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Merchandising Manager

YETI Coolers

YETI Coolers

Sales & Business Development
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We are BUILT FOR THE WILD™.

We are actively searching for a Merchandising Manager to execute product merchandising and Go-to-market initiatives for all product lines and channels in the EMEA region. This role will be responsible for actively managing the region’s product portfolio and channel-specific assortment plans and pushing the envelope of what is possible for best in class merchandising.


  • Own and drive the EMEA Go-to-market process and assortment strategy, ensuring visibility and understanding of all regional plans, in close collaboration with channel leads
  • Manage a complex and fast-growing business that involves active portfolio management, including monitoring and responding to regional omni-channel sales, product and consumer feedback
  • Be the regional voice for category needs and opportunities at key Global product milestone meetings
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with key stakeholders across the organization to drive results. Such collaborations include partnering with:
    • Brand and Marketing teams to deliver compelling product storytelling
    • Demand Planning to provide input on risk & opportunities in the context of historical product performance & future trend insight to inform monthly forecast submissions
    • E-Commerce and Wholesale Sales team to align on commercial merchandising strategies
    • Wholesale Sales team to devise and deliver seasonal product training to key retail partners
  • Channel leads and Wholesale Sales team to review and identify potential risks or opportunities to plan
  • Act as the ultimate customer advocate, sharing the Voice of the Customer through deep understanding of consumer needs, buying preferences, and macro trends in EMEA
  • Continually monitor and report on the market landscape using competitive analysis and consumer insights to inform product decisions
  • Establish strong relationships with key markets in EMEA and global Product teams. Keep in regular communication with key stakeholders to ensure all product queries, requirements and feedback are dealt with efficiently and effectively
  • Be the Go-to-market champion for seasonal/new product introductions, which includes engaging and organizing the region to help successfully launch new products
  • Deliver a monthly assortment performance update to the EMEA Management team with a focus on key sell-through metrics, opportunities and challenges
  • Prepare weekly/monthly sell-through and category performance reports
  • Own EMEA seasonal hind-sighting process to ensure learnings are factored into future buy strategy at channel/market level

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years of product management/merchandising experience
  • Premium brands and consumer goods experience is strongly preferred
  • Deep knowledge of the wholesale and retail landscapes across EMEA within outdoor/sports and fashion/lifestyle segments
  • Innovative thinker who synthesizes consumer insights, macro trends and competitive analysis to make informed product decisions
  • Ability to work at scale within a global, high-growth environment
  • Experience with long-range planning, managing complex categories within an omni-channel environment
  • Self-starter who works well in a fast-paced and high-performance environment
  • Excellent agility and problem-solving skills demonstrating the ability to work within the grey
  • Effectively build relationships cross-functionally to meet business goals and objectives
  • Position based at our Amsterdam, NTH office onsite
  • Up to 50% travel in EMEA region

YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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