Merchandise Demand Planner

Hi there, potential colleague! Join us in our mission to become a driver of positive change in the eyewear industry.

Get ready to make a real impact in a certified B Corp as our new Merchandise Demand Planner by managing the forecasting process and product availability within Ace & Tate. Supporting the Merchandising Manager with trends and performance analysis of our collection, this role will provide you the opportunity to mix data and products insights in order to help taking strategical business decisions.

This full-time position is available immediately at our HQ in Amsterdam and reports directly to the Merchandising Manager. 

You'll be…

  • Managing the rolling forecast on product level in the planning tool.

  • Managing and tracking the forecast accuracy and bias. 

  • Reviewing and updating product lifecycle master data in our systems to ensure data accuracy of our assortment.

  • Analysing product performance against projections to ensure forecast and stock coverage are in line with business growth strategy.

  • Assessing, on a weekly basis, at-risk products for future availability; partner with our supply planner and buying team to mitigate the risk with suppliers by matching demand with supply.

  • Responsible for managing and meeting the availability KPI/targets in collaboration with the Supply Planner and the Buying Team

  • Responsible for analysing historical sales, customer trends, seasonality data and reporting on them towards manager and stakeholders

  • Working in close collaboration with Commercial & Marketing teams to provide and collect qualitative demand inputs that could impact the forecast.

  • Analysing the collections and facilitating quarterly business review for phase in/phase out management of end of life and slow-moving inventory.

  • Participating in building merchandising strategy meeting analysis and presentations

  • Responsible for ad-hoc analysis to help taking key decisions in merchandising, forecasting or distribution


  • Have a Bachelor's Degree in Business/Economics/Supply Chain Management or other relevant field 

  • Have at least 2 years of related experience in a (demand) planning role.

  • Have great attention to detail and love to work with Excel/Google Sheets

  • Have experience in data analysis, data visualisation & storytelling as well as with Powerpoint/Keynote

  • Have strong analytical skills and are able to understand the business behind the numbers

  • Are great at collaboration and communication 

  • Have experience using ERP’s, planning tools and inventory optimisation tools is a plus

What's in it for you...

  • Being part of a young and very ambitious team;
  • A flexible hybrid work environment 
  • Personal development opportunities;
  • Wellbeing: healthy snacks, a collab with ClassPass and unlimited access to an online-psychologist OpenUp;
  • 25 holidays per year (based on full time) plus additional tenure based days;
  • Travel reimbursement if you live more than 10kms from our HQ;
  • Company pension plan;
  • The chance to be involved with every aspect of a rapidly growing company
  • Daily nutritious lunch;
  • Participation in events planned by our CultureClub (e.g. Borrel XXL, &talks, holiday gifting, ...);
  • Continuous updates of your eyewear collection! 

Jeez, that was a lot. Still with us? If you are, and you’re thinking that you might fit this profile, please apply via the form below. We’d love to hear from you! 

Ace & Tate is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment for all current and potential employees.