Buying & merchandising

Head of group merchandise planning


Our client, an innovative lifestyle brand, is looking for a strategic and operational senior merchandiser/planning manager.

The ideal profile will have both, head office and a consulting background with leading consultancy firms.



- Ensuring the correct definition and implementation of global Brand & Channel assortment policies in line with the strategic and financial objectives of the Board

- Ensuring the correct planning and implementation of a Group-wide purchasing budget in accordance with the strategic and financial objectives of the Board

- Ensuring quality & timing of the global, cross-functional E2E Merchandise & Assortment Planning process

- Ensuring the correct definition of inventory targets for the company portfolio managers (central + de-central) in accordance with the strategic and financial objectives of the Management Board; Ensuring the achievement of the groups goal in cooperation with all stakeholders

- Ensuring a correct, uniform goods-economic reporting of all channels

- Further development of planning methods, tools & systems; ensuring roll-out of consistent standards & tools across all channels and geographies


- Master or equivalent degree in business administration or a comparable degree program

- Several years of operational experience in Channel Sales Planning; optimal: Planning experience in min. 2 different "controlled" sales channels (for example Full Price Retail + E-Commerce)

- Operational experience in planning global brand or product budgets

- Experience in managing a global, cross-functional end-to-end assortment and merchandise planning process

- Deep experience in development & implementation of planning tools and IT solutions, e.g. in the role of a "business" or "stream lead"

- Experience in the creation and further development of economic reporting

- Leadership experience

- Experience in dealing with C-Level contact persons

- Project management experience (internally, as well as in cooperation with external partners)

- Fluent English

- High analytical / analytical ability

- Clear communication

- Ability to adapt to different communication partners

- Creativity & flexibility

- High resilience and resilience

- goal-orientation

- High degree of structure

- Assertiveness


Ranni Kaur

If this Head of group merchandise planning role interests you, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your cv with your portfolio and quote reference FP57074/002.