Demand Planner


We are looking for you!


We are looking for a Demand Planner to join the Headquarter of Nike in Hilversum. This is a temporary role for 6 months. The function is for 40 hours per week.


What does the role involve?

In this role you will build product-level depth and breadth plans to meet consumer demand, while improving full-price realization and inventory efficiency. In partnership with Product Merchandising and Marketing, you will help advise the Consumer/Product Engine architecture framework (including units, revenue, margin and number of consumer choices) at regular touchpoints.


As a Demand Planner, you will provide information, analysis and recommendations to drive planning decisions during all phases of seasonal product creation. You will utilize sophisticated forecasting techniques to analyze market and product trends to develop seasonal demand forecasts and long range plans.


You will have the opportunity to develop detailed product demand plans that meet seasonal and revenue targets. Be responsible for the planning processes to meet multi-season calendar timelines, ensure data integrity and continually improve forecast accuracy.


Responsibilities include:

  • Land the seasonal plan for a specific gender/dimension at style/color/size in alignment with merchandising and guided by the consumer strategy
  • Drive the consumer Franchise/key classification Stock & Sales Planning for the EMEA marketplace, supporting the Consumer Franchise management strategy
  • Analyze demand information, product, market & platform performance through point of sales data, statistical analysis and data focused decision-making toolsets
  • Collaborate with key x-functional partners to deliver a meaningful perspective on pre-season and in-season risks & opportunities
  • Join assortment conversation with the x-functional Marketplace team to drive right consumer demand plans
  • Own the EMEA Consumer Responsive Plans across the Nike Consumer Code
  • Be responsible for the Demand plan that triggers the Supply signal, submit/update in APO DP at key dates
  • Foster an end-to-end process improvement approach to adjust ways of working and embed the retail planning fundamentals
  • Ensure a smooth execution of plan in the system

Waar ga je werken?

Why do I want to work here?

Although the current situation is a full work from home situation, the NIKE EHQ is based on an inspiring campus in Hilversum. A dynamic, energizing place to work that reflects the values and spirit of the brand. Colleagues from all over the world and located in and amongst numerous parks, cycling lanes and running tracks. Furthermore, this package includes:

  • 25 vacation days if you work 40 hours per week a full year
  • Commuting allowance EUR 0.19 cent per km/max of EUR 6 net per day
  • 8.33% holiday allowance
  • After 26 work weeks participation in pension plan
  • Free access to the online learning platform Adecco Academy
  • Free access to NIKE online training Club app and work outs via Zoom  

Wat vragen wij?

This is why the role is a great match for me:

  • Planning: experience in assortment planning (demand planning), ability to apply that knowledge independently in your work. Basic understanding of financial-, product and supply planning. Able to collaborate optimally with up- & downstream functions. Aware of emerging trends in planning
  • Risk management: bring up risks or opportunities that are grounded in facts, present options for resolution. Assess risk within business objectives
  • Analytics: leverages statistical forecasting, data science and new ways of thinking to develop plans and drive better decisions. Expand existing frameworks to do analysis in a logical structure. Expertise in Excel or other data modeling application
  • Insights: demonstrate strong problem solving & critical thinking skills by developing validated plans that optimize trade-off & outcomes. Think beyond prescribed solution, demonstrates industry & market trends to improve business outcomes. Understand retail metrics & business drivers
  • Consumer focus: understand consumer needs & marketplace from available data and able to link plan with market trends. Awareness of product portfolio and strategy, including expectations around consumer response, growth opportunities and product lifecycle
  • Story telling: craft compelling communication that articulate the story and insights with a clear summary of the main ideas. Strive for a clear and inspiring vision that others can relate to
  • Influence: connect with visibility and confidence in order to gain agreement and alignment amongst a broad range of partners. Listen actively & make insightful contributions to advance the conversation


 Sounds great, how do I apply?

Apply now via or if you need more information about the team, the company, the role; feel free to give Marc a call at +31 (0)6 13443231. He will be more than happy to support!