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Central Retail Merchandising Manager

Employer
Maison Margiela
Location
Paris, France
Closing date
4 Jul 2023

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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.

The resource will be included in the Merchandising Department, he/she will support the team driving the Retail Merchandising Department section and defining and developing of the collections.

Important to have very balanced skills between product sensitivity & analytic and data management activities.

Main Activities :
  • Continuous exchange of information with regional teams in terms of product needs, competitor offers, through constant follow up;
  • Elaborate and consolidate inputs coming from regions and channels on business trends;
  • Coordinate the master order activities and key assortments by region/channel to ensure a balanced global product mix (master order & core offer by categories).
  • Coordinate the Definition of Master Order quantities distribution by region/channel.
  • Coordinate showroom retail activities.
  • Post-buying alignment with Collection Merchandising to optimize the information.
  • Realization of analysis and reports related to the sales data of the WW Retail stores.
  • Analyse performances, by product/store, prepare weekly, monthly, seasonal reports, propose corrective actions and identify growth opportunities.
  • Provide feedback to Collection Merchandising teams to adjust offer to market needs.
  • Coordinate actions planned with Finance, Press, Communication, VM, Training, Clienteling, Digital, Retail Managers etc.
  • Support the team with a permanent replenishment process (4 times a year) with the right coverage & calculations (WOC, AWS).
  • Follow up of the deliveries of the collection & building the 360 plan for the season.
  • Coordinate actions with Press / communication to push the right product in the right time (newsletter validation, etc.).
  • Working closely with planning team to validate the OTB & to make sure it is in line with regions needs / collection potential (correct mix by seasons, categories).
  • Managing 2 direct reports.


Required Skills and Experience :
  • Consolidated experience in Buying/Retail merchandising roles
  • Passion and sensibility for the Luxury sector
  • Commercial awareness and strong business acumen
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Team working attitude and flexibility
  • Problem Solving, precision, attention to details
  • Availability to travel as needed
  • Fluent English


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