Merchandise Manager (Corporate- Global Retail and Europe, Women's RTW)
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Michael Kors is always interested in hearing from talented, globally-minded individuals with a passion for fashion.If you enjoy working in a creative, fast-paced environment, then we would love to hear from you!The Merchandise Manager for MMK Women's Ready to Wear is a critical leadership role for the MICHAEL Michael Kors team. This individual will be responsible for architecting a brand-right product assortment for Global Retail business (Lifestyle, E commerce, Outlet) as well as for European wholesale business in order to position MMK for growth in our own retail stores as well as key department and specialty stores throughout the EMEA region. He/she will work closely with the Merchant, Sales, Design and Production teams to ensure customer preferences are considered while balancing the overall brand guidelines and aesthetic with the desired financial objectives.Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:* Lead the development and execution of strategic global assortment based on thorough knowledge of market, brand and business while addressing needs of each region and channel.* Own communication of business needs and partner with management to drive the strategic direction of ready to wear as the key liaison between design, production, merchandising, global retail teams and Europe wholesale sales teams.* Lead the differentiation of assortments by channel (retail vs. department store vs. specialty stores) as well as according to regional needs while maintaining the brand DNA.* Work closely with design and production on costing and product development as well as on quickly adapting on-order for emerging sales trends or declining product categories.* Develop the Global pricing strategy for Retail and Europe to achieve GM targets while aligning with overall Global pricing direction and understanding of competition.* Generate business analyses to track selling, identify key trends and maximize opportunities to achieve continued growth and profitability of the ready-to- wear business.* Responsible for Line Planning, Hind-sighting, Assortment building, Showroom Setup/Sales Meetings, Merchandising Directives, Competitive Shopping Analysis, Long lead time and Liability management.* Effectively manages and supports the career development of direct reports to ensure job satisfaction, retention and to identify and develop bench strength.Requirements:* Bachelor's Degree required* Minimum of 7+ years' experience required; Women's Ready to Wear Merchandising preferred* Experience working in a fashion brand with specific knowledge of Europe Market* Ability to travel at least 4 times a year to Europe for Sales Meetings* Strong communication, organization and analytical skills* Ability to interact with all levels of management and influence others* Proficient in Microsoft Office programs* Strong presentation skills, especially visual presentation (Showroom set up).* Passion for fashionWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate