Leathergoods Merchandising Manager Europe

  • Company: Fendi Italia
  • Country/Region: Italy
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FEND00988
  • Date of publication: 2019.11.15


Within the European retail network, the Merchandising Manager ensures stores assortments according to the budget and the seasonal analysis. Coordinate and provide product division buying estimates in terms of number of SKU per category. Participation in the buying plan definition process by category and by store. Define, propose and implement product assortments by cluster - validate final assortment and quantities.


His/her main responsibilities are:

  • Provide continuous feedback to HQ on products, customer behavior, competitors, business opportunities
  • Influence the sales plan definition by store for the LG category
  • Validate proposed assortment and define quantities
  • Participation in the sales plan definition process by category by regional store
  • Define, propose and implement product assortments by cluster - validate final assortment and quantities
  • Drive the product assortment execution in the stores
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports and be active part in regular Business Reviews with HQ
  • Ensure continuous feedback to HQ regarding product performance, competition, demand evolution
  • Nourish competency on business and markets by regular presence in stores
  • Increase client advisors' competencies in the stores through animation and training on selling techniques and propositions
  • Promote and nurture in-store category expertise by being an active category ambassadors among the whole network
  • Make sure each store gives customers an effective presentation and experience of the managed product category


  • 5 - 7 years' experience in Luxury product Merchandising with focus on Retail and the European market
  • Knowledge of the main players of the Business and strong fashion sense
  • Ability to understand current market trends and buying strategy
  • Excellent merchandising skills with attention to details
  • Skills in the analysis of sales and market data
  • University degree in Economics/Marketing
  • Fluent English
  • Availability to travel

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