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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Finance and Economics
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    Marketing and PR
  • Languages
    English
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    Bachelor
    • Province
      Amsterdam
    • Date Posted
      January 09,2021
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    Merchandise Planner

    Job description

    G-Star strives to be the most hardcore denim brand in the world. To achieve this, we are looking for hardcore thinkers and do-ers, who dare to create the future of premium and purposeful denim with us.

    We are looking for people with big dreams, while keeping their feet on the ground. Those who are not afraid to push the limits, because we believe there are no limits in what denim can do.

    Are you up for the challenge?
    Are you the perfect fit for our team?
    Are you a bit of a rebellious spirit?
    Then we would love to hear from you!

    Here’s what we’ll do together:
    Working as a Merchandise Planner with G-Star means we will expect you to have all the answers when it comes to any numbers related to the product! You will be the analytical counterpart of the merchandising team, work closely with the allocation team and with finance to align financial planning to merchandise planning. The department has a broad scope, but with two key components always present: planning and analysis.

    This role is an interesting next step if you have gained considerable experience on the job in retail or fashion company. Either way, you can expect a steep learning curve, an ever-changing environment and a pivotal role within a leading global denim brand.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Merchandise Planning:
    • Translate financial plans into commercial plans and use this as a starting point for the season
    • Develop global line plans in close cooperation with the Merchandising team to create an multi-region/channel assortment
    • Continuously analyze the line plan to determine the width and breath of the collection and maintain a close eye on the pricing mix
    • Develop the assortment plan (buying plan) to determine the right product for the right channels and stores
    • Forecast sales, stock, markdown and margins (WSSI)
    • Set up and maintain store clustering
    • Determine pre-season OTB and drive the product department into the right strategy to fulfil the OTB
    • Providing analytical support to the entire product department and reporting into management on performance
    Trading:
    • Lead weekly trade meetings and steer the product teams into action
    • Develop weekly trade reporting to get the right information available for the wider organization
    • Analyze performance on Country, Store and SKU level
    • Control warehouse and store inventory levels
    • OTB management in-season following the WSSi

    Profile

    What you bring to the table:
    • Master/Bachelor degree in Business, Strategy or Economics or ample relevant work experience
    • 2-5 years relevant work experience in a similar field
    • You love numbers and data analysis and Excel has no secrets for you
    • Close cooperation with peers to align way of working
    • Cooperate daily with our other departments as well as cross channel teams
    • Experience in WSSi is a plus
    • Fluent in English, preferably also Dutch

    What does G-Star bring to the table:
    Beyond a competitive salary, working at G-Star brings many other perks and exciting opportunities: an awesome and diverse team that collaborates to change the game; a work environment that offers room for fun, inspiration and innovation; a clothing budget; a healthy, fresh and delicious lunch and even discounts in various fitness clubs and last but not least, a discount on a new bicycle.

    What will happen next:
    • We will thoroughly review your CV (English is our corporate language, so please apply in English)
    • When we hopefully find what we are looking for, we will call you for a chat and if it’s a good fit, we’ll plan our first interview
    • Because we’re very curious how you’d survive a mission impossible, we ask you to prepare a real-life business case in a follow-up interview
    • When we’re ready to commit to each other, we’ll finalize the terms we’ve discussed and we’ll explain to you how to order your first pair of jeans from the G-Star employee store. Good luck!

     
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