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Merchandising Manager, Soft Accessories

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
11 May 2023

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Job Purpose - Overview

The Merchandising Manager will create and deliver the product strategy and successfully build the collection for Soft accessories.

Key Responsibilities
  • Own and drive product range development, managing full lifecycle of product from brief to delist
  • Collaborate with the wider accessories merchandising team in developing the strategic plan for Soft accessories and influence cross-functional team to deliver strategic direction for the category
  • Develop and present the range plan for approval including pricing strategy and competition strategy
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with cross functional partners across Design, Product Development, Planning and Supply Chain
  • Create effective working relationships with Regional Merchandising team to gain product feedback and market research
  • Define strategic growth ambition
  • Organise and coordinate collection presentations and buying guidelines
  • Analyse and feedback on seasonal buys in a strategic and coherent recap
  • Develop and deliver product training to regional merchandising
  • Own the commercial samples ordering process and budget
  • Lead, coach and develop the team
  • Analyse daily/weekly sales reports and take appropriate action
  • Own the retail pricing positioning in line with margin targets and competition strategy

Qualifications, Skills, Experience Required
  • Strong experience in Merchandising, luxury experience is a plus.
  • A love for product and fashion trends in a global market, knowledge of the luxury consumer and competitors
  • Strong product knowledge with a good taste level and ability to confidently influence the Design team
  • Able to manage a budget with commercial awareness, retail math skills and understanding of product cost, achieving a balance between creativity and commercial implications
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to negotiate with credibility, share information effectively, and work confidently with cross functional teams at all levels
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.


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