GUCCI Merchandising Manager – Silks, Soft Accessories, Eyewear
Gucci - Regular
NEW YORK - United States of America
The Merchandising Manager – Silks, Soft Accessories and Eyewear is responsible for the buying activities of these categories for the Retail and E Commerce channel in North America. As the Merchandising Manager, you will buy with client centric focus, tailor the assortment for each market and store, and ensure seamless cross-functional in-season cooperation with other departments to support brand objectives and maximize sales and sell-through.
Adapt and implement the Worldwide (WW) buying strategy at regional level based on market’s specificities/priorities;
Collaborate and coordinate special projects across categories during the buying campaign (capsules, holidays, buy now wear now, precious skin, caravans, etc.);
Perform in-season analysis and strategy proposal to optimize assortments by store;
Ensure that the carryover product assortment is consistently monitored and revised to maximize potential by store;
Coordinate and collaborate across various regional functions on launches, new store openings, renovations, closures, events, etc.;
Coordinate with Inventory Planning to define the rules for stock distribution of newness and carry over styles;
Monitor in-season cancellation proposals and follow up with Inventory Planning and Supply Chain;
Partner with other Merchandising team members in cohesive development and execution of merchandise assortment and buying plans.
Analysis and Feedback
Monitor category business to maximize business priorities/opportunities;
Monitor sales and sell-through and initiate appropriate strategies and tactics to optimize stock and boost sales;
Review competitor activity and monitor internal and external pricing to raise opportunities to optimize positioning on key products
Collect and share qualitative comments on business to Corporate Merchandising counterparts
Analyze stock level, delivery status, and merchandise allocation of assigned product categories in collaboration with Inventory Planning and identify growth opportunities.
Conduct regular store visits (Gucci and competitors) based on business needs;
Help highlight important product information, assortments and product buying strategies to store teams;
Participate and collaborate with the store teams in product knowledge training;
Work closely with Visual Merchandising and Retail to address tactical opportunities around space allocation and product presentation
Track and highlight market specific clientele purchasing patterns.
Conduct sales plan reviews with regional and worldwide planning teams;
Evaluate sales potential by event/store to inform OTB opportunities at store level;
Evaluate the sales potential of products and collections by functions, lines, and price ranges to cover different customer segments and nationalities.
Provide strategic input for visual set-ups to positively impact business;
Provide Visual Merchandising with necessary buying information and collaborate to facilitate implementation of product presentation strategies on new and existing product;
Work together with other Merchandising Team members on cross-category projects to give Visual Merchandising complete visibility to execute actions;
Continuously share updates in carry over assortment strategies and performance to fine tune displays;
Share performance feedback and visual product priorities to help Visual Merchandising implement relevant strategies that will benefit the business.
Bachelor’s degree in Fashion, Business, Finance, or related discipline;
A minimum of 4-5 years of relevant buying experience gained within a fashion and/or luxury environment;
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities;
Excellent organizational skills;
Excellent communication skills – verbal and written;
Flexibility to travel with short notice domestically and internationally approximately 30% to 40% of the business calendar year;
Able to work a demanding schedule, which can include on an ad-hoc basis evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Sees the big picture and understands how own actions and decisions impact others and the organization as a whole
Actively scans the environment for new approaches, blending different ideas to come with creative yet effective solutions
Actively gets things done, raising the bar for performance, and taking accountability for own actions
Driven by the sense of urgency, promotes change and takes smart risks in pursuit of goals
Builds trust-based relationships across boundaries and encourages collaboration
Adapts own style to communicate impactfully
Empowers others by providing autonomy and encouraging self-expression, valuing, and amplifying each person’s uniqueness
Is self-aware, curious to learn and seeks feedback from others to continuously grow, always putting improvement over comfort
Provides constructive and on-going feedback, coaches and helps others to achieve their full potential
Qualified candidates must have the proper work authorization to work in the United States
Note for New York City based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.
- Full time
- United States of America