• 25 mei 2024
  • vacaturenummer: 636532

Are you interested in working for the most iconic and well-loved sneaker brand in the world? For the brand Converse we are looking for a Lead Marketplace Planner to join the Converse Western European Marketplace Planning & Analytics team.

The Converse Marketplace Planning & Analytics team unleashes the power of information and data to forecast, predict, and obsess Converse's consumer demand.

We are looking for someone that can start as soon as possible. It is a role for 40 hours a week, till the end of the year.

Salary based on experience

Temporary role till the end of the year

40 hours a week

Nike's European Headquarters in Hilversum

Working for the well-loved sneakerbrand Converse!

We are looking for an experienced Lead Marketplace Planner.

This role requires you to be agile and roll-up your sleeves. You have a passion for data and can
identify trends and synthesize data into key highlights and action plans. The ideal candidate will be
passionate about evolving the business forward, expanding & building cross-functional partnerships,
and thrive in a dynamic & fast-paced environment.

Below you will find more requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education, experience and training;
  • 5+ years of experience in merchandise planning, digital planning, or business planning;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the pureplay wholsesale business and partners as strong plus;
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling and problem-solving skills;
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once and ability to manage through ambiguity in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong leadership behavior required in embracing and leading change, act with courage and ensure accountability;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence across diverse audiences.

The Converse Marketplace Planning & Analytics team unleashes the power of information and data to
forecast, predict, and obsess our consumer demand. These insights drive decisions and plans that help to ensure our consumer has access to the products they want, when they want them, and how they want to get them. Nike works closely with numerous x-functional partners including commercial, product, and finance teams to integrate these plans and shape decisions that impact the marketplace across seasons and quarters.

We’re looking for a Lead, Marketplace Planner to join the Converse Western European Marketplace Planning & Analytics team.
This data minded role is responsible for planning a portfolio of strategic accounts in the wholesale
business, collaborates with x-functional stakeholders to forecast and predict consumer demand, partner to create product, marketplace, and inventory plans, drive clarity to our results, and partner with analytics teams to drive data strategies that service the needs of Converse's marketplace.

You’ll be working across the Western Europe geography to elevate the forecasting process and lead the daily business management to increase profitability within the financial & inventory targets.

Below you will find some of your tasks:

  • Lead seasonal product and business plan development for a portfolio of strategic wholesale accounts. Build forecasts by season and merchandise product category;
  • Lead, prepare, and present current business in comparison to trend, plan, and forecast for weekly, monthly and quarterly business reviews;
  • Analyze and identify risks and opportunities to adapt the current business and provide insights to tailor future assortments and buy placements;
  • Actively engage with team members to identify opportunities and efficiencies within Converse's business processes;
  • Drive cross-channel collaboration within the integrated marketplace to enhance profitability through shared inventory strategies;
  • Partner across multiple levels within Commercial, Planning and Merchandising teams across the seasonal planning;
  • Partner with the Analytics team to create reporting and tools to provide visibility and improve operational performance.

You will report to the Director, Marketplace Planning, Wholesale in Western Europe. This role will
heavily collaborate across the Western Europe team to drive & optimize the current business.

Born in
sports and made for the street, Converse is a place to explore your potential, obliterate boundaries
and push out the edges of what can be. We seek people who can lead, grow, think, dream, and
create. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. Converse seeks
achievers, leaders, and visionaries. At Converse, it’s about each person bringing their authentic self,
skills, and passion to serve the daring spirit of youth.

You will work at the Nike European Headquarters in Hilversum. It is a dynamic, energizing place to work that reflects the values and spirit of the brand. Your colleagues come from all over the world, the team is diverse.
Nike maintains a hybrid working model, 3 days in the office, 2 days from home.

  • Access to the gym facilities on campus;
  • Commuting allowance of € 0,23 per km;
  • 25 vacation days if you work 40 hours per week a full year;
  • Diverse team;
  • Work from home allowance of €5 per day on days you are working from home;
  • Nike maintains a hybrid working model, 3 days in the office, 2 days from home;
  • 8.33% holiday allowance

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