Senior Specialist - Ecommerce Merchandise Planning



Shanghai, China
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

Ecommerce Merchandise Planner APAC

At a Glance:

Due to a propelling growth in our Direct To Consumer (DTC) Ecommerce business, we are looking for an Ecommerce Merchandise Planner APAC to own the product life cycle, from seasonal buy to on-going performance monitor and end-of-life management across some of key markets in APAC region. You will work within the DTC APAC Ecommerce Merchandising Planning team in an environment where we make ideas happen fast and give you high levels of autonomy.

You will aim to provide a comprehensive performance overview of the tailored product assortment in your markets, highlighting potential risks and opportunities. You will have the opportunity to communicate across a broad spectrum of stakeholders and leverage on all of the available digital tools in order to optimize product efficiency and stock turn. With your finger on the pulse of the APAC region, you will know what is needed for key launches and localized campaigns.

Your Team:

As you might expect from a running brand, the E-Commerce team at On is a fast-paced place to be. This team of interdisciplinary all-stars are used to rapid turnaround times and ambitious targets. From engineers to data scientists, digital marketing specialists and planners, this is the team responsible for creating winning digital products and campaigns that run the length of the purchase funnel. The shared goal? Efficient growth at high speed – what else?

Your Mission:

  • Based on the Ecommerce merchandising strategy, own the Ecommerce seasonal buys and product forecasts to define the product mix for some of APAC markets (including China, Oceania, Hong Kong and Distributors markets in Southeast Asia), leveraging insights from historical data, market trends, products and the wholesale business.
  • Partner with Demand Planning ahead of purchase orders to make rolling adjustments based on actual and projected inventory performance.
  • Partner with Market/Channel Leads as well as the Digital Marketing team (mainly in China), feeding in recommendations to influence the product presentation onsite and in advertising channels.
  • Build and run weekly stock, sales and sell-through trackers to uncover risks and opportunities across the APAC product assortment, and provide insights as well as guidance on product focus to Market/Channel Leads
  • Own the end of life product cycle, by steering distribution of overstock styles and defining key styles to push in Last Season assortment (non-China markets) as well as potential liquidation proposal (China)
  • Seek ways to improve processes, tooling and collaboration with the broader team
  • Enhance cross-functional collaboration within DTC Ecom and the wider organization by consolidating and sharing knowledge

Your Story:

  • You have 2-4 years of hands-on experience within a Merchandising Planning, Ecommerce or Demand Planning role, ideally within the DTC channel or Ecommerce landscape
  • You have an innate understanding of China Ecommerce landscape, including digital customer behavior, product lifecycle, market trends and how seasonality can impact product portfolio efficiency. Experience in handling Webshop (.com) or overseas markets would be a plus.
  • Even in the most ambiguous situation, you make educated decisions, using data to identify the root cause of a problem before creatively and efficiently identifying the solutions with the biggest possible impact
  • You are able to multitask, highly flexible and determined to deliver assigned targets in a fast-changing setup
  • You approaches challenges & opportunities with curiosity, embodying a growth mindset whilst implementing creative, action-oriented solutions
  • You are excellent at managing multiple stakeholders and building consensus on proposed solutions across regions and functions.
  • You thrive in a dynamic and complex environment with the ability to work autonomously
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

What we offer:

We offer a dynamic, challenging and inclusive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields.

If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!