Senior Merchandiser

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Hunkemöller is searching for a Passionate, Highly Analytical and Commercial Senior Merchandiser / Planner; to be part of our dynamic Merchandising function.

The key objective of this role is to lead the team to deliver Sales, Stock, Markdown & Profit plans for your department.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Develop & plan in-conjunction with Buying & Design a Product strategy for your Department/Product Group
  • Working with Buying & Design, build a balanced collection that is in line with our customer expectations & Brand Strategy
  • Responsible for the Financial planning of your Department/Product Group
  • Setting up Yearly, Half & Quarterly financial plans, in line with Budget & presenting these to Senior Management team.  
  • Responsible for the Option, Width and Depth Plan, taking into account historical performance & company strategy
  • Ensuring that brought Size Ratios have taken into account differences across Countries, Product shapes & Market/Brand opportunities/Strategies
  • Responsible for planning & managing departmental stock levels, across all customer touch points, Own Stores, Own Ecommerce & Concession partners
  • Manage the OTB & In-season Trading, identifying risk & opportunities to minimize risk & maximize business sales & profitability
  • Working alongside, Branch Merchandising ensuring the Allocation plan takes into account Commercial activities & departmental strategies  
  • Leading, coaching & managing direct report, ensuring overall team has clarity & direction on daily/weekly priorities
  • Working with your team, L&D & other business resources identify & action key development areas for your team members  
  • Drive change within the business, proposing new ways of working/planning & seeing this through to implementation
  • Work on Business related projects as required  

The role will include the following merchandising processes:

  • Wssi  management – Planning & reforecasting, Weekly Sales, Stock, Intake, markdown & profitability
  • Managing slow sellers and recommending remedial actions such as Promotions, Re-pricing or Markdown 
  • Providing the buying team with a Merchandise framework, Option plan, Average depth, Key Attribute targets i.e Colour, Price points &/or Fashionability level
  • Understanding sales/profit plan and the implications of current trading
  • Drive future performance by reviewing forward commitment based upon current performance take/recommend actions to maximize sales opportunities &/or minimize MD risk
  • Identifying and costing markdown recommendations to present & review with the Senior Management team
  • Run & analyze weekly Trading reports to inform trading decisions/actions, discussed during the Weekly Trading Meeting
  • Analyzing, reviewing & advising on clearance strategies to reduce the level of Terminal Stock

Our ideal candidate for this planner role:

  • Has at least 5 years’ proven merchandising experience within a fashion retailer
  • Has a strong commercial acumen with excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Enjoys working collaboratively, as part of a team and building strong working relationships
  • Has knowledge in using Business analytical tool (SAP BW, MicroStrategy, Business Objectives), Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills and very good English language skills, both written and verbal
  • Is self-confident, fun, passionate about Retail and Merchandising
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic & fun environment

Hunkemöller is a place for people who have a passion for creating great products and world-class service for our end-consumer and colleagues. We encourage a culture where people can grow and become our future stars; a culture that is perfect for those wanting the opportunity to develop themselves and their teams.

Hunkemöller's USPs are many however, at the heart of what makes us special is a commitment to World-Class service, whatever the channel and wherever the store. This commitment extends to how we work with each other and creating a World-Class working environment. Hunkemöller is certified TOP EMPLOYER of the Netherlands 2023, which underlines our people initiatives and achievements.

If you want to join our growing Hunkemöller headquarters team, click on 'apply' to hand in your CV or LinkedIn profile details (in English).

Nick Bailey
Global Merchandising, Planning and Distribution Director

"We now move to operational leadership for every part of the logistics model - from sourcing and shipping to a single inventory view with its many customer and business benefits."
One-third of every Euro we spend is on product – and we always make sure that the money is well spent. Our merchandising skills have made us market leaders in mainland Europe and industry best practice supports our buying process – so we always deliver the products our customers need. With more than 3,500 styles a year in production and lead times of up to nine months, careful planning and detailed analysis are essential to get the right stock to the right place – and at the right price too.

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Your benefits if you join a TOP EMPLOYER:

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Internal Learning Platform

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Flexible Working Hours

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Dynamic and Fast-Paced Environment

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Restaurant on site with freshly-made food

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Lifestyle Workshops

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Collective Company Insurance Discount

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Support in Travel Expenses

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Community Events

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Pension Support

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Staff Discount

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Performance Reviews

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Hybrid Working Module & Home Office Allowance

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