Merchandising Manager

  • Locatie
    Hilversum
  • Vakgebied
    Administratief
  • Uren per week
    32-40 uur

Feel like supporting the world’s biggest sport brand and work your magic in merchandising and E-commerce? We got the right position for you, as a Merchandising Manager. We are looking for someone who can in August. The role is for 40 hours per week, for 8 months initially.


What does the role involve?

We are looking for an experienced digital retail merchandising leader to join our team as Merchandising Manager for our Western Europe Digital Direct business.


The Merchandising Manager will drive the buying process for Converse’s own e-commerce channel and will require merchandising excellence in the development of customer-focused product strategies, delivering consumer/product insights and building digital consumer-right assortments.


The candidate needs to have the ability to manage through change, lead and inspire their team, whilst working closely with key partners across the WE Digital, Geography and Global teams to deliver profitable growth in a dynamic trading environment.

To be successful in this role, we require someone with Direct-to-Consumer retail experience within a digital business, leading and developing high performing teams.

This role reports directly into the GM of Digital, Western Europe and will be part of the Digital Leadership team.


What will you be doing?

If this is you, you’ll demonstrate product aesthetic and apply retail acumen, whilst partnering cross functionally to deliver a profitable customer led digital experience across multiple markets.

Your key areas of focus will be:


  • Strategic Vision - Develop and execute a product strategy for our Digital Direct business across footwear, apparel and accessories in order to deliver digital customer-right online product assortments. Drive this strategy in the key gates and deliverables in our seasonal gameplan.
  • Serve Demand – Partner with the Digital Planning team and collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure that Converse.com has the right product, with the right volumes, at the right time to meet current consumer demand as well as connecting new audiences to the brand. Use past-season hindsighting, trend analysis and brand product strategy to inform the seasonal assortment plan.
  • Insights led approach –Leverage customer data and trend insights to develop product roadmaps and key category plans that meet Digital Direct growth objectives. Influence product creation through global and local product engines with a customer insights driven approach.
  • Drive for results - Ensure product revenue is maximized to serve customer demand at the best possible margin. Create various analyses throughout the season to review sales results, pricing architecture and product assortment performance. Orchestrate in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and markdowns.
  • Obsess Storytelling – drive customer journeys from concept to in-season trade via the go-to-market process. Ensure that Digital Direct is the best expression of the brand in the geography. Partner with Digital Experience and Digital Marketing teams to craft the customer journey roadmap for each season. Lead communication of category buying strategies and initiatives to business partners in the digital team, the geography and global counterparts
  • Leadership – Inspire, motivate and develop a diverse and inclusive team to deliver a best in class product experience for our customer, driving profitable and productive growth for the W.E digital business.


Waar ga je werken?

Why do I want to work here?

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. Nike maintains a hybrid working model, 3 days in the office, 2 days from home. 

  • 25 vacation days if you work 40 hours per week a full year
  • Commuting allowance of €0.23 cent per km/max of €23 net per office day
  • Work from home allowance of €5 per day on days you are working from home
  • 8.33% holiday allowance
  • After 8 work weeks participation in pension plan
  • 25% discount in the employee store
  • Free access to the online learning platform Adecco Academy
  • Access to the gym facilities on campus


Wat vragen wij?

This is why this role is a great match for me

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising or related field required.
  • 10+ years relevant work experience in merchandising, digital retail and/or GMM functional role.
  • Minimum 4 years experience of leading diverse teams of 4 people or more
  • Leadership behavious required: managing ambiguity, strategic vision and effective teamwork.
  • Fully proficient in assortment planning, retail acumen, marketplace knowledge, consumer insights and line planning.
  • Proven ability to ideate and apply creative thinking, including digital execution concepts in partnership with Site Experience and Marketing.
  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ambitious, autonomous and information seeking attitude.

Sounds great, how do I apply?

Apply now via the green button. If you need more information about the team, the company, the role; feel free to send an email to nike@adecco.nl. The team will be more than happy to support!