Group Merchandising Manager - Dubai

Job Summary:

Direct merchandising functions to develop market driven products that exceed customer/consumer expectations and to create differentiation for Mouawad in the competing market place at targeted costs and margins. Commensurate with agreed upon business plans/strategies for the brand. Direct Visual merchandising aspects, supervise logistics and production units. Monitor, analyze market trends and drive strategic plan based on company goal.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead, influence and motivate a successful and experienced team and ensure the employee turnover is minimal.
  • Responsible for deciding which SKUs to display, what value to keep for each showroom category based on sales data and stock analysis to ensure minimizing inventory and maximizing the ROI (coordinating with Sales & Marketing Managers).
  • Fix the Pricing policy by categories and ensure profit margin is aligned with the Company strategy.
  • Visit regularly to boutiques in order to track and identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT Analysis).
  • Align the production schedule of the Factory with the distribution agenda and ensure appropriate manufacturing goals, design criteria, costs and similar considerations.
  • Review product design to be in line with market trends and sales data.
  • Approve any orders placed are accurate based on the sales analyses. (data & reports)
  • Manage the process of delivery and ensure just in time management is applicable.
  • Product management based on data, feedback of sales team and appropriate allocation of products to promote sales.
  • Set and manage Visual Merchandising guidelines for the group and implement thematic on defined occasions.
  • Monitor the purchasing process of gemstones and diamonds, negotiate the best possible purchase prices and plan the purchases to match with sales.
  • Performs operational analysis of reporting positions to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, timely completion, financial performance and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Data management for ERP system and streamlining the processes to reduce manual workload.
  • Supervise Logistics operations and supply chain to enable the timely product delivery and cost effective operations.
  • Manage the pricing process continuously.
  • Monitor the factory/production operations.
  • Prepare a yearly merchandising report and analyze data to derive direction for following year.
  • The company reserves the right to change your scope of work based on requirements and your capabilities.
  • Handle the product development cycle from a brief to design and then to production.
  • Work with the Sales Team to identify gaps at the boutiques and fill them through orders.
  • Work on lean systems and just in time sourcing to avoid overstocking.
  • Supervise customer special orders by creating BOMs, Customer Proposals, and placing orders at the factory for closed sales. Supervise gemstone purchases if required for order.
  • Development and ordering of all packaging materials.
  • Update AX and MOL merchandise data such as description, photos, marketing collaterals, etc.
  • Assure all products have a proper and updated cost based on current market prices.
  • Create a yearly merchandising plan to set a clear direction for what will be developed and released.
  • Responsible for overseeing the merchandise sold on the website.
  • Responsible for placing order/ Replenishment order based on supporting sales data/stock (to get the signed PO).
  • Prepare and deliver the Merchandising presentation at Management Review Meetings.
Needed Skills and Competencies:
  • With more than 5 years’ experience of related job role
  • Time management skills
  • Analytical Thinking skills
  • Delegation skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Leadership Qualities

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Group Merchandising Manager - Dubai

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