Junior Collection Merchandiser

Paris, France
23 Sep 2022
07 Oct 2022
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.

We are looking for a Junior Collection Merchandiser for our team based in Paris.

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: 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).


• Elaborate seasonal strategic merchandising plan (collection structure, line plans, benchmark analysis..) working on Shoes Category, and interacting with all other categories
• 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)
• Creation and daily update of collection tools (databases, showroom tools...)
• Help monitor all other special projects

Retail :
• Define buying strategy (qualitative & quantitative) together with planning and regions
• Define master order selection & core offer
• Help optimize 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

  • 3 years' experience in collection merchandising
  • 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
  • Languages: fluent in English, spoken and written, French and Italian a plus

The person will be based in Paris.


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