Ecommerce Demand Planner  (f/m/d)


Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company founded in 1973. At a time when all life on earth is under threat of extinction, we aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imagination—to influence changes needed to protect our planet. A registered B Corporation and founding member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia is recognised internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to thousands of grassroots environmental groups around the world.


Your role:

 

We are in business to save our home planet. You’ll be helping us achieve this by ensuring that Patagonia Europe has the appropriate products and level of inventory to meet the targets of our Ecommerce channel. This means to essentially ensure that we have the right products, right quantity, at the right time, in the right size and colors.

 

 

Main tasks: 

 

·      Determine the demand plan for the Ecommerce channel to meet the buy budget.

·      Have regular planned meetings with our Ecommerce Director EMEA  and Ecommerce Merchandiser to gain buy in to demand plan.

·      Provide updated forecasts to meet the global planning deadlines. Proactively provide additional forecasting information if required.

·     Determine quantities to forecast at the style/color/size level based on sales statistics, merchandising, marketing and sales feedback.

·      Create seasonal time curves to optimize product flow and generate sales.

·      Maintain a clear and easy to understand forecast dashboard for management and relevant parties to view.

·      Build a seasonal assortment plan in 7 online assortment planning tool.

·      Monitor planning KPI’s such as over- and undersold, forecast accuracy by season, team, style, color and size.

·      Analyze in-season sales figures to improve future forecast and give feedback to the channel.

·      Update the Ecommerce channel in Trade meeting on forecast changes and provide data for the S&OP meeting.

·      Allocate and monitor the correct stock levels within the Ecommerce channels. Chase availability of oversold styles.

·      Have a clear overview of Inventory at any time.

·     Work closely with the Ecommerce Merchandiser, to help build the most effective product assortment in line with the global marketing stories for future seasons.

 

What we’re looking for:

 

·      Minimum 3 years of planning experience, preferably within Ecommerce.

·      Bachelor’s Degree in business or a related field.

·      Entrepreneurial mindset and a pro-active approach to business. Ability to work on own initiative.

·      Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Process oriented with the ability to identify solutions to problems and opportunities by analyzing data.

·      Excellent organisational skills.

·      Advanced computer skills:  

o  Excellent Excel capabilities, 

o  Power Bi & Tableau are a plus,

o  7 online Merchandise and Assortment Planning or similar,

o  Microsoft Dynamics AX or other ERP system experience is a plus.

·      Strong linkage with the Patagonia business and mission statement.

·      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·      Used to working in a multi-cultural environment.

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It’s a plus if you also have the following:

·      A love of the outdoors

·      A passion for saving our home planet and making a positive impact through your work

  • Fluency in English, other languages are a plus.

 

 

Other important details:

  • This is a full time position, based in Amsterdam
  • We have a hybrid work model, working from home for maximum 3 (full-time roles) or 2 (part-time roles) days per week
  • We strive to make unbiased decisions and to offer a great experience to every person who applies for a role at Patagonia. Our interviews include standardised questions that focus on the aspects that are important for success in the role. For some roles there will also be a practical assignment, where you can showcase your skills


Perks:

Note: Below is only an indicative list and may change at the time an offer of employment is made.

 

  • Events and workshops with environmentalists, change-makers, educators and sports ambassadors
  • Taking part in employee-lead groups such as Sports, Internal Communications, Footprint, Pride, Pata Parents and Events, or create your own!
  • Ongoing unique learning and development opportunities such as our own programme Earth University and workshops in anti-racism, core sports, among others.
  • Possibility to apply for an Environmental Internship (spending time away from your regular job to work for an environmental group, while being paid your regular salary) after one year of employment
  • Option to participate in our 1% for the Planet grants council, being trained and empowered to review and make funding decisions on the grant applications from environmental groups. 
  • We have dog-friendly offices where employees can bring their furry friend to work
  • We are an activist company and have policies in place to support employees that want to engage in activism.
  • All employees interns and their families have access to our Employee Assistance Programme, designed to provide third party, confidential support on a wide range of topics relating to emotional, behavioral and social challenges
  • All employees and interns have access to Unmind, our workplace mental health platform
  • Possibility to schedule your work hours flexibly (compensating missed hours during the week) to do volunteer work, care for loved ones, enjoy the outdoors, or spend more time to pursue your passions
  • After 1 month of employment, it’s possible to work remotely from another location in EU/EEA, UK or Switzerland for up to 12 weeks per year (pro-rated for less than 1 year)
  • Fully paid maternity leave (duration varies by country). After nine months of employment, we offer 12 weeks of partner leave and 12 weeks of adoptive leave. Pro-rated for part-time employees.
  • Access to Patagonia discounts and sample sales, as well as discounts at other outdoor and value-aligned companies
  • Plus other benefits specific to each region


At Patagonia, we commit to becoming an anti-racist company that leads by example. This means doing the work to be inclusive and equitable, across all aspects of our business.  

 

Every person who applies to join Patagonia receives equal employment opportunities, and we value a welcoming environment where each member of our EMEA team feels included, respected and empowered, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, civil status, national origin, disability or age. 

 

At Patagonia, we strive to have inclusive representation within our organisation and embrace a diverse mix of talent to contribute to our culture. We actively seek applications from Black and People of Colour (BPOC) and other underrepresented groups.

 

As we are in business to save our home planet, we can only do this together.

 

Please make sure that your CV and cover letter are in English.

 

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Thanks for your interest in supporting us for this role, but we don’t accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies

 

 

 

 

 

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