Commercial Manager Netherlands & Belgium @ JD Sports

We're looking for a Commercial Manager for the Netherlands & Belgium @ JD Sports!

The purpose of this role is to coordinate the Regional-, Area Sales and Store Managers for maintenance, growth and improvement of JD activity in the Dutch and Belgian market. Your leadership over and interaction with (and between) your colleagues ensure a timely execution of all necessary actions towards succes. You will report to the European Commercial Manager and the Country Manager. You will be based mainly in the Amsterdam Area, although both national and international travel is required.



- Collect various data through the use of the Oracle system, sort them and compile them into different files. These data are relative:

  • to « KPIs » : Footfall, Conversion, ASP, UPT....
  • to product : Sell thru, %Participation, €/m, margin rate…

- Then 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 these reports to the various stakeholders of the company (retail department, marketing, merchandising ...) and answer any questions that may have users.


With retail

- Interact with local teams, through frequent communication and store visits, in order to:

  • Have updated space and plans
  • Ensure inventory levels are in line with storage capacity

- Ensure field teams share information on any element that may affect the activity: competition, strike, weather, ect.

- Accompany Regional, 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 according

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.


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
  • A good command of Dutch and a knowledge of French are also advantageous
  • Mastering Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Good to have a valid Class B driver's license although it is not mandatory

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

The Company

JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. In Great Britain mainly known as "King of Trainers", but on the mainland mainly known as JD Sports. JD Sports has more than 2500 stores all over the world. Since the opening of its first store in 2013, JD Sports opened 45 stores in NL and Belgium combined. in The Netherlands in July 2013 and is continuously investigating new possibilities for growth. And this is your chance to join!

We offer

  • A great salary.
  • Staff discount in all of our JD stores;
  • A job with a lot of room for personal initiative and development, where you will be encouraged to grow within the company;
  • A fantastic challenge;
  • The chance to with the ambitious international department for JD;
  • Great working conditions;
  • The ideal job with a lot of (personal) responsibility.

We hope that your interest has been piqued. If so please send your application/questions in English via the form below.

An integrity check register over the warning of the Foundation Approach Retail Fraud is part of the application.




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