Merchandiser, RTW

Location
London
Posted
02 Aug 2021
Closes
23 Nov 2021
Ref
R790
Function
Buyer
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.

Overview

Reporting to the RTW Merchandising Manager, working under the lead of the Merchandising Director and in collaboration with the Design Team and Operations/Production Department, this role will play a pivotal part in the achievement of RTW globally.

The Merchandiser will support the manager to define and execute the product strategy to develop collections in line with the overall brand image, fashion vision, quality standards, and worldwide market needs.

Your Mission
  • Interprets market needs/trends and supplies to the identification of the various customer targets: evaluating lifestyle, attitude, behaviour and spending capacity of luxury consumers.
  • Assures the execution of competitive analysis (product mix and pricing), sales analysis (sell-in and sell-out for all Regions) and gives to the pricing strategy in line with the consumer segmentation definitions and profit goals
  • Carries out market and competitor's analysis in terms of product and pricing positioning in the different markets
  • Preparation of the "merchandising grid", which defines the offer structure of each collection in terms of breadth, depth and the positioning of each relevant product, using market analysis to predict trends and lead product direction
  • Supports the Design Team in the development of collections, in order to find the optimal balance between design vision and commercial goals, taking into consideration regional consumer peculiarities and local sale needs
  • Defines and proposes the carryover product list with the collaboration of Regional Buyers, by identifying potential best-selling items to be exploited in more collections and by containing relevant mark-downs
  • Monitor replenishments of continuative items
  • Reviews all regional "open to buy", sales plans, and order/re-order schedules in order to align local business plans to global category strategy
  • Liaises with the Supply Chain and Operations/Production Departments in order to:
  • Development of product specifications and functionality
  • Monitor sales feedback, through all sales channels, and ensure that corrective action is taken relating to past season's mistakes and bottlenecks


Your Talent
  • Commercially astute with the ability to identify business opportunities and streamline processes for profitability and efficiency.
  • Previous experience as a Merchandising with a global luxury or contemporary brand.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of luxury market.
  • Experience of defining merchandise plans with successful execution.
  • Experience of E-Commerce sales channel and the digital market place.
  • Experience of influencing profitability of merchandise and collections and encouraging substantial category performance growth.
  • Experience of reaching and exceeding planned profit margin through successful merchandising planning.
  • Prioritise and multi-task various and challenging demands.
  • An excellent communicator
  • Language skills including Italian and French beneficial.


Reward

Our philosophy is to go beyond monetary return and consider ourselves responsible for your wellbeing, your family, your health, your time and the community.
  • Up to 50% discount on Stella McCartney products
  • Exclusive staff sales and sample sales - Including other LVMH brands
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%
  • Extensive private medical and critical illness insurance, as well as life assurance
  • Annual Health Screening
  • Annual Leave Shop where employees can buy or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working/core hours
  • Enchanced Maternity/paternity packages
  • Matched Give as You Earn charity scheme
  • Fitness membership (Classpass credits) and onsite yoga
  • Volunteer and Birthday leave
  • Health cash plan
  • Financial wellbeing program
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support Services
  • Employee referral bonus


Optional/ Paid Benefits

Childcare vouchers, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, tech scheme, travel and dental insurance and more.

We welcome people with disabilities and endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if you do require such adjustments please let us know within 48 hours of your interview.

At Stella McCartney, we like to be bold. For us this means challenging ourselves and the wider industry in which we operate. As part of our commitments to inclusive fashion, we have an ambitious strategy to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of everything we do. Our starting point is to create a workplace where different voices are respected, heard and empowered in equal measure regardless of factors such as culture and backgrounds, and to influence and disrupt fashion and other industries by providing opportunities for global diverse talent to shine.

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