OTB Specialist

Created: 13-08-2020


Category: Merchandising

Location: Paris, France

Pandora France is looking for a new team member as an OTB Specialist to join our Merchandising team in Paris !


OTB Specialists in the Clusters primary purpose is to drive sales & inventory forecasts for all DV’s and Topline Categories / GBU within a monthly OTB forecasts.  Ensure sales and inventory forecasts are driving demand plans and integrated with Finance and Retail forecasts. Provide pre season topline targets to merchants for assorting and buying by channel.  Ensure OTB’s by channels inform finance budgets and call out risk and opportunities in season.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Pre Season - Category / Collection / GBU Sales & Inventory Merchandise Financial Plans (MFP) to ensure targets are in line with financials


  • DV Level Plans (Forecast Model 2020, TXT Assortment Planning 2021) and synchronization to Tradling Line Up
  • In Season - Category / Collection / GBU Sales & Inventory Forecasting (MFF) to ensure targets are in line with financials and controlling TXT parameters


  • Ultimate Owner of Inventory Optimization & variances to Targets

  • Analytical driver of ’one version of the truth’ on product performace to plan and LY LFL


  • Ensure Online and Offline inventory balance is planned pre-season and in season

  • Owner of Life Cycle Management


  • Key role in Weekly Trade Reviews communicating variances to sales targets, inventory targets through S&OP and clear actions to address issues

  • Escalate any inventory issues to Demand Planners Merchandisers proactively to secure sales upside (shortages) and mitiage downside risks (overages)


  • Sits on Global Planning CoP Committee



Personal Experience Requirements :

  • Relentlessy commercial and fact based and analytical
  • Strong business acumen and analytical
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionnally and geographically
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to manage large sets of data and present results in a simple manner
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with peers and cross-functional teams
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Ability to perform under pressure, organize and prioritize workload to meet deadline
  • Escalate issues proactively
  • Proficient in English and Spanish (nice to have)


    Technical Experience Requirements :

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and strong aptitude to learn technical applications (like APTOS) quickly
    • Knowledge of planning software


Professional Qualifications and Experience :

  • Strong, seasoned, technical merchandise planner / OTB manager or with international/global vertical retailing, omni experience
  • 5-8+ years of solid experience working within Merchandising and/or experience from retail, fashion, lifestyle or FMCG industry



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