Footwear Buyer

Do you like to work in a fast-paced environment and do you have experience as a Footwear Buyer? This opportunity might be the opportunity for you!


For this temporary position we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. This role is a 7 month contract via Adecco for 40 hours per week.


What does the role involve?

As our Footwear Buyer, you will drive the process from line adoption down to in-season trade and be responsible for the Retail KPI’s to your respective area of the business. The goal of the function is to serve our members in the NIKE Direct channels across EMEA with an amazing product assortment, available where they shop, at the right time. The priority of your work therefor will be to build and land a seasonal, member-led assortment framework. Starting point will be the Digital platform, yet encompassing the physical doors in the NIKE fleet with a specific focus on key cities as well as our new retail formats that are being developed to lead a premium marketplace. So in short – we are looking for Merchandising talent that is flexible, collaborative, has a clear understanding of the consumer needs and an eye for product, and loves to drive a smooth process.

If this is you, you will drive the strongest possible product assortment to serve our members in support of the overall NIKE Direct strategy. For this we expect you to build a clear vision and understanding of our consumer mindsets plus our membership strategy, and to land a detailed product assortment with strong focus on innovation, flow, price architecture, seasonality and productivity whilst managing our long term franchises. Your work will become the starting point for the wholesale marketplace units to draft of from. You will leverage our Direct channel results and consumer insights to identify opportunities to adapt business in season, trading the business in close collaboration with cross functional partners, as well as inform future line plans and product adoption.

You will partner closely with the Consumer Merchants responsible for the line planning and seasonal product adoption for our GEO. Driving a retail business you will be strongly connected with Planning to ensure the right depth is set for each respective product to ensure the retail KPI’s are met. Beyond these, you can also think of Brand, Digital Merchandising and Visual Presentation to be your critical counterparts.  

Waar ga je werken?

Why do I want to work here?

Although the current situation is a full work from home situation, the head quarter 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:

  • At least 5 years total experience in (retail) merchandising and/or product creation demonstrating a high level of product, retail and merchandising acumen, coupled with a strong understanding of a digital marketplace
  • Strong team player and ability to work with peers, cross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business within a complex matrix organizational set-up
  • Product aesthetic acumen; experience translating observations of trends, color, materials, and fashion into compelling product and assortment recommendations
  • Inspirational storytelling skills
  • A clear understanding of the EMEA consumer and EMEA marketplace
  • Ability to deliver results against tight and complex timelines with competing priorities
  • Strong business orientation, analytical mindset and retail math
  • Effectively communicate and influence others
  • You have a problem solving and self-starter attitude

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 Terri a call at + 31 6 82 48 19 80. She will be more than happy to support!