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POSITION:  Retail Merchandising Manager Prada Men Leather Goods

COUNTRY:  CN
CITY:  Shanghai
ID:  7601


Founded in 1913 in Italy, the Prada Group was built on a tradition of excellence and with a vision of innovation. Our Iconic Brands include PRADA, Miu Miu, Church’s, Car Shoe and Pasticceria Marchesi and we are currently operating in more than 45 Countries, embracing employees of more than 100 nationalities.

Joining our Company means working in a creative and international environment, with teams of people motivated by curiosity and the quest for excellence. The engine of our success is the importance and value that we place on the talent and passion of our people leading to their own professional growth.
 

JOB PURPOSE   

 

The aim is to develop China Retail Business managing Buying and Retail Merchandising functions of Prada Men Leather Goods working closely with the Local Retail Merchandising Departments, respecting Prada business strategy.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

BUYING PROCESS

  • Participate in the master selection in HQ during the buying process.
  • Review the budget for all subsidiaries, control the broadness and depth of the buy and merchandising mix to ensure fashion direction is followed while balancing and maximizing the commercial and business potential.
  • Analyse, discuss and provide comment by country with HQ Merchandising / Planning in case of budget issues.
  • Consolidate regional order to be presented to HQ Merchandising.

 

IN-SEASON PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

  • Analyze the sales performance, supervise the local markets in the region to ensure the stock is properly managed and that replenishment is properly and timely made to seize the business opportunity.
  • Monitor sell-through, consolidate and review region-wide reorder requests when necessary.
  • Communicate frequently with local merchandising teams and HQ regarding sales and sell-through performance to ensure achievement of targets/objectives.
  • Review in-season stock consolidation/transfer of merchandise within the region.
  • Visit shops frequently in the Region to provide assistance and feedback and increase performance.

 

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

  • Liaise with HQ in preparation of seasonal product training materials to be diffused to all markets.
  • Ensure that proper product training and workshops are conducted at the level of local markets for the sales force in the stores.
  • Support and coordinate local training initiatives (physical presence where necessary).

 

VISUAL MERCHANDISING

  • Co-ordinate with the Visual Merchandising team, verify the visual aspects from an image as well as commercial point of view.
  • Request and elaborate new or market specific guidelines as required, in collaboration with HQ Merchandising / VM.
  • Monitor, together with VM Regional Team, the store photos to ensure guidelines are applied and brand image is preserved.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

Minimum 10 years in the retail merchandising or buying fields where the primary experience must be based on luxury or fashion brands

Fashion-luxury oriented and knowledge of the Men’s leather goods

Good command of English language and Mandarin