Our client is a very successful and long-established retailer who is now looking for a Head of Buying and Merchandising (M/F)
This is an exciting time to join this business as they are expanding in Luxembourg.
The main objective of this position is to support the Managing Director in terms of driving the commercial strategy and tactics relating to the non food department.
The position involves leading and developing the buying & merchandising staff, and supports them achieving their targets. Furthermore, as the head of buying & merchandising you will have to take care of delivering on the creative strategy of the company, find / foster / drive relationships with key suppliers - focused on delivering unique / exclusive ranges - and support an inspiring shop environment.
- Support the implementation of the Business Strategy and ensure all commercial strategies and activities
- Lead and manage the Buying & Merchandising department store organization which includes the non food units: Fashion, Deco, Design, Flowers, Toys, and Books
- Accountable for Sales, Margin & Net Margin contribution, and Supplier Management
- Provide input on the creative agenda / catalogue and drive & execute the agreed creative agenda
- Drive the Commercial Agenda in line with Business Strategy
- Drive Best in Class Supplier Management incl. ensuring Logistic Service Standards of suppliers are in line with the standards
- Ensure compliance with the Format & Brand Standards
- Play a key part in managing the change agenda
- Experience in the retail industry
- Experience in buying and merchandising, in the fashion sector preferably
- Highly aware of trends influencing fashion and interior design
- Good leadership and you are able to manager people
- Very good communication skills and a good customer mindset
- Analytical eye and great stakeholder management skills
- Tenacity to ensure objective are met
- Fluent in English and French and you are mobile in Luxembourg
If you are interested in this offer, please send you application to Géraldine PIMENTEL SPIES.