a plus
- Strong analytical skills
- Strong product sensibility, excellent taste level, extensive knowledge of competitive landscape and trends, passion for the industry
- Outstanding communication and influence skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
- Strong negotiation skills
- Organized and meticulous
- Sense of urgency is essential
- Must be resourceful, a problem-solver and team player
- Self-starter, ability to take initiative, ownership and accountability for their work
Louis Vuitton is a company that respects the uniqueness of each employee and offers everyone the means to find their place and prosper. We promote initiatives aimed at supporting professional equality for everyone. We strive to go above and beyond purely symbolic measures by building a culture passionate about meaningful strategies aimed at crafting an inclusive workforce.
In addition to a generous benefits package, unparalleled career development opportunities, both locally & globally, as an employee at Louis Vuitton, you can expect to be provided with industry leading training which will offer you an in-depth insight into the luxury and retail environment.