Merchandise Planner – Digital

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION We are currently looking for a Merchandise Planner - Digital to drive all planning activities for the fast-growing Digital cluster. The position is based in our European headquarters in Diegem, Belgium. In this role you will develop a demand plan and provide strong analytical skills to inform the buys for and the key digital accounts (Zalando, Amazon, Asos). You are also a key stakeholder in influencing financial target discussions and product assortments, and you’ll act as a trusted advisor to the Digital team (Merchandise & Sales) to support its strategy and vision. This position is responsible for working with sales, allocation, and inventory management to translate strategic direction & line productivity expectations to customer. Responsibilities: • Collaborate with Digital Merchants to develop regional category productivity targets (assortment architecture) • Collaborate with Merchants & Sales to validate top-down targets • Develop bottom-up sales & inventory product plan for key account and owned website • Manage reconciliation between bottom-up plans and targets • Work with inventory management to ensure consistent in-season allocation & replenishment • Partner with Merchants to manage product lifecycle • Conduct quantitative analysis and insights to optimize line profitability, monetize new opportunities and identify risks • Providing input to the development of wholesale planning reporting and analytics activities to ensure account productivity and inventory investment. • Provide recommendation on stock management to maximize sales, margins and minimize excess stock Education: • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience • Minimum 3 years of experience in a planning function, preferably in apparel. Experience in a digital department or innovative Company is a strong asset • Fluent English (written and spoken), German language is a plus • Demonstrated forecasting/planning expertise and experience in the apparel industry preferred • Proven experience understanding retail planning and executing exceptional quantitative skills • Strong organizational skills, self-motivated, and focused on meeting deadlines • Effective multi-tasker, with strong ability to interact with multi-functional stakeholders • Demonstrated innovative problem solving and partnering skills. • Skilled team member who possesses exceptional analytical, communication and influencing skills • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact across the organization Travel: ~10% What we offer: • An opportunity to build a career with a world-renowned, historic fashion brand that lives by its values and is growing significantly • A diverse, international environment of smart, inspiring people • A fun, creative, modern casual dress culture LOCATIONZaventem, BelgiumFULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time