Merchandising Assistant RTW

Location
London
Posted
25 Oct 2021
Closes
19 Feb 2022
Ref
R1031
Function
Buyer
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.

About the Team:

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.

Work in international, dynamic and passionate department

Overview

Support the Women's Merchandising Manager on all processes for development, monitoring and strategic analysis of Women's RTW

Your Mission:

PRE-MARKET:
  • Participate in the development of seasonal collection plans.
  • Participate in the preliminary report for the seasonal strategic plan.
  • Competitive Benchmarking:  product segmentation, pricing and collection structure. Regular updates on competitor activity, in terms of product, influencers and social media.
  • Assist Merchandising team with seasonal pricing implementation to reach the target margin
  • Trend analysis: identify key product trends in all categories in high growth regions, ultimately translating findings to key opportunities.
  • Follow the development of the collection, including regularly updating sheets and tools
  • Analysis of sell in, sell out by regions, channels, price
  • Participate in the pre-buy and forecast session


MARKET:
  • Prepare the merchandising presentations of the Collection, known as the Collection Brief
  • Responsible for management and presentation of JOOR - our digital sales platform.
  • Coordinate product information with other departments (Product development, sales teams, production) about modification, Cancellations, Sustainability / Eco Document
  • Seasonal reporting: analysis during and end of season.


POST MARKET:
  • Participate in debriefs of zones: present an in-depth analysis of the collection by zone using sales data and feedback.
  • Consolidate Collection feedback from Wholesale and Retail.
  • Recommend actions following thorough collection analysis in-season and for future collection development.
  • Provide detailed analysis in markets and regional trends.
  • Develop the end of showroom report (quantitative analysis and qualitative feedback).


OTHER:
  • Product Knowledge: Develop Seasonal manuals and training materials.
  • Product support for customer service and e commerce
  • Plan and monitor the delivery schedule and liaise with visual display team, CID team and marketing team.


Your Talent:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fashion market
  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with strong product sensibility.
  • Previous experience with competitive bench marking and trend analysis for luxury brands.
  • Team player who is also able to work independently on analysis.
  • Adaptable to change within fast-paced fashion environment.
  • Organised and high level of accuracy.


Systems and Essentials
  • Previous experience with competitive bench marking and trend analysis for luxury brands.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.


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

Season ticket loan, cycle to work and tech schemes, travel and dental insurance and much 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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