Senior Manager Assortment Planning (m/f/d) - Women Apparel


September 14, 2021

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:
Manage and guide execution of assortment planning strategy for respective DTC channel (eCom / Retail)
Deliver the option planning and channel ranging ensuring clear input is collected from key stakeholders in market level, including all countries and clusters.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage assortment planning teams responsible for creating Option Plans and assortment lists and Channel Ranges per channel/segment tier based on financial assortment planning framework
  • Enable the market store format strategy and store tiering methodologies that are aligned with global methodologies
  • Implement initiatives that allow the collaboration with the respective channel teams to attain optimal Option Plans for respective channels
  • Implement initiatives that allow the collaboration with the KA horizontal teams to create Option Plans that reflect particular KA needs
  • Design packages based on Brand, customer/commercial needs acknowledging space requirements
  • Enable further streamlining of the market range based on horizontal reviews at key milestones
  • Support Translating the assortment list into RMA 1 &2 forecast for respective channel
  • Align with channels/ Sales teams on IBP and financial planning to ensure assortments achieve financial targets
  • Drive Market Range enhancements through Assortment Planning that reflects localization and differentiation in market range where needed (seasonality, account differentiation)
  • Prepare the channel ranging process across all channels, including Brand Collection and key stories, and balancing global assortment packages and specific market needs.
  • Prepare feedback sessions to RA teams to assure that Option Plans needs are reflected based on channel/tier-segment needs.
  • Provide a suitable framework for the performance management of the team, coaching and developing junior team members to meet requirements of their role.

Key Relationships:
  • Channel/sales/account teams
  • Market BU Range Management teams
  • Range Architecture
  • CTC Brand
  • Market Finance teams

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Specialist in option planning and channel ranging processes with strong understanding of relevant systems solutions
  • Broad and deep knowledge of assortment planning processes with a good balance between theoretical understanding and practical experience

Requisite Education and Experience/ Minimum Qualification:
  • University degree in business, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience
  • 8 years of typical relevant work experience