Merchandise Planning Manager

Do you want to inspire the young fashion-minded to be awesome, proud, and confident? Are you looking for a challenging job in the fashion industry within a fast-growing company with a lot of autonomy and responsibilities? Would you like to lead the merchandise planning team and provide the right analysis so that our buying team can proceed to the best collection? As a senior merchandise planner, you'll be part of team Planning & Analysis and based at our HQ in Zwolle with incredible & talented colleagues. Ready to join us on this journey?


YOU GOT IT!

Let your talents shine brightly! As Merchandise Planning Manager, you will be the analytical conscience of purchasing and planning. But perhaps even more interesting is that you can professionalize this role even to a higher level. We are looking for someone who has the strategic insight to optimize processes, who will further expand and professionalize the team and in addition to this, who is going to strengthen the partnership with procurement. Furthermore you are responsible to execute the purpose by accurate and in-depth analysis of the sales and market figures to create the budgets for buying. You suggest the number of options, pieces, depth, and buying value per product group, you discuss pricing and you are responsible for the end margin and ending inventory. In this way, you make sure to have the right stock with the right prices at the right moment to have the right newness to inspire the fashion minded.


Your responsibilities?

  • Responsibility for the strategic development and performance of the Planning department

  • Work to improve the planning processes, and the ways of working, in line with LOAVIES’ overall governance

  • Setting the strategy on assortment together with planning and buying colleagues

  • Good quality buying budget: you create it, you own it, and you control it

  • Forecasting + periodic reporting on sales, turnover, margin, stock, and intake

  • Timely input for cash flow and P&L purposes

  • Providing structure to the planning and buying team to make sure we have the right product in the right quantities at the right moment

  • Analysis of margin, returns, and stock optimization


BRING YOUR AMBITION

Are you excited to grow with us and ready to take it to the next level at LOAVIES? We hope you bring these skills and experiences with a positive & ambitious attitude:

  • You have 3-5 years of experience in the field of Merchandise / Planning in a fashion environment;

  • Combination of analytical, strategic, and commercial

  • You like to work results-oriented and are numbers-driven

  • You are a strong leader and are driven to coach and mentor your team;

  • You are pragmatic and hands-on and are able to get things done in a dynamic and growing organization.


THIS IS LOAVIES

LOAVIES is driven by its purpose; to inspire the young fashion-minded to be awesome, proud, and confident. As a social media-minded fashion brand, we’re fast, flexible & fierce. With weekly new drops, we love to set the trends. There’s nothing we can’t do: we always bring our A-game. We believe teamwork makes the dream work. Only together can we achieve the most awesome goals ever! We’re focused on international expansion and already have quite a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. With over one million highly active customers, we’re more than ready to take over the world!

LOAVIES VALUES

  • Teamwork makes the dream work - Only together we can achieve the most awesome things.

  • Always hungry for more - There’s nothing we can’t do! We bring our A-game and our ambition.

  • Livin’ in the fast lane - It’s about taking smart decisions, fast execution & always in style.

  • Work hard, play harder - Our squad works hard and thrives on success. We love to celebrate together.

  • You got it. You can make it happen, ‘cause you’re responsible.

  • Honesty is iconic - Speaking the truth is always in style! Stay open-minded & keep it real


WORK HARD, PLAY HARDER

This is what you can expect from working at LOAVIES:

  • 25 vacation days plus an extra day off on your birthday
  • A fully catered healthy lunch every day (Friday is snack day)
  • The chance to join our bootcamp three times a week for free

  • Discount on all of our styles

  • Office cuddles with our office dogs Guusje and Billie


INTERESTED?

Ready to fire up your creative career @LOAVIES and be part of our adventure? Apply for this job ASAP! We look forward to hearing from you! 🙌