Junior Collection Merchandiser MM6

Location
Paris, France
Posted
29 Aug 2022
Closes
13 Oct 2022
Ref
753527702
Hours
Full Time
Maison Margiela is a Paris-based fashion house founded in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. Celebrating unconventional aesthetics and embracing the philosophy that fashion is an art of expression rather than a cult of personality, Maison Margiela offers haute couture, ready-to-wear for women and men, contemporary line MM6, footwear, interior design, and accessories, including leather goods, fine jewelry and fragrance.
John Galliano was named Creative Director of the house in 2014, bringing his sense of spectacle and creative mastery to the unique ethos of Maison Margiela. Whilst developing his own vision for the house, John Galliano has entirely respected the Martin Margiela state of mind, creating a fascinating organic process.
In 2002, the French house became part of OTB. Along with sister brands of the group, Maison Margiela continues pushing the boundaries of modern fashion while preserving its distinctive identity and heritage.

Reporting directly to the Merchandising manager and will be part of the Merchandising team, the responsibilities will be :

Collection:
  • Elaborate seasonal strategic merchandising plan (collection structure, lineplans, benchmark analysis..) focusing on Footwear and Accessories categories (Women's / men's)
  • Daily follow-up of the collection development steps making sure merchandising requests are fulfilled
  • Monitor margin & pricing strategy with the help of finance
  • Support all activities related to seasonal sales campaign
  • Provide sell-in end of season analysis to help define key areas of improvement for next season
  • Conduct all collections performance and seasonal bestsellers analysis for all categories
  • Collect post-showroom regional feedbacks (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Collect sell-through reports from key wholesale partners by regions
  • Creation and daily update of collection tools (databases, showroom tools...)
  • Help monitor all other special projects


Retail buying
  • Define buying strategy (qualitative & quantitative) together with planning and regions
  • Define master order selection & core offer
  • Help optimise regions buying strategy making sure of the coherence of the assortment
  • Conduct sell-out & best-sellers analysis as requested (weekly, monthly, seasonal)
  • Define WW sales strategy & calendar with help of the regions


We are looking for someone with :
  • First experience in collection / retail merchandising or buying within the fashion industry
  • 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
  • Italian is a plus


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