Manager Merchandise Planner

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Date: Nov 19, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1013 BC

Company: ESPRIT Europe GmbH

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ESPRIT employees capture the mischievous, innovative and creative spirit of the brand. We are led by “rules don’t apply” attitude and our employees bring their diverse skillsets to the table without adhering to the strict departmental silos and the rigid role descriptions. Our team members thrive on innovation and creativity and are masters of their subject areas.

We are a globally growing and evolving company, and each employee is a key stakeholder, making decisions every day that directly impact our overall vision and direction. At ESPRIT, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution at the start of an iconic brand’s global return.


Come join us as 

Manager Merchandise Planner 

(27751 )



As the Merchandise Planning Manager at Esprit Amsterdam, you will take on a leadership role in our merchandising operations. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, you will leverage your extensive experience to develop strategic merchandise plans, optimize inventory levels, and align with our future growth objectives.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive merchandise strategies that align with Esprit regional merchandising and financial goals.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze historical data and market trends, providing sophisticated business insights to drive decision-making.
  • Proactively identify potential risks and opportunities within the product assortment, working closely with the Merchandising team to mitigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Oversee inventory management, ensuring optimal stock levels are maintained to meet market demands and achieve business objectives.
  • Contribute to the formulation and communication of strategies that support Esprit Amsterdam's future merchandising objectives.
  • Develop and execute item-level promotional and markdown strategies on a weekly basis, contributing to sales optimization.



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Merchandise Planning, with at least 2 years in a managerial capacity within the fashion or retail industry.
  • Strong proficiency in analyzing complex datasets using advanced analytical techniques to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively, influence, and manage cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds (NA, EU, and APAC).
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving, continuously seeking opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and streamline processes.
  • In-depth understanding of key financial metrics such as sales, gross margin, weeks of supply, inventory turnover, and sell-through, with a proven track record of influencing these metrics.
  • Exceptional multitasking abilities, enabling effective prioritization in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, while meeting deadlines with a sense of urgency.
  • Proficient in navigating ambiguity, skilled at creating clarity and efficient processes to drive tangible results.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to maintaining accuracy across all tasks.
  • Advanced expertise in Excel, including pivot tables and vlookups, for data analysis and insightful reporting.
  • Familiarity with various planning and merchandising systems and databases.


Join Esprit Amsterdam:

If you are an accomplished, detail-oriented, and analytically adept professional with a passion for the fashion industry, Esprit Amsterdam invites you to lead our merchandise planning efforts. Your strategic acumen and visionary leadership will contribute to the continued success of our merchandise planning and financial goals. Apply now to embark on a transformative journey with us in shaping the future of fashion retail.


Are you a good match for this Job?

Then please submit an application with your salary expectations and an indication of your earliest starting date. For further questions feel free to contact Tatiane Tabidze .