Manager Merchandise Planning & Allocation - Warmond

All jobs Print Apply


Active since 18-07-2018 Job category Sales - Retail
Location Warmond Level Manager
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 0 Salary -
Manager Merchandise Planning & Allocation

We’re looking for a Manager Merchandise Planning & Allocation that lives and breathes the surf and snow lifestyle ready for the challenge of working with the world’s first surf company.

As Manager Merchandise Planning & Allocation you head the Merchandise Planning & Allocation team, responsible for pre-season planning and in-season management of allocation and stock availability to maximize sales and margins across channels. The MP&A department provides services to O’Neill Retail, Outlets, Online business and Consignment Partners.

Your responsibilities

  • Lead the Merchandise Planning & Allocation team, guiding and coaching 6 team members in learning and achieving their business and personal goals.
  • Pre-season development of channel budgets and financial merchandise plans in cooperation with Retail/Sales Management and Finance.
  • Contribute to the seasonal Business Plan per channel where guidelines are set for price point strategy, sizing, collection width and depth, promotions, brand mix, gender mix.
  • Focus on pre-seasonal Intake Plans and in-season stock management to ensure maximized stock availability across channels and meet close stock targets.
  • Ongoing contribution to improve working processes and tools within the team and the company.
  • Participate in designing, building and maintaining Excel tools to support the merchandise planning and allocation workflow, e.g Assortment Plans, Allocation Plans, WSSI and seasonal analysis packs.
  • Provide relevant and accurate analysis and reporting on business results and stock forecasting, feeding cross-functional checkpoints throughout the season.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Country Managers, Commercial Directors, Product Merchandising, Demand Planning, Logistics and Customer Services.

What are we looking for

  • Bachelor degree in business, economics or similar educational background
  • 7+ years’ experience in the area of (merchandise) planning, allocation, supply chain or related work field preferably in sports or fashion industry
  • Strong analytical skills and high accuracy
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Understanding of ERP and reporting systems
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal; German is preferred
  • Experience in the area of buying is considered to be an advantage
  • Hands-on mentality


Please send in your resume and motivation letter by using the apply button below.

What does O’Neill offer?

A challenging position in a dynamic and young environment. We have short communication lines, encourage new ideas and offer a creative place to work.

O’Neill, the original Californian surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 and can be found all over the world. O’Neill Europe is responsible for the design of the European collection, sourcing of the collection in the Far East and sales throughout Europe, partly through wholly owned subsidiaries and partly through distributors. The company is headquartered in Warmond, the Netherlands.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.


More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Sales - Retail
Industry / Industries Retail / Wholesale
Region Zuid-Holland
Keywords Merchandise management, Merchandiser, Planner, Retail, Manager, O'Neill, Vacature, Planning

Contact information

Name Jose Merx