YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP Merchandise Planner in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

YOOX NET A PORTER GROUP is seeking an exceptionally motivated and talented individual to fill the key role of Merchandise Planning in our newly established joint venture between YNAP and Mohamed Alabbar's Symphony Investments*. The new company will manage Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter, Yoox and The Outnet in the region, as well as online stores for fashion brands — an opportunity with significant potential in the Middle East. The joint venture will be headquartered in Dubai, and will serve the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, with a view to expand to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa in the future. The Middle East is one of the fastest growing global centres for luxury retail and the joint venture has the ambitious goal to become the major platform for this market.

Role purpose:

The candidate will work within the Offseason team and will be part of a growing team with the unique opportunity of making a decisive contribution to the business success

Key Responsibilities:

  • Merchandising analysis by category and product with the aim of understanding store trend

  • Forecast sales

  • Provide analysis with a proactive approach to support the decision making process of the commercial division

  • Actively collaborate with all division teams (commercial, adv, merchandising, buying, retail planning) In order to build the most efficient season product strategy

  • In partnership with our global teams, define and implement the local pricing strategy agreement

  • Analyze and monitor inventory flow

  • Manage catalogue seasonal switch and final sales from a Merchandise Planning point of view;


  • The ideal candidate has a degree in industrial engineering, economics, statistics or a similar degree and has acquired 1-2 years of experience in a similar position

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Powerpoint

  • Good knowledge of SQL

  • Attention and accuracy to details and to results;

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and under stress; ability to manage multiple work streams/projects with tight timelines

  • Fluent both in Italian and English


Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Training to start in our Italy office for 2 to 3 months.

To Apply

Please send us an updated CV and a cover letter explaining why you feel you are suited to YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group and this role.

About Us:

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. The Group is a Global company with Anglo-Italian roots, the result of a game-changing merger, which in October 2015, brought together YOOX GROUP and THE NET -A-PORTER GROUP; the two companies had revolutionized the luxury fashion industry since their birth in 2000.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is a unique business with an unrivalled offering including multi-brand in-season online stores NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER, and multi-brand off-season online stores YOOX and THE OUTNET, as well as numerous ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES, all “Powered by YNAP”. Through a joint venture established in 2012, YOOX NET -A-PORTER GROUP has partnered with Kering to manage the ONLINE FLAGSHIP STORES of several of the French group's luxury brands.

In 2016, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP joined forces with Symphony, an entity controlled by Mohamed Alabbar’s family, to establish a ground-breaking joint venture to create the Middle East’s undisputed leader for online luxury retail.

Uniquely positioned in the high growth online luxury sector, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has an unrivalled client base of more than 2.9 million high-spending customers, 29 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and combined 2016 net revenues of €1.9 billion. The Group has offices and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong and delivers to more than 180 countries around the world. YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange as YNAP.

For further information: www.ynap.com | Linkedin: YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP | Twitter: @YNAP

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

Job ID: 2017-2423