Assortment Planning Manager

City:  Copenhagen V
Country/Region:  DK
Application Deadline:  29th of September 2023

Assortment Planning Manager, Moments, Global Merchandising 

Do you want to be co-responsible for Pandora’s assortment planning from initial line planning to post-mortem of collections and categories? Do you want to translate Global Merchandising strategies into actionable items ensuring targets are met? And do you want to be part of an organisation characterised by initiative and leadership – and where we dare to push the boundaries? Then this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for! 


Take action on plans to ensure targets are met 

As Assortment Planning Manager, you are responsible for planning through to execution of the assigned collection(s). This role functions as the assortment analytical counterpart to the Global Business Units (GBUs) and Design through all seasonal stages from line planning to buying/producing and sales analysis/post-mortem for the dedicated collection. You will co-own the product lifecycle and end of season strategies, and you will work cross-functionally to finalise conceptual assortment plans and monitor financial impact through product development stages.  


In this role, you will translate global strategy into actionable items related to line planning, financial planning for the product development and sell-in strategy. You will partner with cross-functional teams to deliver financial results, maximise profits and analyse competitors and trends. You will be responsible for the planning and forecasting of the total assortment for a collection and translate global strategies into seasonal financial objectives. Together with the Inventory Optimisation team, you will ensure collection priorities are cascaded into demand plans and inventory management. Further, you will align with the Commercial Insights & Pricing team to manage margin target for your collection(s). Here, you will aggregate, analyse, report and take action on line plans to ensure margin targets are met.  


Additional accountabilities include: 

  • Use historical performance, in-season sales, cluster plans and Global Business Unit strategies to create initial seasonal plans (conceptual assortment plan). 

  • Develop strategies to improve KPIs and meet global needs for the assigned collection/category. 

  • Be main point of contact for reporting final cluster buys for all channels. 

  • Coordinate cross-functionally to revise assortment plans based on in-season sales insights and monitor in-season sales to identify opportunities. 

  • Co-lead weekly trade and leveraging trade to inform future commercial protection of best sellers. 

  • Develop and summarise global sales forecasts based on trends/data insights.  

  • Monetise trends into strong merchandising plans. 


You will report to the Director of Assortment Planning and be part of a small team that collaborates to commercialise the complete assortment across currently one collection to reach the financial ambitions. You will enjoy a multitude of cross-functional collaborations across Product, Marketing, Production, Supply Chain and Finance.    


Strong Merchandise Planner with global experience 

To join our Global Merchandising team, we are looking for a strong, seasoned, technical Merchandise Planner with global vertical retailing and omnichannel experience. You must have strong business acumen and be relentlessly commercial, fact-based and analytical. Your strong analytical skills make you able to manage large sets of data and present results in a simple manner. Apart from being strong in logical reasoning, you are also people-smart, can collaborate cross-functionally and geographically, and you are able to maintain strong working relationships with peers. You are flexible and adaptive to changing priorities, which makes you able to perform under pressure, organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines. Furthermore, we hope you have or can demonstrate: 


  • 5+ years of solid experience working within Merchandise Planning & Product, or Demand Planning 

  • Experience from retail, fashion, lifestyle or the FMCG industry 

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Marketing, Business Administration, Fashion Merchandising or similar 

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and strong aptitude to learn technical applications (like: MS Access, Hyperion and APTOS) quickly 

  • Knowledge of planning software 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills 


Additional information 

Global Career Band 4 

Application deadline: 29th of September 2023


Did we get your attention?  

We hope you got all your questions answered and feel confident applying for this position, however if you have more questions regarding the position, please contact:  


Niclas Jeppesen 

Global Recruiter  


If you see yourself in the position and would like to become a part of Pandora’s future, please do not hesitate to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! 


We process applications on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible. You can also read more about Pandora on our corporate site  


Icing on the cake  

You will be working out of our beautiful Head Office in Copenhagen V, established in 2016 and designed to unite and inspire our teams. Besides our beautiful interior design we are also proud of our LEED Gold Certification for Energy and Environmental Design. This means that we use as few natural resources as possible and that we use them with respect. The result is a professional and dynamic space that is unique, comfortable and inspirational – and delivers a true Pandora experience to anyone who works here or comes to visit. 


About Pandora  
Pandora is the world's largest jewellery brand. The company designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries through 6,500 points of sale, including more than 2,500 concept stores.     


Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs 32,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewellery at two LEED-certified facilities in Thailand. Pandora is committed to leadership in sustainability and will purchase only recycled silver and gold for crafting its jewellery by 2025 and halve greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2030. Pandora is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange and generated sales of DKK 26.5 billion (EUR 3.6 billion) in 2022.     


Pandora’s recruitment procedures are designed to be transparent and clear for all candidates. This helps us ensure that applicants are provided with a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate their competencies and skills by removing blocking factors, possible biases, and risks of discrimination. We encourage everyone applying to our vacancies to refrain from adding identity-related elements such as a photo, marital status and age.