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Collection Merchandiser - RTW Woman
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Collections development

- Participate in the development of collection schedules as well as in the definition and development of the Woman RTW product offer;

- Be proactive as to the definition of the core offer;

- Collaborate with the Production department to ensure delivery times;

- Collaboration and Interface with the other Retail, Visual merchandising, Studio departments in order to share the product strategy and provide inputs on the key products of the offer.

- Prepare the collection briefs (performance synthesis, market feedback, best and worst sellers).

- Prepare collection plans with sizes and cost target.

- Ensuring collection development is following the collection plans target.

- Work in close collaboration with the Retail department to ensure an optimal assortment of the collection in the different markets;

• Analysis

- Monitor the performance of past collections in order to propose appropriate action plans to increase sales and profitability;

- Develop new reports to better understand the business and trends.

- Perform regular sales analysis (weekly, monthly, end of season) by product category/region.

- Carry out various analyses: Wholesale and Retail market analysis, sell in, sell out, competitive benchmark, trend monitoring, business opportunities in order to ensure the strategic positioning of the House;

• Training

- Collection presentations to sales teams before conventions, present the collections at the various showrooms and participate in pre-purchase arbitrations;

- Prepare Product training handbook, books with offer and prices.

- Develop all Merchandising tools (sales book, buying guide, etc.);

• Competition Analysis & Market Positioning

- Consistent follow up of collections, launch and new initiatives from competition.

- Mapping competition.

- Competition Price positioning.

- Runway review and trends review.

- Based on the comprehensive research, formulate strategic recommendations.

In a nutshell the main responsibilities are: 

• Develop the collection grid

• Coordinates the time for the development of the collection

• Reporting about the business and the collections

• Market, competitors and business analysis


• Former experience in similar roles, for at least 5-10 years.

• Passion and strong knowledge of the fashion & luxury market, with strong sensitivity and passion for Ready to Wear.

• Strong analytical skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis on sales performance and report/feedback from the market.

• Strong public speaking and persuasiveness skills, commercial attitude and ability in the sales.

• Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

• Proactive, dynamic, team player with strong relational skills.

This list is not exhaustive and may change depending on the activity.

Freelance / Consultant

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