We are looking for an experienced Merchandiser for Home category
Our Merchandiser is responsible for executing the Home merchandising strategy ensuring seamless delivery aligned with the brand's strategy, business objectives, design direction and global market needs. This position is located at Marimekko´s HQ in Helsinki and will report to the Head of Global Merchandising. The position is a temporary substitution lasting until the end of September 2020.
As a Merchandiser you will facilitate and manage global business from merchandising point of view in order to achieve the Home growth objectives and profit margins for the category. Cross-functional interaction and collaboration with various internal teams is the key in engaging all internal partners into the collection process. Beside the team members within the Merchandising function, your closest partners will be Design and Sourcing teams, Global Retail and Wholesale, Global Marketing and Visual Merchandising. In this role, you need to analyze global sales performance and market trends continuously to be able to transform business insights into actions and strategy for seasonal collection building. Further, it is your responsibility to ensure a balanced product mix offering that addresses both current trends and customer needs and achieves growth objectives, not forgetting a competitive pricing structure for the collections.
To succeed in this crucial role, you need to have gained strong experience in a similar position within a premium brand or retail company. There is a wide range of skills and expertise needed, possibly covering buying and sales/marketing, product development, etc. If you are a goal-oriented merchandising visionary and a team player with an international mindset, you might be the one we are looking for!
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- A minimum of 3–5 years of experience in merchandising in international business
- Analytical skills with a strong knowledge of retail math
- A strong business acumen and very good decision-making skills
- A quick corporate understanding in an organization with a complex value chain and processes
- A good understanding of global consumers, different distribution channels and their needs
- Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and inspire others
- Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English – Finnish is an advantage
- Self-starting, proactive way of working with a can-do attitude
- Willingness to drive change
If this opportunity sparks your interest, please send your application in English, including CV, cover letter and salary expectation at http://company.marimekko.com/careers no later than October 19th, 2019. As we will start reviewing the candidates already during the application period, we advise you to apply as soon as possible. With further questions regarding this position, please contact Anette Odenwall via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).At Marimekko we encourage people to be themselves. We believe in fairness and doing things together, using common sense and finding joy in our work. If you connect with these values and have the right background, we will offer you a unique opportunity to work in an exciting international business environment with an iconic Finnish brand.