Execute the Footwear Merchandising function. Responsible for the oversight, execution, and communication of financial plans and strategies at the division level through partnership with the Divisional Planning and Allocation Manager.
Carry out the sales, gross margin, inventory management, SKU lifecycle management, assure accuracy and execution of markdown timing, receipt management, Open to Buy and SKU forecasting, reporting, and analysis, and be responsible for the training and development of the planning team.
Responsible for a sample selection of Footwear category
Make the correct pricing according to analyze the costs
Make the allocation according to the products
Drive revenue growth allocated efficiently based on sales trends; improve inventory turnover
Keep up with competitors' products and prices
Manage levels and distribution of stock
Set stock promotions / price reductions as appropriate
Promote bestselling items in order to maximize profits
Create and implement scalable planning tools and processes including category / assortment planning, open-to-buy, re-orders, and clearance / markdowns
Developing a Conceptual Assortment Plan (CAP) on the base of the Merchandising Plan (MPL) and Market feedback templates.
Creating a detailed product- and marketing briefings for each season, esp. the design brief.
Prepare the reports of cost, stock and sales analyzes
Should comply with flexible working hours
3-4 years of experience in the fashion industry
Excellent listening and communication skills.
Service-oriented and open personality.
Ability and willingness to work with a diverse workforce, intercultural understanding.
Ability to work well under pressure, to handle a variety of tasks at the same time and within a dynamic organisation.
Proven MS Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes