BALENCIAGA- Regional Merchandising Manager (W/M)
Cristóbal Balenciaga founded the House in 1917 in his home of Spain. In 1937, he established the brand in Paris, designing its collections there until 1968. Cristóbal Balenciaga had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior and as “The Couturier of the Couturiers” by Gabrielle Chanel. The ultra-modern shapes were trademarks of the house.
While the brand’s identity is firmly rooted in its highly conceptual prêt-à-porter collections, its leather goods, footwear, and accessories experience worldwide success as well. Among the archetypal products of the House are its handbag collections. A new focus on the development of Balenciaga ready-to-wear collections for men was quickly established as highly successful.
Since October 2015, Demna has designed both men’s and women’s collections as the artistic director.
The Balenciaga House, part of the Kering group since 2001, is one of the most influential names in fashion.
S/He sets and further develops the merchandising strategy at regional level to achieve the growth target. Supports the business markets to localize the assortment strategies based on the performance and local needs.
S/He recruits, onboards and developpes the merchandising team.
The location is based in Paris Head Office.
How you will contribute
Prepare and guide the Showroom buying sessions to build the most relevant assortment in line with global strategy ;
Ensure assortment aligns with local strategies, financial plans, and global initiatives ;
Determine category mix by store to ensure most efficient use of sales per square meter and successful client engagement with Retail, Store Planning, and Visual ;
Lead inventory planning for best performance of carry over products ;
Deliver analysis and feedbacks on sales; develop and drive business strategies to exceed targets and achieve sell thru ;
Develop product strategies and analyze competition to increase brand profitability ;
Collaborate with Training Team to deliver key messages on products/collections for each season ;
Collaborate with retail team to ensure understanding of local market needs by supporting in-store activities, contributing to customer loyalty, and maximizing the retail calendar ;
Ensure strong collaboration with cross-functional partners on business opportunities (i.e. Retail, Visual Merchandising, Store Planning, Finance, Client Engagement, etc.) ;
Coordinate special projects/events and following-up on ROI (MD calendar, pop-up stores, partnerships, etc.).
Who you are
Able to work cross-functionally within the organization ;
Rigorous, and you have a sense of organization and multi-tasking management;
You ensure a positive work environment while respecting brand values and behaviours ;
A Person with good knowledge of Fashion Industry and market trends and good digital and IT skills, including MS Office ;
You understand Sales and Performance KPIs ;
Able to prioritize task execution based on business needs ;
Strong problem-solving skills ;
Oriented Business acumen.
Why work with us?
This is a fabulous opportunity to join the Balenciaga adventure and to actively contribute to the development of the business by becoming part of a thriving Atelier in a global Luxury Group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow.
Balenciaga is committed to thriving your professional development within the House or in the Kering group. We empower leaders to create, build and sustain high performing teams that excel in execution. We guide every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Balenciaga offers you:
Fair compensation and benefits
Internal mobility opportunity after 18 months in your position
3 paid volunteers’ days per year
Flexible schemes including remote and on-site days each week
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