Merchandise Planner Retail

Job Description Merchandise Planner Retail

For an amazing International Fashion Company in Amsterdam, we are looking for a Merchandise Planner for the Retail stores (full price 45 and outlet 40). We need someone who understands the customer needs by Retail channel and regions (EU) and uses this information to make considered commercial decisions on product level that positively impacts the profitability working closely together with the Retail team, Global Merchandising, Allocation team, and Marketing team. You develop and maintain store clusters using store volume, profile, capacity, and performance by gender/product group, seasonality, and region. Can you plan and think ahead and do you love numbers? Read the following!

Tasks and responsibilities of the Merchandise Planner Retail:

  • Establish and monitor store capacity and inventory levels both for our full-price and outlet stores
  • Translates the overall merchandising strategy to assortment strategy to determine the right product mix by channel, hereby focusing and analyzing the right width vs breadth of the collection, maintaining a close eye on the product mix, and incorporating the physical space vs potential to sell to the stores
  • Determine the merchandise strategy per region of each of the channels (geography planning) to create an aligned multi-region assortment mix
  • Determine pre-season OTB by channel and closely align the product department to the right strategy to fulfill OTB for each of the channels
  • Monitors the critical in conjunction with our marketing team and global merchandise and allocation team. Ensuring that deadlines are met and potential problems are identified at the line level. Clearly communicating to management impact on the launch position
  • Constantly review performance to identify and potentialize emerging trends to avoid missed opportunities, closely cooperating with the merchandise planners for other channels and contributing to our weekly trading meetings
  • Forecast on a monthly level on relevant KPIs such as sales, margin, stock, OTB (WSSI)
  • Leverage stock positions between full price and outlet channel to maximize sell-out potential versus stock investment that positively impacts profitability

In this role, you report directly to the Head of Merchandise Planning

Company Profile

This fantastic brand strives to be the most hardcore denim brand in the world. To achieve this, they are looking for hardcore thinkers and do-ers, who dare to create the the future of premium and purposeful denim with them. They are looking for people with big dreams, while keeping their feet on the ground. Those who are not afraid to push the limits. Because they believe there are no limits in what denim can do. They are not shy of a bit of rebellious spirit. Would you like to work in a fast-paced environment? Do you have some experience in Merchandise Planning and do you love numbers? Apply asap!

Job Criteria Merchandise Planner Retail

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.)
  • A minimum of 1-2 experience working as a merchandise planner
  • Excellent skills in Excel (reporting and handling big data amounts, executing pivots, and other analyses)
  • Excellent retail math and analytical skills with a strong link to translate to product
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, written and verbal in English, plus in Dutch
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Experience working with senior leadership possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build strong relationships across the business
  • Shows innovation by challenging existing processes and practices to drive the business forward
  • Working remote is possible if you want (3 days at home and 2 at the office)


North Holland

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Susan Scheffer

Susan Scheffer
Susan Scheffer
Phone +31 (06) 3701 1739
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