The role of the Regional Merchant (Manager) is to drive in-store animation for all product categories within an assigned region and to give the stores product information to help them reach their maximum sales potential. This role will support, motivate and challenge sales teams. This is accomplished through a close partnership between regional, store and corporate teams, implementation of impactful store actions, and training and support throughout the year.
Key responsibilities will be focused on (a) driving business through deep analysis and action planning, (b) animating and training in-store; (c) supporting corporate merchandising to ensure product offerings best support sales, (d) providing market knowledge for corporate partners.
This role will sit in the Regional Chicago office.
As the Regional Merchandising Manager, you will identify action plans with the RVP, Store Directors/Managers and teams to maximize opportunities, focus on Sell-thru and minimize risks. In addition, you will ensure business is growing by gender, by category and monitor progress to business goals by category, highlighting major misses, building TY vs LY through thoughtful calendar mgmt. Lastly, Improve business acumen in Region, identifying and training teams on impactful drivers of business performance and identifying needs - VM, Training, Clienteling and assists in organizing said levers with/for the store and Out of Offer Product requests (prioritizing and cutting through the noise for region) will also be daily focuses of the RMM.
In addition, the RMM will aggregate and elevate Supply Chain opportunities regarding stock levels, pull backs (both ongoing and during holidays), event support and high traffic/peak selling periods. The RMM will action on key Corporate call-outs for region, be the local high end/luxury expert, provide market expertise and competitive feedback to LVA Merchandising team. The RMM will also provide physical in-store support during peak times throughout the year.
By joining Louis Vuitton, you will receive a generous benefits package*, including but not limited to medical coverage, retirement plan, employee referral bonus program, gym membership and employee discounts. In addition to working with the most talented and inspirational leaders within the luxury market you will also have an opportunity to attend industry renowned training and have access to unparalleled career opportunities both within Louis Vuitton and the LVMH Group.
As a Louis Vuitton employee you will have an opportunity to engage in our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts on both a local & global level with various communities and organizations and to also partake in initiatives to raise funds for our charity partner UNICEF.
*Please note that restrictions may apply to part-time employees