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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Description & Requirements

Do you want to work for some of the world’s leading audio brands? Become a part of the HARMAN team and get to work for JBL and Harman/Kardon. 

By joining HARMAN, you'll dive headfirst into the exciting world of headphones, portable speakers, party boxes and other audio technologies, and contribute to the success of Harman Lifestyle EMEA business. The consumer audio industry is fast paced, fun and dynamic and we’re looking for someone who is proactive, loves to work with a lot of different stakeholders from all over Europe and has creative ideas.

You will join our Online Sales (E-commerce) department based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in the position of: 

In-stock Specialist Amazon

About the Role:

The online strategic account team – Amazon – is an ambitious and motivated team of eight which covers sales, operations, performance marketing, data analysis and merchandising.

As the In-stock Specialist, you will be responsible for executing inventory and demand planning strategies to optimize customer experience, sell-out, netPPM at the various stages of the product life-cycle. You will be relentlessly focused on delivering high confirmation-rate and forecast accuracy in order to lower out-of-stock rate (ROOS) and leverage multiple supply-chain models.

You will communicate effectively across teams and levels, not only sales and marketing, but also supply chain team (pre-purchase) and customer care team (post purchase). In your new role, you will also work with AVS team at Amazon and the supply-chain Amazon programs counterparts. This position requires a candidate with proven analytical skills with experience driving process improvement, thought leadership, and delivering results.

What You Will Do:

  • Plan and execute inventory strategies to optimize sales, in-stock rates, inventory turns and health for owned category.

  • Analyze and manage own key performance indicators such as in-stock rate, demand forecast accuracy, procurement lead time, fill rate, and inventory turns.

  • Develop and enhance SCM systems by cooperating and reviewing with system teams.

  • Forecast and manage efficient inbound and outbound inventory flows and health including forecasting, purchasing, and removing unproductive inventory.

  • forecast accordingly to several business models Harman is having business with Amazon, creating a demand plan which is taking into consideration several lead times.

  • Perform business analysis to identify business opportunities to improve revenue and profitability and to Convert budget and sell out expectations into forecast and inventory estimations.

  • Conduct monthly forecast maintenance, making sure demand plan is always in line with latest sell out development.

  • Create replenishment plans for run-rate and promotional sell-out on a weekly basis.

  • Develop demand forecast at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons by continuously benchmarking sales forecast quantities.

  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s to Master’s degree in the functional area, with a strong analytical mindset.

  • At least 2-3 years’ forecasting experience combined with business knowledge in the Ecommerce space.

  • Experience with Amazon or pure-player is a preferred qualification.

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office and Excel.

  • Organizational, decision-making and presentation skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective interactions with internal stakeholders.

  • Be willing to work (flex policy) in an office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

What We Offer:

  • HARMAN is offering a unique opportunity for growth and development in the dynamic and exciting world of consumer electronics.

  • We provide a flexible work schedule that allows you to work from home, while also enjoying a fantastic new office at Houthavens, Amsterdam.

  • At HARMAN, we value diversity and inclusivity, and foster a friendly and supportive global working atmosphere. We believe in investing in our employees through career development opportunities, professional training, and competitive market-based compensation. As part of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer a commuter travel package, environment allowance, and interesting collective health insurance scheme, pension, and employee discounts on world-class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.).

  • As a HARMAN employee, you will have access to professional development opportunities through HARMAN University's business and leadership academies, internal talent management leadership acceleration programs, and our "Be Brilliant" employee recognition and rewards program.

And a few reasons you might love it:

  • We're seeking talented and passionate individuals to join our team and help us transform the way people experience sound. As a global leader in the audio industry, HARMAN offers the chance to work with iconic brands like JBL, Harman/Kardon, and AKG, as well as cutting-edge technology and industry-first features.

  • We value excellence and brilliance in all of our 30,000 employees and we're looking for talented individuals who share our passion for innovation and superior sound technology. If you're looking for a career full of brilliant possibilities and the chance to work on industry-first features, then HARMAN is the place for you!

Don't miss out on the chance to be part of a culture that values excellence and brilliance in all of our employees. Apply now and take the first step towards a career full of brilliant possibilities!

We look forward to receiving your application! Send your application with your resume and letter of motivation. We will process the applications as we receive them.

For more information about the position or the recruitment process, feel free to contact our Recruitment department on:

Join HARMAN and discover a world of endless possibilities!



HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.