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Junior Merchandiser, Footwear

Employer
Alexander McQueen
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

Job Details

​Alexander McQueen is a British luxury fashion house founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. In 2001, the house joined the Kering Group and, since December 2023, is under the creative direction of Seán McGirr. Alexander McQueen is distinctive for an expression of individuality, subversive strength and raw power. With a design studio and atelier based in London, the house is known for uncompromising quality and creative vision. At Alexander McQueen, we live and breathe a culture defined by our key Behaviours: Empowerment – We empower our team and peers, providing unwavering support to ensure everyone can thrive; this means giving support to your team and those you are working with to succeed. Teamwork – We put an emphasis on Teamwork; this means working together as a collective to achieve shared goals. Respect – We value respect, treating everyone with dignity and showing genuine appreciation for their efforts: this means treating everyone equally. Kindness – We believe kindness is integral to everything we do; this means demonstrating compassion and empathy towards others.

How will you contribute?
  • Actively perform analysis reports of monthly performance to help identify opportunities and suggest actions to maximise profits.
  • Sell-in and sell through analysis and extract relevant and concise take-aways, pricing initiatives, and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with retail buying team by working closely with Merchandising's role as a strategic support.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including Marketing & Communications, PR, Ecommerce, Wholesale, and Visual Merchandising.
  • Managing competitor analysis for the category to demonstrate analytical skills, by interpreting market needs, trends and identify opportunities to enhance the collection.
  • Support on merchandising collection plan, update and follow up with design and development.
  • Support in producing presentations for the Merchandise Manager, to be shared with Senior Management, conveying extensive product awareness throughout.
  • Participate in technical reviews to ensure quality is met to luxury standard and drives the development planning cycle through establishing schedules and chasing key stakeholders to ensure key merchandise planning dates are respected.
  • Support Merchandise Manager during selling campaigns.
  • Take ownership of ensuring shots accurately depict new product ranges, coding all items in a highly time sensitive environment and assisting with other activities required.
  • Management and organisation of all footwear sample sets before and after campaign launch. Support Press/Communications/Design/VIC/VM upon sample requests.
  • Manage training materials that are fit for purpose and suitable for use by our Wholesale, Buying and Retail teams - transmitting depth of product knowledge acquired throughout the development process.


Required Skills:
  • You will be able to demonstrate the desired Alexander McQueen behaviours.
  • Previous experience in footwear merchandising, preferably within luxury fashion.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Extensive analytical and numeracy skills.
  • Flexibility to travel with short notice and to work a demanding schedule.
  • Passionate about the luxury industry.

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