Senior Merchandise Planner

Job description

Are you looking for a challenging job in the fashion industry within a fast-growing company with a lot of independence and responsibilities? Does it also seem super challenging to you, together with the head of planning & analysis, to play an important role in further professionalization and optimization of merchandise planning? Then we just might be a match!

The job

You are part of the merchandise planning team and you work closely with our buying and production team. As a Senior Merchandise Planner within LOAVIES you are responsible for turnover and production planning and the numerical composition of the collection. Based on analyzes of sales and market figures, you determine the collection size in terms of options, pieces, depth and purchase value per product group, you determine the pricing and you are responsible for the margins. You are also responsible for stock and intake. Based on your expertise and analysis, you advise our buying and production team to achieve the objectives together.



  • Developing the strategy for your product groups;

  • Forecasting sales, turnover, margin, stock and intake;

  • Taking care of and monitoring the purchasing budget in your product groups and being in close contact with the buyers for an optimal implementation of the budget (pre- and inseason / OTB);

  • Monitoring stock / sales ratios based on daily sales figures;

  • Ensure periodic reports for insight into sellthrough, turnover, margin, stock and intake;

  • Provide the purchasing team with proposals regarding bestsellers and slow movers (reorder / discount / reshoot);

  • Tracking of and providing input for discount policies/promotional activities in your groups;

  • Thinking along and taking the initiative for an efficient working method within the merchandise planning department.

What we ask for

  • You have at least 4-5 years of relevant work experience in the field of Merchandise / Planning in a fashion environment;

  • You have a degree in higher professional education or equivalent ability;

  • You are incredibly driven and have a real winners mentality;

  • You are accurate and stress resistant;

  • You are very comfortable with numbers/figures, have good analytical skills and you are result-oriented

What we offer you

  • Market-based salary based on your work experience and education level;

  • Flexible working hours and the option to work from home, but we prefer to see you at our office most days of the week;

  • An inspiring working environment at our head office in Zwolle, surrounded by talented colleagues and our two office dogs: Billie and Guusje;

  • The possibility to participate in our bootcamp three times a week for free;

  • A fully catered lunch, everyday;

  • Staff discount on all our items for you or possibly your partner;

  • A challenging job with a lot of variety in your tasks and the opportunity to develop yourself even further within this challenging industry.