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Head of Collection Merchandising

Permanent

Paris, France

You are in charge of the Collection Merchandising of the Brand and manage a team of Collection Merchandisers organized by categories (Men's collections, Women, Kids, Sport and Collabs). You monitor the performance of the brand's textile offer and iconic franchises. You ensure the transversal consistency of the seasonal collection plans produced by your team. You supervise the analysis of Product performance and develop a culture of management by data.

Level

Manager

Skills

Collection Merchandising (Advanced)

Interpersonal Skills ()

Management Leadership (Advanced)

Product Development (Intermediate)

Strategic Thinking (Advanced)

Strategy & Development (Advanced)

Talent Developer ()

Languages

French (Fluent)

English (Fluent)

 Management of the performance of the Textile offer and of the transversality of the visions by category:

Carrying out in-depth analyzes on the performance of the textile collections and particularly of the brand's iconic franchises (Polos, Tracksuits, V-necks, Accessories)

● Feed the 3-year roadmaps for each category and ensure their transversal consistency

Coordination and transversality of the collection plan:

● Manage and support the Collection Merchandisers team in carrying out the main activities:

o the realization of benchmarks to refine the positioning of the brand and identify opportunities

o construction and briefing of the collection plan for designers

o the management of the pricing of the collection

o coordination with the Finance team on collection, pricing and volume landings

o collection of Product documentation

o cross-functional management of Product merchandising tools

● Guarantee the consistency of the collection plans made by the Collection merchandisers, their alignment with the three-year offer strategy, in particular on the development of the brand's iconic franchises

● Contribute to the construction of presentation supports for the key moments of sharing, each season.


Management of the Collection Merchandising sector:

● Recruit, accompany and support Collection Merchandisers by providing expertise on the function

● Leading exchanges with Retail Merchandising teams to ensure good adoption of the offer and a good response to market expectations

Analysis of collection data and integration into seasonal framing:

● Manage and support a Merchandising business analyst on the collection of Product reference data, the analysis of collection data and recommendations, the construction of dashboards and performance monitoring

● Manage and support the Products Support for Sales Development in the rationalization and collection of Product information to improve the commercial reach of product information

● Participate in product data optimization projects


Presentation of collections to markets and internal teams

• Coordinate presentations and ensure the updating and sharing of collection tools at each key stage of development: collection plan, price mapping, key looks

• Work closely with Retail Merchandising to receive market feedback


Profile and Skills:

• Successful experience of at least 5-10 years in Collection Merchandising in the Fashion sector, and of at least 4 years in team management

• Very good interpersonal skills to navigate in an organization where the merchandising boundaries between category collection manager and Global Merchandising (Retail & Wholesale) sometimes overlap.

• Ability to co-construct and not impose

• Ability to embark teams

• Knowledge of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)

• Strategic thinking, very good sense of analysis and synthesis

• Mastery of the Microsoft Office pack (very good Excel & PowerPoint level)

• Product sensitivity

• Fluent English and French


 Required qualities :

• Rigor, sense of organization and interpersonal skills

• Agility & good team spirit

Job organization:

● Reporting to VP Collection Merchandising & Product Development

● Direct management of Collection Merchandisers and 2 business experts

Level

Manager

Skills

Collection Merchandising (Advanced)

Interpersonal Skills ()

Management Leadership (Advanced)

Product Development (Intermediate)

Strategic Thinking (Advanced)

Strategy & Development (Advanced)

Talent Developer ()

Languages

French (Fluent)

English (Fluent)

You are in charge of the Collection Merchandising of the Brand and manage a team of Collection Merchandisers organized by categories (Men's collections, Women, Kids, Sport and Collabs). You monitor the performance of the brand's textile offer and iconic franchises. You ensure the transversal consistency of the seasonal collection plans produced by your team. You supervise the analysis of Product performance and develop a culture of management by data.

 Management of the performance of the Textile offer and of the transversality of the visions by category:

Carrying out in-depth analyzes on the performance of the textile collections and particularly of the brand's iconic franchises (Polos, Tracksuits, V-necks, Accessories)

● Feed the 3-year roadmaps for each category and ensure their transversal consistency

Coordination and transversality of the collection plan:

● Manage and support the Collection Merchandisers team in carrying out the main activities:

o the realization of benchmarks to refine the positioning of the brand and identify opportunities

o construction and briefing of the collection plan for designers

o the management of the pricing of the collection

o coordination with the Finance team on collection, pricing and volume landings

o collection of Product documentation

o cross-functional management of Product merchandising tools

● Guarantee the consistency of the collection plans made by the Collection merchandisers, their alignment with the three-year offer strategy, in particular on the development of the brand's iconic franchises

● Contribute to the construction of presentation supports for the key moments of sharing, each season.


Management of the Collection Merchandising sector:

● Recruit, accompany and support Collection Merchandisers by providing expertise on the function

● Leading exchanges with Retail Merchandising teams to ensure good adoption of the offer and a good response to market expectations

Analysis of collection data and integration into seasonal framing:

● Manage and support a Merchandising business analyst on the collection of Product reference data, the analysis of collection data and recommendations, the construction of dashboards and performance monitoring

● Manage and support the Products Support for Sales Development in the rationalization and collection of Product information to improve the commercial reach of product information

● Participate in product data optimization projects


Presentation of collections to markets and internal teams

• Coordinate presentations and ensure the updating and sharing of collection tools at each key stage of development: collection plan, price mapping, key looks

• Work closely with Retail Merchandising to receive market feedback


Profile and Skills:

• Successful experience of at least 5-10 years in Collection Merchandising in the Fashion sector, and of at least 4 years in team management

• Very good interpersonal skills to navigate in an organization where the merchandising boundaries between category collection manager and Global Merchandising (Retail & Wholesale) sometimes overlap.

• Ability to co-construct and not impose

• Ability to embark teams

• Knowledge of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)

• Strategic thinking, very good sense of analysis and synthesis

• Mastery of the Microsoft Office pack (very good Excel & PowerPoint level)

• Product sensitivity

• Fluent English and French


 Required qualities :

• Rigor, sense of organization and interpersonal skills

• Agility & good team spirit

Job organization:

● Reporting to VP Collection Merchandising & Product Development

● Direct management of Collection Merchandisers and 2 business experts

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