Head of Merchandising

Location
Singapore (SG)
Posted
26 Jul 2022
Closes
26 Aug 2022

Reporting directly to the Founder, you possess the expertise in the “Arts” aspect of merchandising to influence the inventory planning and visual presentation in store. You will constantly be in touch with the trends of the fashion market and customers, to curate and edit the product range. You will provide excellent leadership to establish and communicate the long-range and seasonal vision for the company's product lines globally for different region including North Asia, South East Asia, Middle East, Europe etc. You will be responsible for the global pricing and developing the merchandise mix strategies based on diversified market analysis, that is consistent and aligned with our company’s DNA.

Job Responsibilities

  • In charge of the implementation of the product matrix, range development, buying calendar and strategizing the critical path for shoes, bags and accessories globally for different regions
  • Develop collection brief for planners, giving buying recommendations, based on trend analysis, customer profiling / climate / store profile (must buy) of different regions
  • Work closely with the Design team to feedback on market needs and product performance
  • Work with the Visual Merchandising team to decide what products should be displayed in-store to maximize consumer interest and promote sales for the brand
  • In charge of developing enhanced ‘Sales Through Report’ to highlight reasons of performance/non-performance and allowing better product grouping and recommendation for products to be repeated based on trend analysis.
  • Work with the Planning team to identify and implement best practices (store profiling matrix/product life cycle management based on product matrix) in view of increasing GP and ROI
  • Negotiation of product pricing based on the retail price strategy with the Planning Team and Singapore HQ to identify gaps and needs in the pricing strategy
  • Conduct regular market visits to identify and evaluate all relevant products and trends, and survey competitors, creating range development based on the sampling process
  • Work closely with the Charles & Keith Training Team on Trend & Product training material development
  • Identify and propose strategies of core product (to be repeated) and work closely with local merchandise planning teams on the push model (Buy)
  • Work closely with Marketing regarding the preparation of annual retail calendar
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with all respective Teams for updates on collection, campaigns, windows and merchandise planning

Requirements

  • Degree in Business, Fashion Merchandising, Retail Management, Economics, Applied Mathematics or its equivalent
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in similar capacity and managerial position
  • Proficiency in SAP and Qilkview will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning and organizational skills to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Bilingual, analytical with an eye for details
  • Fun, vibrant & outgoing personality with great personal style
  • Keen sense of fashion and a passion for the fashion industry

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