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GUCCI Associate Merchandising Manager - Men's Ready-to-Wear

Employer
Gucci
Location
NEW YORK
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

Job Details

If you are a Dream-maker, this is the place for you. Together, we will create the real fabric of Gucci. A community of people united by the same passion: breaking new ground in the fashion world and beyond.

Role Mission

The Associate Merchandising Manager - Men's Ready-to-Wear (MRTW) is responsible for providing market expertise, filtering the assortment, and establishing buy quantities for the Retail and Digital channels in North America that meet the individual market needs and financial goals within Open to Buy (OTB) parameters, in close collaboration with the Merchandising Manager for MRTW. By demonstrating risk-taking in business and product decisions and providing timely and insightful competitive feedback to Worldwide (WW) Merchandising, the Associate Merchandise Manager will keep Gucci North America a leader in the market.

Key Accountabilities

Business Management
  • Manage the success of the department in collaboration with the Merchandising Manager of MRTW through driving seasonal business strategies that exceed financial goals within OTB parameters;
  • With guidance from WW merchandising, ensure key messages, master orders or guidelines are implemented in the assortment during buying campaigns;
  • Develop assortment in accordance with overall strategies, brand growth strategies, and financial plans;
  • Analyze selling trends and react with reorders opportunities and consolidations, monitoring the progress of sales and profitability;
  • Partner with Inventory Planning on timely allocation of newness to drive sales and sell through while prioritizing key locations and across channels for an omnichannel approach;
  • Perform in-season analysis and strategy proposal to optimize assortments by store and by channel;
  • Collaborate and coordinate special projects across categories during the buying campaign (capsules, holidays, buy now wear now, precious skin, caravans, etc.);
  • Deliver both qualitative and quantitative feedback WW teams;
  • Review competitor activity and monitor internal and external pricing to raise opportunities to optimize positioning on key products.


Retail Support
  • Responsible for partnering with regional retail merchandising team for product trainings, inventory support, etc.;
  • Enhance understanding of local market needs and segmentation by eliciting feedback through constant communication with both stores and regional retail merchandising team;
  • Gather regular feedback from stores in terms of sales, client profile, and client reaction.


Key Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion, Business, Finance, or related discipline preferred;
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of relevant buying experience gained within a fashion and/or luxury environment;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
  • Flexibility to travel with short notice domestically and internationally;
  • Able to work a demanding schedule which can include on an adhoc basis evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced and dynamic environment;
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and easily adaptable to change in an ever-changing environment;
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Strong eye for relevant and brand luxury product;
  • Commercial awareness and strong business acumen.


Key Pillars for Ways of Working
  • Execute the mission of the role with a Radically Client-Centric mindset;
  • Approach activities and relationships with a methodology that promotes Flat, Connected and Fast ways of collaborative working;
  • Be Relentlessly Creative and approach challenges with an innovative mindset;
  • Demonstrate that Everyone is an Owner through thoughts, actions, and behaviors.


Key Behaviors to Amplify What We Do

Explore

Considerate Thinker
  • Sees the big picture and understands how own actions and decisions impact others and the organization as a whole

Solutions Developer
  • Actively scans the environment for new approaches, blending different ideas to come with creative yet effective solutions


Deliver

Accountable Achiever
  • Actively gets things done, raising the bar for performance, and taking accountability for own actions

Agile Advocate
  • Driven by the sense of urgency, promotes change and takes smart risks in pursuit of goals


Connect

Connection Builder
  • Builds trust-based relationships across boundaries and encourages collaboration
  • Adapts own style to communicate impactfully

People Enabler
  • Empowers others by providing autonomy and encouraging self-expression, valuing, and amplifying each person's uniqueness


Build

Continuous Learner
  • Is self-aware, curious to learn and seeks feedback from others to continuously grow, always putting improvement over comfort

Talent Builder
  • Provides constructive and on-going feedback, coaches and helps others to achieve their full potential


Work Authorization
  • Qualified candidates must have the proper work authorization to work in the United States


Accessibility

Our Gucci community is committed to providing a culture of inclusivity and accessibility in all aspects of the employee life cycle - starting with the candidate experience. If you are interested in becoming a Gucci Dream-maker and applying for employment and require a reasonable accommodation to assist with any part of the application and/or interview process, please contact us by email at accessibility.americas@gucci.com .

When contacting us, please provide your contact information, the role you have applied to, and the nature of your accessibility issue. Please only send inquiries concerning requests for reasonable accommodations.

Salary Range - New York City

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in New York City, GUCCI includes a reasonable estimate of the salary or hourly rate range for this role. This considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to business or organizational needs, skill sets, experience and training, licensure, and certifications. In addition, where a candidate falls within the disclosed range estimate may be dependent on the applicable geographic differential associated with the location in which the position may be filled.

A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range is $80,000 USD to $85,000 USD .

EOE M/D/F/V

Company

Founded in Florence, Italy in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead continuing to redefine fashion and luxury while celebrating creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation.


Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and eyewear.

 

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