Buying/Planning Coordinator Fashion – Haddad Brands Europe – Hilversum

Haddad Brands Europe

Fondée aux Etats-Unis en 1948 par quatre frères, Haddad Brands est une entreprise familiale privée, qui depuis 70 ans s’est développée depuis New-York, jusqu’à prendre sa dimension internationale actuelle . Son expérience, ses équipes talentueuses à travers le monde, ainsi que les marques prestigieuses qu’elle représente, ont fait d’elle un des leaders du secteur des vêtements pour enfants dans le monde .

En 2017, Haddad Brands Europe, est née quant à elle de la rencontre des dirigeants de Haddad Brands US et de quatre entrepreneurs français, spécialistes de vêtements sous licences, connaissant parfaitement le marché européen .



Haddad Brands Europe, founded 5 years ago, is specialized in the Europe-wide distribution of children’s textiles under exclusive licenses (Nike, Levi’s, Converse, Jordan, Polo Ralph Lauren…).

The company has experienced incredible growth since its creation, and already has over 400 employees across Europe .

We distribute our products both wholesale, with major specialist and multi-brand manufacturers, and retail, via our corners in department stores.

So if you’re buying children’s clothing (0-7 years for Nike and 0-16 years for Levi’s Converse and Jordan), whether in a boutique or online, in France, Romania or any other European country, the product you’re holding comes from us even if you’re buying it in a Nike or Levi’s boutique!

To support our Merchandising team, we are looking for an Buying/Planning Coordinator on permanent contract in Hilversum. 

This role is integral to the success of our Fashion brands, requiring a candidate who can blend strategic thinking with operational excellence to drive positive outcomes in planning and buying processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible of the demand planning and buying our Fashion brand’s (Levi’s..) – Kids Apparel.
  • Create and manage seasonal, yearly and three yearly forecasts by Brand, Category, Accounts, in partnership with sales teams.
  • Work with merchandising to determine a seasonal style-colour-sized buy and optimal buying quantities and assortment and analyse previous sell in and sell out data to identify future opportunities.
  • Masterfile’s Data Enrichment – Update and enhance product information within the Masterfile to ensure accuracy and completeness and collaborate with relevant teams to obtain and integrate relevant data.
  • Manage the account label process, ensuring accurate labelling and adherence to brand guidelines and coordinate with stakeholders to address any labelling-related issues or discrepancies.
  • Stock Inventory Control – Monitor and manage stock levels to prevent overstock or stockouts, optimizing inventory turnover and ensure coverage and on time availability.
  • Seasonal Account Orders – transform and streamline order files efficiently and ensure that they are accurately processed and aligned with the inventory and buy on size level.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 2 years + work experience in fashion, sports retail or planning environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including the ability to create complex formulas, pivot tables, VLOOPKUP and data visualizations and experience in using Excel for data analysis, forecasting, and inventory management.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data for informed decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams – team player
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to work with various deadlines.
  • Proactive problem-solver with the ability to adapt to changing business needs
  • Passion for our brands and a deep understanding of the fashion and retail industry.

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