Innovative, uncompromising, romantic, provocative, upholding the power of emotion and the touch of the human hand: these are all elements that describe the fashion of the house of Alexander McQueen. The brand is synonymous with modern British couture, renowned for its strong identity and celebration of unbridled creativity. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: femininity and masculinity, fragility and strength, tradition and modernity. Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, the house produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by unparalleled vision and respect for craftsmanship. Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear in 2000 and was appointed Creative Director in 2010. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Among the greatest fashion designers of his time, the legacy of his work lives on.
Alexander McQueen is currently looking for a driven Outlet Merchandising Planner who will report to the Financial Merchandising Planning Manager as part of our dynamic London team.
You will be responsible for driving the outlet stock and sales strategy to maximise outlets sales potential and effectively use the network as a vehicle for stock clearance (within the parameters of the financial targets set by the business).
You will manage stock and sales forecasting and analytical documentation for the outlet network.
Responsible for distributing the top line budget by store down to category level for use in sales and stock forecasting.
Responsible for forecasting sales for the outlet network down to category level.
Responsible for forecasting the outlets stock position down to category level.
Work with regional managers and outlet managers to drive assortment planning and distribution of floor space by outlet.
You will Identify where there is stock requirements in the outlet network and work with the various teams to address them (Through markdown strategy, made for outlets production etc.).
Driving and setting the allocation targets by category to ensure outlets receive stock required to achieve budgets.
Work with the allocation team to ensure the effective distribution of stock to each region.
Store visits and regular sales and stock update meetings with the outlets to track performance vs targets and adjust strategy where necessary.
Responsible for driving pricing and margin in the outlets network. Pricing strategy should satisfy financial and commercial targets whilst effectively helping the outlets to clear stock and achieve sales budgets.
You will Identify excess stock in the outlet network and proposing actions to clear the stock whilst remaining within the financial guidelines set by the business.
Work with the buying, merchandising, finance and planning teams to drive markdown strategy and manage the flow of goods from full price stores to the outlet network.
Your Skills and Experience
Strong Analytical Skills
Strong Organisational and Planning skills
Strong use of Microsoft Office - Excel, Powerpoint
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to drive new processes
Strong understanding of end to end merchandise lifecycle
Strong merchandising experience within an outlet environment
Experience working with product and store assortments
Experience of working with sales targets and budgets
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.