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Watch Merchandising Assistant

Gucci - Regular
- Switzerland

Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, one of the most reliable and consistent fashion watch & jewelry brands, with a clear design approach and positioning, has been designing, developing and manufacturing iconic Gucci watches since the early 1970s. Rigorously made in Switzerland, Gucci watches are recognized for their innovative and contemporary design, quality and craftsmanship and are distributed worldwide through the exclusive network of directly operated Gucci boutiques and selected watch retailers and distributors. Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry has also been distributing the Gucci Jewelry collections, capitalizing on the expertise gained in the watch sector and leveraging the synergies between the watch and jewelry industries. Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories, which develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury brands.

Reporting to the Watches Merchandising Coordinator he/she will support in overseeing the category business by developing the collections to fully address market opportunities while maintaining coherence in the brand image and standards of excellence.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the elaboration of the merchandising GRID to define the new collections’ structure and requests that will be discussed with the Design team.
  • Assist in coordinating the advancements of the collection with the product development office on a constant basis.
  • Continuous follow up on launch plan to ensure on time deliveries as well as allocation of deliveries to markets.
  • Assist in the preparation of the selling campaign (preparation of collection book, launch plan, collection presentation, product availability etc.) and sales meeting presentations.
  • Support in managing the daily running of the business such as: code creation process, product shootings, special orders follow up, etc.
  • Create and constantly update a reliable basis of all product information to be shared with key stakeholders (retail merchandising, ecom, Sales department etc)
  • Collaborate with internal departments on the presentation of the collection to the customer (support on elaboration of Visual Merchandising Guidelines, development of special packaging, monthly newsletter etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Training department in the elaboration of Product Training material.
  • Take ownership of the samples management for the merchandising department.

Job requirements

  • University education or equivalent.
  • Fluent in Italian/French/English
  • Min 2 years of experience in a Merchandising / Marketing / Business Development position preferably in the luxury goods industry.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows Office environment.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, well-organized, analytical skills, flexible, team oriented.
  • Proactive and able to work in autonomy keeping management updated on progress.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Aesthetical sensibility and passion for fashion.
  • Full time
  • Europe
  • Switzerland
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