Van de Velde
Van de Velde
Van de Velde
Van de Velde
Van de Velde
Van de Velde

Global Product Merchandiser


Fancy a job as a Global Product Merchandiser in fashion? Van de Velde is probably the right fit for you. With over 100 years of experience, Van de Velde creates and produces the famous premium lingerie brands, Marie Jo, PrimaDonna and Andres Sarda. Do you want to be part of one very committed and highly professional team, +1500 employees worldwide? Van de Velde lingerie, listed on the stock exchange for 25 years, continues to grow and is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Commercial Business analyst.

Purpose: 'we ignite the power in women'

In 2022, we defined the Van de Velde purpose: 'we ignite the power in women' from our company values:

We are driven by Passion | We breathe Quality | We are authentic | We focus on Consumers and Customers | We are Entrepreneurial | Together we are Strong.

Van de Velde is a company where employees have always been key. We strongly believe in the power and potential of people, and in the power in women in particular. This is reflected in our relationship with employees, consumers and women in society.

Van de Velde is looking for a stellar candidate to re-enforce our B2C Buying & Merchandising department, focusing on Own & Operated Retail and on cooperation with large accounts such as Department Stores. This is an immediate opening for a fulltime position based in Belgium (HQ Schellebelle + homeworking)

We will prioritize internal candidates until Feb 15.

Je functie

The goal of the role of Global Product Merchandiser is to optimize the assortment and inventory of all Van de Velde D2C doors in both O&O retail as well as in Department Stores. We strive to deliver optimal turnover, sell through and margin to the business and for our business partners.
Main focus countries for this role are Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, UK and USA. You will report to the Head of Retail.

To better understand the challenges in this role, check out following result areas :

Result Area 1 : Budgets

  • Prepare initial seasonal budget and volume in cooperation with the buyer or global account manager, based on business/account plan focussed on turnover, sell through, margin, and brand presentation.
  • Keep track of budget and performance in season.
  • Manage seasonal OTB budgets.
  • Prepare assortment & space planning proposal and align with VM/GAM.

Result Area 2 : Reporting and analysing

  • Analyse, and report on, performance regularly and suggest actions to improve KPI’s. *
  • Do ad hoc analysis where needed.
  • Work closely with our Global Head of Retail and Global Account Team and be a business sparring partner.
  • Cross functional internal reporting (Design, Marketing, Demand Planning).

Result Area 3 : In Season Replenishment

  • Manage weekly/daily replenishment on non-seasonal (NOOS) and seasonal assortment.
  • Keep track and follow up on outstanding orders and auto – replenishment orders.
  • Twice a year perform a complete review (analysis) of the NOOS assortment with buyer/ GAM

Result Area 4 : Stock management: Constant managing levels and distribution of stock

  • Reallocation/consolidation and transfers of stock between stores/global accounts.
  • ​​​​​​​Analyse end of season/ obsolete stock, advise on promotions and liquidations.
  • Support inventory stock count

Result Area 5 : KPI’s: constant managing of all defined KPI’s

  • Report and safeguard turnover, sellthrough, and margin (value and %) in view of overall P&L requirements
  • ​​​​​​​Determine Sale Strategy and Timeline (“critical path”) with respect of turnover, inventory and margin requirements
  • Prepare mark down proposals
  • Daily analysis of mark down performance during the mark down periods
  • Follow up on systems like: BI, EDI flow, price lists import.

Result Area 6 : Self-development

  • Continuously expand knowledge of the industry: competitors' analysis, trend analysis, etc.

This is a role in which you will work inter-departmental and cross-regional with our international Buyer/Global Account Team and Field (operational) support to realize team deliverables against the agreed deadlines. You will also collaborate closely with stores, vendors, BPO and business analyst.

Je profiel

We are looking for you if you recognize yourself in the following profile :

  • Minimum BA degree
  • 3 to 5 years (minimum) of proven relevant experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and a high level of commercial and business awareness
  • Deep level of Excel knowledge and familiarity with BI systems
  • Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Professional English is a pre–requisite. Dutch and German are a plus.
  • Team player able to advice, coach, influence and convince others
  • Mindset for problem solving and working toward continuous improvement
  • Efficient and detail oriented
  • Ability to handle multiple diverse projects in a timely manner

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