WW Merchandising Manager Woman Leather Goods

  • Company: Fendi
  • Country/Region: Italy
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FEND01328
  • Date of publication: 2019.10.30

Position

Fendi is seeking a WW Merchandiser Manager Woman Leather Goods heading the central retail merchandising team to contribute to the development of the global Woman Leather Goods business. He/She will help to set the central corporate strategy and define the buying vision accordingly. He/She will contribute to push the corporate strategy into the regions and pull fundamental information on trends and commercial needs from the markets. The position is based in Rome.

Main responsibilities

  • Define the Leather Goods corporate strategy on how to drive the business by product lines and functionalities;
  • Set the sales forecasts by product lines to reach the business ambition of the Leather Goods category;
  • Define the central buying vision within the overall buying envelope, set the core assortment and strategic buying guidelines by store clusters;
  • Formulate merchandising strategies and coordinate editing and buying during show room period for all regions (Asia, Cina, Japan, USA, Europe, ME), including order validation;
  • Support the implementation of the merchandising strategies and drive the launch plans. Identify growth opportunities and develop quantitative business plans, including animation activities within regions;
  • Develop regular sales analysis (weekly and monthly) by product category/region, driving possible actions;
  • Develop with Supply Chain the vision on permanent sales and help with the stock management worldwide;
  • Perform the necessary market analysis in order to identify market requirements and sales trends, in terms of styles, models, functions, price ranges and competition trends; This information should be used to communicate structured market feedback to the Product Managers;
  • Coordinate markdown for global consistency to assure inventory aging standards are met;
  • Elevate the skills on the Leather Goods category both in the buying teams and in the Retail teams.

Profile

  • English fluent;
  • University degree in Economics, Engineering, Business or related fields;
  • At least 8 years' experience as Retail merchandiser, Buyer Woman Leather Goods or Product Manager;
  • Excellent merchandising and analytical skills with attention to detail;
  • Ability to both communicate and negotiate effectively with a wide range of contact persons;
  • Ability to understand current market trends and buying psychology;
  • Strong luxury feeling, strong product sense;
  • A prior experience in the European market as well as a strong knowledge of the Asian and Chinese client will be considered a plus;
  • Knowledge of the main players in the Woman Leather Goods Business;
  • Technical background of handling Woman Leather Goods;
  • Skills in the analysis of sales statistics and market data;
  • Strong luxury feeling and product sense.
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