Head of Merchandising - RTW Contemporary brand

£65000 - £75000 per annum
  1. Permanent
  2. London
  3. Merchandising
  4. £70,000 - £79,999
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Are you a Head of Merchandising who loves planning strategy on a global scale and has an eye for contemporary RTW design? This is such a rare role and an opportunity for you to initiate strategy and work closely with the design team. It is key you understand and are interested in current WRTW trends.

You will form an integral part of the management team and involved from concept of the collection through to launch.

As Head of Merchandising you will:

  • Contribute in product review meetings
  • Range planning - respecting the brand vision, understanding the aesthetic and bearing in mind the margin, historical sale and market feedback
  • Work closely with all team especially the Design team - you need to have an eye for print and colour
  • Set target costs and global retail prices to reach the company margin requirement whilst staying true to the brand positioning.
  • Identifying exclusive product for retail and key wholesale accounts
  • Create line sheets, communicate changes, and allocate samples
  • Track and analyse retail sales
  • Own the critical path to ensure the business is tracking correctly to the agreed development cycle

You must have:

  • 7+ years in Merchandising in a management / Head of role
  • It is essential you live and breath contemporary RTW - understand current trends and have a sympathetic eye
  • Highly analytical
  • Calm and considered - with a strong presence

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