Merchandise Manager E-commerce

Locatie: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Salaris: competitive
Sectoren: Support
Soort functie: Freelance

For on of our partners in Fashion Retail I'm looking for a Merchandise Manager for the E-commerce team. So do you have 7+ years of relevant experience and are you available on a short notice? Please continue reading!

Job: Merchandise Manager E-commerce

Location: Amsterdam

Contract: 7 months (maternity leave cover)


Main Responsibilities:


  • Define the divisional assortment strategy in line with the Ecommerce and brand strategy, demand, trends and consumer insights
  • Work closely with the Planning team to build the seasonal assortment plan for both O&O and Partner Program
  • Oversee the buys for O&O and Partner Program with direct reports, ensuring an optimal assortment with no duplicates nor missed opportunities
  • Collaborate with Product Strategy in identifying in-season opportunities, pushing exclusives and trend-driven capsules
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the central divisions to support the Ecommerce business needs
  • Attend and contribute to divisions' key milestone meetings, driving Ecommerce specific needs

Be the division/category owner, driving growth across digital channels


  • Ensure the buying strategy is translated into the seasonal presentations to the wider Ecommerce team, with clear, data backed requests and actions, supporting assortment development and growth

Go to market

  • Provide directional input across division/category to the content team and photo studio during creative briefs for shootings, looks, features, newslette
  • Collaborate with Site Merchandising, Content, CRM, Traffic and UX to improve customer's experience, to optimize specific categories

In season

  • Fully understand how to action trading levers to drive and improve sales performance of category/division
  • Partner with Planning team to implement tactical actions and promotional activities to support slow selling categories
  • Collaborate with the Partner Program team to leverage the additional business opportunity
  • Be informed about latest market trends and competitor insight to seek opportunities and translate into commercial product strategies


  • Work with the Planning team to analyze weekly sales and onsite KPIs, monitor sell-through, present key learnings during trade meetings
  • Foster a strong relationship with consumer insights to understand the consumer
  • Collaborate with Planning and Trade Optimization team to identify reporting enhancements
  • Brief and feedback requirements on new cross-divisional tools and insight reports
  • Join taskforce to support company projects


  • Act as a key ambassador for the Ecommerce team by promoting and sharing customer knowledge and insights from to the wider business
  • Collaborate with various team such as Performance marketing, Analytics, Finance, Operations to drive Ecommerce growth


  • Manage and develop direct reports
  • Support direct reports with their own division's buying and trading activities
  • Support and contribute to wider team social events and team building culture

Skills required

  • Minimum 7 years of commercial / buying experience with minimum of 4 years in Ecommerce
  • Proven experience of defining and driving category strategy on digital platform
  • Strong analytical skills, fact based and number driven
  • Solid experience and understanding of digital KPIs and metrics
  • Excellent commercial awareness with a strong interest in the fashion industry and a consumer-centric mindset, always searching for future trends
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and to work well under pressure in a fast-paced demanding environment
  • Team orientated with strong leadership skills, previous proven experience in team management and development
  • Ability to bring new perspectives to the team, constantly assessing new ideas in terms of products and ways of working
  • Positive and 'can do' attitude, flexible approach to learning and supportive team mentality
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics, SAP a plus
  • Fluency in English is required

Do you find yourself the perfect candidate for the role? I am looking forward hearing from you.

Interviews will be taken place on short notice* Please feel free to contact me, Donovan Piris, via mail for questions or sharing your interest d.piris(a)