Senior Merchandise Planner

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  • Uren per week
    32-40 uur

How about the following combination; Planning and Merchandise? We got the right position for you, as a Senior Merchandise Planner. I bet you never expected that title!


This is a 6 month contract, intention to extend and for 40 hours per week.


What does the role involve?

As a Senior Assortment Planner for Nike Value, you are responsible for driving profitable growth and operational efficiencies.

As a part of Nike Value Team you will work with our owned outlet stores throughout EMEA. You will be able to unlock the best experience for our Consumers through the Assortment Plans as well as increasing profitability and keeping the marketplace clean.


What will you be doing?

  • Planning: Experience in assortment planning with the ability to apply that knowledge independently in their work. Basic understanding of financial, product, and supply planning. Able to collaborate efficiently with upstream & downstream functions. Aware of emerging trends in planning.
  • Risk management: Escalates risks or opportunities that are grounded in facts and presents options for resolution. Assess risk within business objectives
  • Analytics: You will be responsible for developing Category Assortment Plans (financial and inventory) through a WSSI (weekly sales and stock intake) by Consumer (Mens, Womans, Kids, Jordan) as part of the Category Gameplan. This includes investment proposals on seasonal -Consumer Centric- Category Assortment Plans at line level
  • Insights: Demonstrates strong problem solving & thinking skills by developing accurate plans that optimize trade-offs & outcomes. Thinks beyond prescribed solution & demonstrates industry & market trends to improve business outcomes. Understands retail metrics & business drivers.
  • Consumer focus: You’ll monitor post launch In-Season Trade to deliver seasonal targets for revenue, unit and profitability by analyzing performance of Category Assortment Plans and making tactical adjustments with cross functional partners to leverage opportunities for enhanced profitability and sell through. Drive cross-functional decision making by bringing opportunities and risks to the table in a clear and constructive way
  • Influence: Designs compelling communications that articulate the story and insights with a clear summary of the main ideas.
  • Analyze product & market performance through statistical analysis and data focused decision-making
  • Collaborate with key cross functional partners on pre-season and in-season risks & opportunities

Waar ga je werken?

Why do I want to work here?

Although the current situation is a full work from home situation, 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 online NIKE training Club app and work outs via Zoom 

Wat vragen wij?

This is why the role is a great match for me

  • Several years of experience in Consumer and/or Retail Merchandising/Assortment Planning be crucial.
  • You own WSSI, no question asked.
  • With a consistent track record, you will have strong consumer demand, retail (drivers) math’s, financial planning optimizing margins, inventory planning skills and reporting
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding detailed assortment planning, product affinity as well as higher level Omnichannel Retail and coordinated market place planning strategy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to engage effectively with a broad range of audiences including senior business leaders and direct cross functional teammates.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commercial & Ambitious mind- and skillset, ability to negotiate and trade pre- and in-season
  • A strategic outlook and shown experience leading projects and cross-functional teams, with a track record of overcoming obstacles and challenges to meet business expectations
  • A self-starter mentality and be eager to drive and own end to end communication with results driven, forward thinking and proficient information seeking skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to network, utilize internal and external resources, deliver commitments, and to meet timelines
  • Excellent knowledge of automated planning systems, MS Windows applications, particularly Excel, WSSI, Assortment Planning tools.
  • As a true team player you will demonstrate the ability to work in a cross-functional team, engaging your peers, and have to fun in the process

Sounds great, how do I apply?

Apply now via and share your English resume. 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!