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Philips

Merchandise Planner Manager

Posted Jan 5, 2021
Project ID: PHILJP00022508
Location
Amsterdam
Duration
3 months
(Jan 4, 2021 - Apr 15, 2021)
Hours/week
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
48 - 74 €/hr

As the Merchandising Planning Manager you together with the digital merchandising manager drive the daily sales for the European market on the Philips web shop across Europe. You will recap and analyze the business against the financial plan, and forecast sales on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis by collaborating with the customer demand planner and digital merchandising manager. You will be presenting financial plans, forecasts and strategies in key meetings to drive the category plan for the year for E-commerce.


Set up and drive the forecasting and planning process for Europe in PH E-commerce.


Provide forecasts on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis to ensure the customer demand planner can secure availability


You´ll proactively report on the health of the business and facilitate smart business decisions, communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to managers and cross-functional team members on a weekly basis.


You´ll collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge.


In addition, you´ll participate in an integrated account team with the digital merchandising manager, the customer demand planner and traffic manager, supporting and fostering an open and inclusive environment that adopts diversity, encourages accountability, and drives toward results. Analyze seasonal activity and using sell through analysis to identify when levels/ stock needs to be reduced to manage phase outs. Continuously seeking to improve reports and processes and challenge the status quo.


Generic KARs:

Set up and drive the forecasting and planning process for Europe in PH E-commerce.


Provide forecasts on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis to ensure the customer demand planner can secure availability


You'll proactively report on the health of the business and facilitate smart business decisions, communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to managers and cross-functional team members on a weekly basis.


You'll collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge.


In addition, you'll participate in an integrated account team with the digital merchandising manager, the customer demand planner and traffic manager, supporting and fostering an open and inclusive environment that adopts diversity, encourages accountability, and drives toward results.


Analyze seasonal activity and using sell through analysis to identify when levels/ stock needs to be reduced to manage phase outs.


Continuously seeking to improve reports and processes and challenge the status quo.


A Bachelor/Masters degree (business, marketing or similar);


Experience in merchandising planning company planning, merchandising or allocation


Experience in e-commerce, with a leading online/multi-channel/vertical retailer


Ability to work at a fast pace with agility


Retail Math including intricacies of sales, gross margin, retail and financial experience, understanding and familiarity of retail planning software


PC literate with working knowledge of Excel including setting up spreadsheets, formulas, etc.


Ability to influence and build strong working relationships


Considerable business acumen and commercial thinking


Fluent in English

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