Merchandising Manager Man - Europe

  • Company: Fendi Italia
  • Location: Italy
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FEND00618
  • Date of publication: 2018.02.06


Position's Purpose

Within European retail network, ensure stores assortments according to the budget and with 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.


Main Responsibilities

Provide continuous feedback to HQ on products, customer behavior, competitors, business opportunities

Influence the sales plan definition by store for their 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 20% of the time

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 and active category ambassadors among the whole network

Make sure each store is providing customers an effective presentation and experience of the category


5 - 7 years' experience in Luxury product Merchandising with focus on Retail

Fluent English

University Degree in Economics and or Luxury Management

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 detail

Skills in the analysis of sales and market data

Ability to both communicate and negotiate effectively


Fashion & Leather Goods

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