Commercial Manager

Information about this role

This role is responsible for the creation and distribution of reportings and KPI’s for multiple existing markets and supports the entry into new markets by providing market intelligence. This is a temporary position as cover for Maternity leave.

Your responsibilities


  • Collect various data through the use of the Oracle system, sort them and compile them into different files.
  • Carry out a strategic analysis of these data, integrating the internal and external factors that can influence the results:
  • Competition: opening / closures / refurbishments, positioning and offerings, commercial operations, campaigns, ect.
  • Weather, transportation disruptions and calendar crossovers (including Key launches)
  • Major events : sport, culture, ect.
  • Summarize the results under the form of reports suggesting recommendations and / or corrective actions:
  • Commercial activity report: under performance of a branch or a range of product, stock shortage, too low or decreasing footfall, insufficient or dropping conversion rate, ect.
  • New stores openings:
  • Overview / store location, plans and photos / range opportunities…
  • Customer profile and competitive intelligence
  • Communicate reports to the various stakeholders of the company (retail department, marketing, merchandising ...) and answer any questions that may have been raised.

Cooperation: with retail

  • Interact with local teams, through frequent communication and store visits
  • Ensure field teams share information on any element that may affect the activity: competition, strike, weather, ect.
  • Ensure that the transfers of products, between stores or to the warehouse, and the price changes are made by the teams in order to have the right products, at the right place, at the right time, at the right price, and in the right quantities.
  • Accompany Regional Sales Managers, Area Sales Managers and Store Managers:
  • In coordinating the distribution of weekly performance reports (and ensuring all of the necessary actions are implemented)
  • Deliver training sessions for managers focused on analytics and business intelligence
  • Communicate the internal and external factors that influence the business and puts together follow-up tools accordingly

Cooperation: with other departments

  • Facilitate conversations between the different departments (retail, merchandising, visual merchandising, marketing, finance, property...) and make sure that important information is transmitted to all of the concerned interlocutors
  • Coordinate or be involved in a crossfunctional cooperation (purchasing / merchandising, marketing, visual, etc.) in the following cases:
  • Store opening or product launch
  • Under performance of a region, a store or a range of products
  • Ensure that the actions implemented are timely and thus optimize and / or improve sales.

What could you expect from us?

We offer you:

  • Challenging job at a large international retail organization;
  • Many opportunities to further develop and grow;
  • Market-based salary;
  • Discount on all the brands of the JD Group.

Required experience

Experience and knowledge:

  • Good Customer and Market knowledge;
  • At least 2 Years experience within a Retail or Merchandising environment at a managerial level;
  • Fluency in English mandatory;
  • Mastering Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint);
  • Strong analytical skills required in order to investigate, understand and explain variances and overall business performance across the Group.

Skills / behaviours:

  • Leadership;
  • Interest in numbers and strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written;
  • Organized, efficient and synthetic;
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize different activities;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to respect deadlines;
  • Good team player who can also work on autonomy, in an international environment.

About JD Sports

JD Sports is the market leader in England when it comes to Sport Fashion articles and is known as “King of Trainers” due to its exclusive sneaker collection. Global top brands such as Nike, North Face and Adidas are combined with own brands such as Supply & Demand, McKenzie, Carbrini and Pink Soda Sport. JD Sports has 31 stores in the Netherlands and 15 stores in Belgium. JD also penetrates the European market with stores in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark & ​​Sweden. International growth does not stop in Europe; the step to Asia has already been taken with stores in Malaysia and Australia.

JD Sports is continuously growing, so do you want to be part of our organization? Then apply immediately!


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