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Retail Merchandiser, Handbags, Women's Shoes & Accessories

Alexander McQueen
NEW YORK, United States of America
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Innovative, uncompromising, romantic, provocative, upholding the power of emotion and the touch of the human hand: these are all elements that describe the fashion of the house of Alexander McQueen. The brand is synonymous with modern British couture, renowned for its strong identity and celebration of unbridled creativity. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: femininity and masculinity, fragility and strength, tradition, and modernity. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Among the greatest fashion designers of his time, the legacy of his work lives on.

Your opportunity:

Alexander McQueen is currently looking for a talented & analytical Retail Merchandiser, Women’s LLG, Shoes & Accessories based in our New York Corporate Office.

This role is responsible for overseeing the Americas Stores (USA and Canada). Main responsibilities include curating the seasonal buys, assortment by door, managing stock inclusive of seasonal, carryover, and markdown, building business plans to achieve sales targets, and acting as a “brand ambassador” to inspire the teams and embrace the strategic vision.

How you will contribute:
  • Review OTB with VP, Merchandising
  • Define and present assortment and buying strategy
  • Work with Visual Merchandising to define display strategy
  • Detailed order review: ensuring coherence and respect of core offer and buying strategy, analysis of buys studying past sales and current buy mix vs. sales mix to identify any risks and growth potential
  • Develop content for and present buy debrief to the VP, Merchandising
  • Define launch calendar and strategies
  • Lead cross departmental and regional meetings with Product Merchandising, Sales & Demand Planning, VM, Retail, and Communications
  • Analyse sales performance to recap to VP, Merchandising
  • Benchmark and recap product feedback
  • Lead dedicated trainings to reinforce product knowledge of key priorities in partnership with Retail and Product Merchandising
  • Review monthly reorder needs, defining product range and quantities
  • Challenge network on sell-through and stock re-balancing
  • Identify opportunities for regional and local stock transfers
  • Challenge the supply chain teams to ensure there are sufficient quantities of permanent product for your category in network of stores
  • Support the VP, Merchandising in reviewing Markdown and RTV lists

Who you are:
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years of previous merchandising/buying experience
  • Capable to travel domestically and internationally approximately 2-3 weeks per quarter
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt, strong knowledge of luxury market/products and philosophy of the brand
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintain a clear sense of urgency by effectively prioritizing multiple projects
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint as well as strong knowledge of retail math
  • Manage sales and stock to support financial targets
  • Partner closely with supply chain and merchandise planners to maximize opportunities and minimize risk
  • Build strong relationships with regional partners, corporate partners, and HQ London
  • Partner regularly with store teams, and throughout market process and special events
  • Travel to key markets to engage and inspire store teams

Why work with us?

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic sales team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.

Salary Range: $110,000 – $120,000


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