Merchandising Manager Woman Ready to Wear & Furs - Europe

  • Company: Fendi Italia
  • Location: Italy
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years
  • Reference No.: FEND00619
  • Date of publication: 2018.02.06


Position's Purpose

Within the 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;

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;

Excellent English;

Bachelor's degree in Economics and/or Fashion Management.


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