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Valentine Viberti

Collection development & merchandising manager
About

6 years of experience in the fashion industry; specialized in collection development and the merchandising. Today, my ambition is to work with houses that push boundaries and break conventions. I want to be involved in the development and marketing of bold designs that embody the spirit of the times. I am convinced that my expertise in fashion and luxury can be a great asset and offer new and interesting perspectives for your company.

Previous Brands
Alter Designs
Isabel Marant
The Frankie Shop
Saint Laurent
The Frankie Shop
SHOWROOM ROBERT DODD
Work Experience
Collection Manager
Sep ‘21 - Now
Alter Designs

Ready-to-wear and special projects collection development, merchandising and sales - Track trends, develop market forecasts and analyze performance of each product to create a cohesive and strategic collection plan for the brand – supporting the 40% growth in revenue for 2022. - Work with the Artistic Director, Atelier Manager and suppliers to launch new designs and sales channels, resulting in 30% increase in sales for the brand. Provide stylistic and technical solutions in collaboration with the studio and ateliers. - Project manage all website/online channel development – 50% increase in online trffic; 30% increase in online sales YoY - Establish and oversee collection retro-planning processes; responsible for all developments and sourcing of new materials for the collection. - Define and manage budgets and pricing strategy for the brand and; 14% increase in profit margins YoY - Coordinate castings, showrooms, shows and photo shoots and collaborate in campaigns art direction resulting in expanding the wholesales network by 3 stores in the first year Voir moins

Product Manager
Jun ‘19 - Jun ‘21
Isabel Marant

- Work with the Artistic Directors to develop and launch more than 30 new designs with manufacturers and suppliers, contributing to the brand’s 30% growth in revenue for 2021 . - Develop collection plans based on pricing targets, seasonal needs, historical sales data analysis and collection budget. Resulting in a 40% increase in product offerings within the first year. - Responsible for sourcing fabrics, manufacturers and suppliers. - Ensure all prototype and SMS deadlines are met and finished products meet price targets. - Develop and present collection briefs to commercial teams and buyers, which contributed to the expansion of the retail store network to over 45 physical locations by 2021. Voir moins

BUSINESS DEVELOPER
Jul ‘17 - Nov ‘18
The Frankie Shop

- Analyze fashion market trends and develop monthly “customer insights” package for the company’s executives, looking at potential buying opportunities and forward-looking trends - Analyze monthly sales, and develop sales forecasts for future collections, fulfilment needs and reorders - Attend tradeshows and other presentations; manage buying for both online and retail - Build competitive analyses for the brand and determine potential partnership opportunities - Assist in building the Company’s strategic plan with the CEO, and develop quarterly recommendations on how to expand online activity and other sales channels - Assist the Company’s creative director in styling for photoshoots, press launches and other events - Manage inventory and stock for both online and retail store in New York, as well as all public relations efforts to support the Company’s 40% sales growth in the last twelve months Voir moins

MERCHANDISER JUNIOR MEN RTW
Sep ‘16 - Jul ‘17
Saint Laurent

- Creation of selling tools for the showroom - Showroom coordination: Develop and present the collection briefs, prototypes follow-up - Sales analysis, showroom end reporting (quantitative and qualitative analysis) - Work with retail & wholesale buying teams - Analysis: Assess sell-in and sell-out product performance, competition (product segmentation, pricing and collection structure) - Participate in the development of seasonal collection plans - Pricing

Junior Business Developer
Apr ‘16 - Jul ‘16
The Frankie Shop

- Au sein de la Direction Artistique : pilotage et élaboration des looks des shootings. - Marketing : Merchandising de la boutique et de la vitrine web - Digital : développement des médias sociaux (Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr), création de newsletters - Achats : rendez-vous de collection en showrooms et salons : Rachel Comey, Ganni, Karen Walker ...

SHOWROOM SALES ASSOCIATE
Sep ‘14 - Feb ‘16
SHOWROOM ROBERT DODD

- In charge of he Brands McQ Alexander McQueen and Versace - Contributed to RTW and accessories line development within a selective distribution network - Visited French network of clients and showcased collections to potential new customers, resulting in opening ten new points of sales for the French market - Supported the brands’ action plans implementation and performance evaluation, including budgets, sales, restocking and exchange - Ensured merchandising and presented the collections to wholesale customers Voir moins

Languages
English - Fluent
French - Native
Italian - Native
Spanish - Basic
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Freelance Assignments
Education & Training
Ecole Conte
‘14 - ‘16
MS Management du Luxe et de la Mode
l'IAE Lyon : école de Management rattachée à l'Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
‘11 - ‘14
Licence Economie-Gestion
Paris, France