Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic—Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail.
Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.
The Assistant Merchandising Manager for Men’s Ready to Wear (RTW) ensures the flow of merchandise into the business through timely allocation and close dialogue with Customer Service, WW Merchandising, WW Corporate Retail, and Central Demand Planning. Supports the Merchandising Manager to manage the inventory by providing scheduled reporting and recommends actions. The Assistant Merchandising Manager is expected to balance stock to sales ratios and/or timely replenishment through allocations and consolidations. Provide adhoc reporting as needed by the Merchandising Manager. Prepare tools and information for seasonal buying campaign as well as input orders, provide detailed sales analysis by location, and recap final buys. Establishes and maintains relationships with retail network by working closely with store managers and sales associates to solidify Merchandising's role as a strategic support. Partner with cross-functional teams, including Marketing & Communications, PR, Wholesale, and Visual. Executes daily activities as directed by the Merchandising Manager and supports/facilitates ad-hoc store requests. Actively participates in motivating selling teams through communicating product knowledge such a product booklets, training, selling events.
· Track deliveries and react to ensure value and percentage shipped is aligned with seasonal targets and improved on LY with close collaboration with Worldwide and Supply Chain;
· Make sure monthly deliveries are being closely monitored and communicated to Merchandising Manager and visual merchandising to ensure proper execution of planned visual display;
· Timely allocation of newness to drive sales and sell through while prioritizing key locations;
· Advise Merchandising Manager on reorder opportunities by forecasting to replenish stock and keep sales momentum;
· Analyze selling reports to execute stock movements, balance sales vs stock ratios by store;
· Execute store opening assortments and stock levels for new stores/refurbishments/floor moves.
· Timely execution of weekly standard reporting; analyzes and recommends actions to Merchandising Manager;
· End of month analysis, pricing initiatives, and ad-hoc analysis as needed;
· Prepare final selling reports for buy prep;
· Prepare selling reports and analysis for store visits.
· Support Merchandising Manager to maximize sales and results by store through collaborating with the visual team to maximize exposure of best sellers, optimize floor capacity, and support brand initiatives – minimum in store travel 3 days per quarter;
· In store presence to work with visual merchandising, gain insights into business by location, and motivate selling teams;
· Motivate sales force and provide product knowledge support to the stores;
· Lead by example with a high standard of professionalism, positive attitude, and desire to be at Gucci;
· Frequent communication of new product arrivals, business trends and eliciting feedback.
Seasonal Buying Campaign Support
· Required international travel up to 4 times a year;
· Ensures all buy preparation is created and distributed to all relevant team members;
· Ensures integrity of order information and buying tools;
· Provide Merchandising Manager with buy recaps for internal and WW assortment reviews;
· Participates and supports Merchandising Manager to articulate assortment strategies to internal, WW, and Retail partners.
· Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in retail, luxury retail, or service related industry;
· Previous Merchandising Assistant/Coordinator and/or Assistant Buyer experience preferred;
· Understanding of foundational buying/merchandising metrics and key performance indicators;
· Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion, Business or a related discipline is required;
· Flexibility to travel with short notice and to work a demanding schedule which can include on an adhoc basis evenings, weekends, and holidays;
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
· Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent organizational skills.
· 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
Gucci America Inc