How efficient in collection management are you and your team members?
As a merchandiser, your core responsibility ties back to efficiency and insights – how quickly you are able to deliver a relevant, appealing collection within short time frames. But as a leader, you’re responsible for ensuring your team’s success through continuous improvement. To further complicate matters, in today’s fashion industry context, timelines are shorter and budgets are tighter as speed-to-market continues to increase and consumer expectations rise for quality, fit and price. You need an adaptive approach that is able to keep up.
In short, in order to excel in merchandising today, you need to:
- Meet extremely tight deadlines because of shorter trend cycles
- Work with other teams involved in the design-to-production process
- Stay relevant by identifying and jumping on the right trends
- Analyze product data coming from all parts of the lifecycle and sales data from retail touchpoints to make better-informed decisions about your future collections