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BALENCIAGA - Senior LG Collection Merchandiser

  • Paris 01 Louvre (Paris)
  • Sales

Job description

About us 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. We are currently in search of an experienced Senior Collection Merchandiser to join the House and focus on the development of the Leather Goods category. Reporting to the LG & Shoes Collection Merchandising Director you will play a key role in driving and delivering the Leather Goods Product Strategy.

Your opportunity

As Senior Collection Merchandiser you will oversee the construction of the leather goods collection from strategy, monitoring and influencing development, assortment planning, margin, and pricing.

You will contribute to the growth of your category by managing the collections supported by qualitative and quantitative information on sales while being the relay between the various departments throughout the collection process and the life cycle of the product.

How you will contribute

Drive the 360 Leather Goods Collection Merchandising strategy

Present short- and long-term actions to develop the category

Define collection briefs; brief the creative team and drive the developments

Communicate Leather Goods strategic ambitions and collection guidelines with creative teams and monitor overall execution of the collection brief

Build the collection structure and ensure optimal balance

Responsible for the collection plan, update and follow up with Coordination and Design

Ensure good communication between the studio, development, and production

Manage the update of collection monitoring tools

Ensure cross-category consistency

Provide target prices to both creative and development teams and provide solutions to reach goals

Share and follow up target price to both creative and development teams in line with pricing strategy

Review the leather goods collection in all currencies with strategic price positioning at regional level

Manage editing tracking tools

Build selling documents and follow up of the collection plan

Present the product briefs during the showroom and participate in feedback sessions

Provide necessary data and support to Retail and Wholesale teams throughout the sales campaign

Support in building product training and in presenting in showrooms to internal teams

Take ownership of Leather Goods cancellations post showroom and liaise with Retail, Wholesale, and Production/Coordination Teams

Define delivery groups based on pre-purchases and priorities

Perform Women/Men’s leather goods Sell in analysis at the end of each selling campaign

Know your competitors and market landscape

Partner with Retail weekly to help identify collection opportunities to maximise profits

Deliver collection efficiency and structure analysis to help the Merchandising Manager defining product cycle life and ad-hoc analysis as needed

Be proactive in setting up and upgrading tools and analyses

Provide input to all internal departments on 360 alignments to maximise impact and sales of Leather Goods collections.

Work closely with Retail Merchandising to suggest in-season actions to maximise profits, support on regional requests and nuances and ensure a balanced offer globally

Who you are

A professional with extensive experience within Collection Merchandising.

A Leather Goods expert with sound knowledge of the current market and consumer trends, excellent product sensitivity, analytical and numeracy skills.

A highly organized individual with ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

·  Full time
·  Europe
·  France

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