Collection Merchandiser

Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
04 Apr 2022
Closes
04 May 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Department:            Commercial

 

Reports to:              Head of Merchandising

 

Our Values:

 

    Every day the energy, creativity and passion of Manolo permeates through our business. We believe in the artist and the artisan; we are innovative while still protecting our heritage. We strive for timeless beauty and quality craftsmanship. We celebrate curiosity and believe in working proactively and being solution focussed. We believe in upholding family values; we treat everyone with honesty, respect and kindness while nurturing our teams to deliver excellence. We believe in making people smile.
 

Purpose:

 

The role is responsible for all things Manolo Blahnik Americas (MBA); Merchandising, Product Development, Production and Special Projects. Acting as main point of contact for MBA and as conduit between Manolo Blahnik Int. Ltd and Manolo Blahnik Americas; the role manages the relationships between UK, US and IT (vendors). Works with Chief Commercial Officer to develop and implement new strategies and processes.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

Product Merchandising

 

    Analyse market performance of both Men’s and Women’s collections - sell in sales, by story, style, height, functions, material, highlighting best and worst sellers. Review Previous Seasons and produce SWOT Analysis with supporting information. Identify core & continuity product, highlighting lessons learnt to support future planning decisions. Support in developing seasonal range plans based on sell in/out, by channel specific needs, evolving trends, consumer needs and price. Manage the seasonal line plans by updating with the changes made through the development process. Collection size ownership (Number of stories and style vs SKU) Range review meetings throughout the product life cycle, with wholesale, Retail and Ecommerce. Support with creating engaging training materials that are fit for purpose for use by our Wholesale, Retail and Ecommerce teams - transmitting depth of product knowledge acquired throughout the development process. Support with the selling campaign preparation, on editing, catalogue management, and upload to all systems in a timely manner. Document and relay of the seasonal "Key styles". Constant review of the "Classic cupboard" and carry over styles. Conduct seasonal competitive benchmarking and analysis Partner with UK and USA wholesale teams to compile clients sell through reports Trend forecast, studying seasonal fashion shows and using WGSN in order to pre-empt markets requests and ensure that seasonal/trends are incorporated. Analyse key account core replenishment program needs Communicate and decide on styles for end of season markdown.
 

 

 

General

 

    Partner with cross-functional teams, including PD, Production, Marketing & Communications, Ecommerce, Wholesale and Retail. Manage day to day queries/problems that arise within the department. Producing and analysing information for meetings Presenting figures, providing information and contribute in meetings with senior management Ownership of Ambassador order and process.
 

Any other tasks as requested. 

 

Skills and Experience Required:

 

    Experience in planning or commercial support and development, ideally within luxury brand. Intellect: Excellent analytical, report-writing skills, accuracy and attention to detail. Strong problem-solving skills with a strong, solution-based mindset. Ability to prioritise tasks, and ensure delivery of results within tight deadlines. Communication: Strong and effective presentation skills and ability to converse with a diverse range of people at all levels. Proficient in MS Office, in particular Excel. Pace: Ability to work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment by being flexible and adaptable. Excellence: High level of finesse and excellence required in delivery of all tasks.
 

Skills and Experience Desired:

 

    Experience of retail IS reporting and systems implementation. Footwear knowledge and experience. Italian language skills is advantageous