Assistant Manager, Merchandising – WOMEN’S
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POSITION SUMMARY: Supports the Director, Merchandising in the build, development and management of best-in-class product strategies and business processes that lead to the successful and sustainable development of the CKP Womens business globally
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
Support the development of the global merchandise plan by collecting feedback from directly operated and distribution countries
Keep relevant departments & affiliated offices informed of key global product
initiatives. Liaise with involved parties to ensure those initiatives are launched
according to agreed plan
Drive brief and line plans and make recommendations for improving the assortment for the market
Collaborate with Regional Design to bring the line to execution
Review seasonal assortments relative to the merchandise plan and
ensure they can meet company targets.
Support preparing for market presentations with line and product direction,
style assortments and pricing
Review sell-in and sell-through on a regional and country level. Monitor and
analyze sales performance & inventory levels by market.
Communicates closely with key GTM partners to continually understand buying trends, development, competitors and consumer insights, etc.
Category management as appropriate
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS:
Internal: Womens Merchandiser, Design team, Planning, Retail Operations & Marketing/VM
External: Channel partners, Supply chain partners
CREATIVITY: Must possess high degree of fashion aesthetic; interest in trends, lifestyles, competitors and media. Support introduction of new ideas. Can work within the creative process effectively, and support bring ideas to realization.
TEAMWORK: Builds good working relationships; collaborates toward deadlines and deliverables. Able to communicate effectively across the team and organization; effectively works at long distances.
ORGANIZING: Works according to defined schedules and deadlines; takes direction well and able to work with high accountability; manages own work and tracks progress. Seeks out resources to get things done; able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.
ENVIRONMENT: Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented setting; interface with Global Design and Supply Chain.
Minimum 7 years all-rounded merchandising experience, with at least 3-5 years
in retail industry
Previous working experience in international fashion or sports/lifestyle brands is highly preferred
Education: Bachelor degree required, preferred in fashion or business related discipline
Solid understanding of retail buying and the product creation process
Strong commercial sense and knowledge of consumer/fashion trends
Intense interest in fashion branding / retailing
Creative, visionary and able to clearly articulate product point-of-view
Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
Collaborative with ability to work across functions and in concert with region and
Excellent people and process management skills