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GUCCI Merchandising Manager

Employer
Gucci
Location
London
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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About GUCCI Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. In the last years, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world's most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic-Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail.  Gucci is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms - gender, age, disability, 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.   Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands. Role Mission The North Europe Merchandising Manager (Retail), reporting directly to the General Manager of the Hub and with dotted line to the EMEA GMM, will lead the Department by both implementing the Regional Merchandising strategy championing Northern Europe clients ‘needs & voices' across all categories to drive sales and improve the Hubs business performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • To know the market, specificity of each store and give granular constructive feedback to the Regional Buying Team during the buying campaigns & be responsible for local sizing strategy
  • Provide pre-buy qualitative feedback as well as client insight at store level, responsible for cascading the strategy post buy to the Retail Network partnering with the Training team
  • Work closely with the Marcomm team aligning on the local activation calendar and ‘key moments' in the hub
  • To spend the majority of time in stores understanding product / store performance and qualitative feedback. Be action orientated with a focus on creating opportunities to drive sales performance keeping a keen eye on the competitor landscape
  • Constant exchange with VM and Retail to propose actions that will drive the business (VM change, stock support, training, gaining quality client feedback etc.) Review weekly stock rebalancing in line with the distribution strategy
  • People Management of Hub Local Merchandisers coaching & developing the team


Key Requirements

  • At least 8-10 years of international experience in a similar role within fashion retail companies as Retail Buyer/Merchandising Manager managing & coaching a small team
  • Strong communicator, confident presenting & manager relationships across varying functions at all levels
  • Represent & maintaining the Gucci image for all the Hub/stores
  • Ability to work across all levels of the business - drive commercial success
  • Proven track record in making decisions & implementing changes to improve business KPIs
  • Understand the macro environment trends and be able to cascade information impactfully
  • Computer literate, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft tools (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in English & other languages are a plus

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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