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GUCCI - Central Europe Merchandising Manager

Gucci - Regular
Munich - Germany

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Merchandising Manager Central Europe will be responsible for all the Merchandising activities within the area (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and Czech Republic).

Key Accountabilities

Local Market Feedback & Buying

  • Provide Region with pre-buy qualitative feedback as well as client insight at store level
  • Buying for all categories, at Country/Store level (Pink Sheet) in order to customize each assortment to individual store needs, full potential and new opportunities.
  • Know the market, specificity of each store and give constructive feedback to Region e.g. missing functionality, fitting, sizing etc. as well

Business Expertise & Implementation

  • Understand product/store performance through qualitative feedback and identify growth opportunities
  • Implementation of the prioritization at store level (define store focus e.g. monthly newsletter by store via BOB)

Inter-Department Collaboration & Execution

  • Collaboration with Hub Consumer management to maximize potential of client event sales e.g. specific requests follow-ups
  • Partnering with MarCom to promote push products through all key contact points
  • Collaboration with Retail to drives sales (actions for BOH efficiency, incentive, event sales target)

In-Season Management & Driving the Business

  • Implement/activate buying strategy and propose/review stock rebalancing and assortment changes (SHARE) based on qualitative feedback

People Management

  • People Management of Hub Local Merchandiser, with a strong focus on development and training

Key Requirements

  • At least 7 years of international experience in a similar role within fashion retail companies
  • Strong creative hand with ability to research and communicate maintaining the Gucci image for all the Hub
  • Ability to work across all levels of the business – drive commercial success
  • Computer literate, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft tools (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Photoshop would be considered a plus
  • Fluent in German and English, other languages are a plus
  • Management of international teams
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interface regularly with internal and external personnel at all levels

  • Full time
  • Europe
  • Germany

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