Your ChallengeA Merchandising career is diverse, flexible, fast moving and most of all exciting. Combining your passion for fashion and your analytical expertise in business, you will learn to carefully plan strategies for our brands and labels in order to ensure zlabels' diverse brand portfolio and storytelling product ranges.The traineeship will be 12+6 months long and will start 01 April 2017. The first 12 months represent the core program, during which you will learn the ins and outs of the job as a merchandiser. During the last 6 months and the final part of your training, you will work on your own business case that you will present to zLabels management team. Based on your research, experience and insight, your case might be the one to be rolled out for the entire business. Plan the direction of the brandYou will analyze and learn to interpret sales and stock patterns to give recommendations for future product mixes, price architecture and delivery curvesBuild a collectionYou will take ownership for identifying best-selling articles and ensuring that these are carried on into the next seasonYou will support the team in preparing analyses for shape, colour, return rate and benchmark to detect white spots and to optimize decision makingTogether with your buddy you will be in charge of tracking the budgets and deliveries for the collection that you and your counterparts developeAfter having learned the ins and outs of preparing, reading and interpreting sales and stock figures, you will start to give recommendations for trading actions, such as reorders, price changes or further in depth analysis to gain a better understanding of the current performance of your brands and its competitorsWhat you've gotYou have a degree and/or relevant business experience You are highly interested in fashion and e-commerceYou enjoy finding patterns within numeric data and fashion trendsYou are able to understand the overall picture and keep an eye on the details at the same timeYou are pro-active, keen to take ownership and always ready to take actionsYou appreciate cooperating with different stakeholders and sharing knowledgeYou are eager to grow and strive for the best resultsYou are a confident user of ExcelYou are fluent in spoken and written EnglishWhat we've gotOur recipe for success: think big and act fast. What you're doing today will affect millions of customers tomorrow. At zLabels, you have the chance to work on the world's best online fashion experience in a rapidly growing international company. That means an unprecedented potential to advance your career, and plenty of opportunity to increase your skill set. An average day in our offices feels a little like the United Nations - most business is done in English, but there are more accents than you can count! Ultimately it does not matter where you are from; if you love fashion and e-commerce, then your place is here. For more information check our website.