MM6 Merchandising Assistant (Internship) F/H

Location
Paris, France
Posted
03 Nov 2021
Closes
03 Feb 2022
Ref
735468602
Hours
Full Time
One of the most iconic and cutting-edge French fashion Houses, Maison Margiela was founded in Paris in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. With both masculine and feminine collections, oftentimes fusing the two genders, the House takes an original approach to deconstructing, reinventing and redefining men's and womenswear silhouettes.

Since 2012, Maison Margiela has held the official ‘Haute Couture' appellation from the Fédération Française de la Couture for its collection entitled ‘Artisanal'. This collection is the key to all the contemporary looks in the ready-to-wear collections and collaborations.

Since 2014, British couturier John Galliano is the House Creative Director, infusing poetic vision of Haute Couture, marrying concepts with arts, and creating a new modern elegance through Martin Margiela legacy.

The Merchandising Department oversees the Brand Strategy regarding both:
  • Collection: Elaborates the strategic plan for all collections working closely with design & product development teams. From creating range plans, undertaking performance and competitive analysis, to ensuring that the brand DNA & commercial goals ratio is well-balanced regarding both product assortment and pricing. Overall margin responsibility
  • Retail buying: Pilots the WW retail buying assortment and defines the master order selection. Ensures the Strategy and the guidelines from HQ are respected across all regions. Collects quantitative and qualitative feedbacks from all regions on sell-in/sell-out performances. Analysis of sell-out performance (weekly, monthly, seasonal).


RESPONSIBILITIES

The Merchandising assistant reports directly to the Merchandising Manager for MM6 and will be part of the Merchandising team.

Collection
  • Support Merchandisers on all collections performance analysis and seasonal bestsellers analysis for all categories
  • Provide sell-in end of season analysis to help define key areas of improvement for next season
  • Provide concise and informative post-market analysis
  • Collect post-showroom regional feedbacks (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis as requested by Merchandisers
  • Collect sell-through reports from key wholesale partners by regions
  • Work closely with Merchandisers in setting up the collection prices
  • Creation and daily update of collection tools (databases, showroom tools...)
  • Work on all other special projects as required by Merchandisers


Retail buying
  • Support the merchandisers with the preparation of the buying sessions with the regional buyers (definition of the master order selection, buying reviews...)
  • Conduct sell-out & best-sellers analysis as requested (weekly, monthly, seasonal)
  • Support the merchandisers with the preparation of the sales calendar strategy with help of the regions


PROFILE

  • A first experience in collection or retail merchandising within the fashion industry is a plus
  • Knowledge of global market trends, with an understanding of the lifestyles and spending capacity of global luxury contemporary consumers
  • Analytical and numerical skills (campaign reporting, benchmark analysis, ad-hoc analysis)
  • Pro-active and able to demonstrate initiative to constantly improve the brand
  • Excellent organisational and presentation skills
  • Excel proficiency
  • Fluent in English


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