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Collection Merchandiser

Freelance/Temporary

Paris, France

Position based in Paris. Freelance. Replacement which can potentially lead to a long term position. A famous French sport brand is looking for an experienced Collection Merchandiser for a freelance mission for its Sport Performance Woman/Man/Players (Djokovic...)/Events (Roland Garros) department. Attached to the Head of Collection Merchandising Sport, you are responsible for the Collection Merchandising strategy and the construction of the collection. You work on the structure of the offer and manage pricing throughout the collection development process, in close collaboration with the Product teams.

Level

Manager

 Your main responsibilities will be: 

Collection strategy

• Analyse the performance of past seasons (sell in / sell out) and carry out competitive benchmarks

• Key role in the development and validation of the Product Brief, as well as in the creation of the collection plan to define and develop an optimal collection structure

Product definition and industrial development

• Work closely with the Design and the Product team, manage the landing of the target structure, participate in the sharing and validation of sketches

• Develop and monitor the references & colours of the collection, in accordance with the Design & the Product

Costing, pricing & margin management

• Define the price architecture of the collection and the selling prices.

• Build the price monitoring tool for each season and monitor the pricing strategy in a manner consistent with the other collections

• Manage the landing of margin targets, organize work sessions and define action plans with the

Management control

Finalization of the collection

• Create the brief of the activity plan for the season, the strategic priorities and the Editing of the collection, share the brief of the activity plan with the Studio team, in coordination with the other collections and Accessories, Leather Goods and Footwear.

• Build the overall master file of the business plan for all distribution channels

Presentation of collections to markets and internal teams

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

• Work closely with Retail Merchandising to receive market feedback

Profile and Skills:

• Bac + 5 Business school

• Experience of 3-5 years minimum in Merchandising in the Fashion sector

• Very good sense of analysis and synthesis

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

• Knowledge of PLM would be a plus

• Product sensitivity

• Fluent English and French

Required qualities:

• Rigor, sense of organization and interpersonal skills

• Agility & good team spirit

Level

Manager

Position based in Paris. Freelance. Replacement which can potentially lead to a long term position. A famous French sport brand is looking for an experienced Collection Merchandiser for a freelance mission for its Sport Performance Woman/Man/Players (Djokovic...)/Events (Roland Garros) department. Attached to the Head of Collection Merchandising Sport, you are responsible for the Collection Merchandising strategy and the construction of the collection. You work on the structure of the offer and manage pricing throughout the collection development process, in close collaboration with the Product teams.

 Your main responsibilities will be: 

Collection strategy

• Analyse the performance of past seasons (sell in / sell out) and carry out competitive benchmarks

• Key role in the development and validation of the Product Brief, as well as in the creation of the collection plan to define and develop an optimal collection structure

Product definition and industrial development

• Work closely with the Design and the Product team, manage the landing of the target structure, participate in the sharing and validation of sketches

• Develop and monitor the references & colours of the collection, in accordance with the Design & the Product

Costing, pricing & margin management

• Define the price architecture of the collection and the selling prices.

• Build the price monitoring tool for each season and monitor the pricing strategy in a manner consistent with the other collections

• Manage the landing of margin targets, organize work sessions and define action plans with the

Management control

Finalization of the collection

• Create the brief of the activity plan for the season, the strategic priorities and the Editing of the collection, share the brief of the activity plan with the Studio team, in coordination with the other collections and Accessories, Leather Goods and Footwear.

• Build the overall master file of the business plan for all distribution channels

Presentation of collections to markets and internal teams

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

• Work closely with Retail Merchandising to receive market feedback

Profile and Skills:

• Bac + 5 Business school

• Experience of 3-5 years minimum in Merchandising in the Fashion sector

• Very good sense of analysis and synthesis

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

• Knowledge of PLM would be a plus

• Product sensitivity

• Fluent English and French

Required qualities:

• Rigor, sense of organization and interpersonal skills

• Agility & good team spirit

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