Junior Merchandiser – Accessories

Location
London
Posted
06 Apr 2022
Closes
30 May 2022
Ref
R1394
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:

R eporting to the Merchandising Manager- Accessories in the Womenswear Merchandising team, the Junior Merchandiser will support the Global Merchandising team on strategic analysis and on the collection development. The ideal candidate must possess a strong market knowledge of collection Merchandising, competition and market trends.

Your Mission:
  • Strategic performance analysis weekly, monthly and yearly of all KPI's including sales, sell-through and best-sellers by collection, category and region.
  • Competitive Benchmarking: product segmentation, pricing and collection structure. Regular updates on competitor activity, in terms of product, influencers and social media.
  • Trend analysis: identify key product trends in all categories in high growth regions.
  • Seasonal reporting: analysis during and end of season.
  • Participate in the development of seasonal collection plans.
  • Participate in the preliminary report for the seasonal strategic plan.
  • Recommend actions following thorough collection analysis in-season and for future collection development.
  • Provide detailed analysis in markets and regional trends.
  • Pricing: Assist Merchandising team with seasonal pricing implementation to reach the target margin and provide competitive benchmarking.
  • Product Knowledge: Develop Seasonal manuals and training materials.
  • Prepare the merchandising presentations of the Collection and recommended Seasonal priorities for each category and each region for Creative, Marketing, Visual Merchandising and sales departments.
  • Preparation of the collection brief.
  • Co-ordinate with the showroom and all regions and production regarding collection updates during market.
  • Regular Analysis of showroom sales.
  • Consolidate Collection feedback from Wholesale and Retail.
  • Develop the end of showroom report (quantitative analysis and qualitative feedback).
  • Participate in the management of product portfolio analysis and strategic actions.
  • Plan and monitor the delivery schedule and liaise with visual display team, CID team and marketing team.
  • 20% travel across Europe locations.


Your Talent:
  • Experience in merchandising analysis at a worldwide or regional level for Women's collections across all product categories for a luxury fashion brand.
  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with strong product sensibility.
  • Previous experience with competitive benchmarking 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.
  • Accustomed to working with global and regional merchandising teams.


Systems and Essentials:
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Previous experience with software PLM, M3 and other analytical tools
  • Additional Language Italian preferred, but not necessary


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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