Merchandise Manager

  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10013302
  • Location Amsterdam
  • Contract type Secondment via YER, Interim/independent

About this vacancy

For our client Philips, YER is looking for a Merchandise Manager who will be working at the Philips HQ (Amsterdam). It's a full-time, temporary assignment, beginning immediately and initially lasting 6 months.

Job description

In this role you have the opportunity to

Bring to life the merchandising and assortment strategy for Philips Store Personal Health/DA in EU7 for one or more categories with the support of the Business groups, including the delivery of a great inspiring audience based merchandising year plan. You are ready to drive change throughout the EU7 organization with high impact. Additionally, you get the opportunity to grow the digital performance (Revenue, Conversion rate, Traffic and Average order value) of at least one of our personal health categories where you are in charge of all digital channels.

It's about getting product in front of the consumer when they want it, where they want it and how they want it. You will give consumers a compelling reason to buy, make it easy for them to buy and drive conversion. This role reports into and is at the center of the D2C e-commerce commercial team for 7 European markets. You will build partnerships with teammates in digital marketing, activation, merchandise planning, categories and Global e-commerce to deliver a premium experience online to our consumers

We are looking for a person with a strong e-commerce experience and an entrepreneurial mindset , great stakeholder management skills and the ability to work in an agile organization . The successful candidate will be hands on, creative, innovative, and have a real passion for e-commerce. If you want to combine this passion with great campaigns connected to health, than you are the right candidate.


You are responsible for

• Growing the sales and digital performance of at least one of the personal health categories by;

• Implementing the merchandising strategy in close collaboration with your stakeholders. Drive conversion by optimizing seasonal calendars, landing pages, product walls, product pages, search results for the European consumer

• Ensuring accuracy for all aspects of our products, including set up, pricing, categorization, ranking, upsell / cross sell online, listing new products and optimize web conversion, through product availability, working closely with the merchandise planner and the commercial store team

• Review competitive websites to evaluate site merchandising strategies, promotional tactics, consumer experience, and product presentation then translate findings into actionable plans

• Making the online customer journey of the EU7 Philips stores into a world-class unique experience. You not only know latest trends, you set them;

• Coordinating & consulting with various stakeholders in the digital team to ensure your categories are represented in the best way

• Create/optimize procedures for content creation, category landing pages & campaigns and implement these in collaboration with SEO, marketing and the other Digital Team members


You are part of

We are growing our eCommerce capability enterprise wide. You will be part of Philips E-Commerce transformation; together with the Philips Digital Personal Health Benelux Team youre driving this transformation. Join the entrepreneurial mind-set.


To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

• A Masters degree (business, marketing or similar);

• At least 5 years experience in e-commerce, with a leading online/multi-channel/vertical retailer;

• Proficiency in retail and profit based metrics, you're detailed and data driven;

• Understanding and familiarity of digital merchandising tools;

• Experience in driving and implementing a merchandise strategy across countries;

• Ability to employ retail acumen and proven capability to inspire;

• Ability to respond with speed and agility;

• A continuous improvement mindset & the ambition to set trends;

• Outgoing and positive personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

• A driven, solution-oriented candidate, who is an excellent project manager, able to work in a multi-functional team

• Fluent in English

Company

With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women's health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor's office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare's unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision-making.

Offer description

You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits;
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office;
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture;
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals;
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies;
  • There is also the possibility of being hired as a freelancer.

Candidate profile

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor or Masters degree (business, marketing or similar);
  • Experience in e-commerce, with a leading online/multi-channel/vertical retailer;
  • Proficiency in retail and profit based metrics, you’re detailed and data driven;
  • PC literate with working knowledge of Excel including setting up spreadsheets, formulas, etc
  • Understanding and familiarity of digital merchandising tools;
  • Experience in driving and implementing a merchandise strategy across countries;
  • Ability to employ retail acumen and proven capability to inspire;
  • Ability to respond with speed and agility;
  • A continuous improvement mindset & the ambition to set trends;
  • Outgoing and positive personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A driven, solution-oriented candidate, who is an excellent project manager, able to work in a multi-functional team
  • Fluent in English