Job title Assistant Retail Buyer The North Face EMEA (Temporay contract) (Job Number : R-20181204-0058) Department Product & Supply Chain Location Stabio 1.
Live the brand The North Face®; was founded in 1966 with the goal of preparing outdoor athletes for the rigors of their next adventure.
Today we are the world 's leading outdoor brand, creating athlete-tested, expedition-proven products that help people explore and test the limits of human potential.
We protect our outdoor playgrounds and minimize our impact on the planet through programs that encourage sustainability.
The North Face® products are available at premium and specialty retail sporting goods stores globally. 2. Your ROLE with us The TNF Assistant Retail Buyer supports the Retail Buyer in developing seasonal buying strategy and assortments, based on the understanding of brand direction, category strategy, consumer preference, sales and market trends.
The role is temporary, until the end of June 2019. RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the development of the product ranges and flow strategy
Provide analytical, operational and admin support to the retail buyer
Analyze past season performance to support new season strategy
Collect feedback from the stores / ecomm to identify market specific opportunities & risks
Partners with DTC planning to analyse In-season departmental performance, to monitor and control trade and identify actionable opportunities
Support in maintaining an in-depth, customer focused knowledge of varying markets and trends across all DTC channels
Collaborate in product brief, assortment planning, forecasting, buy execution, meeting deadlines
Help to operate an effective and timely product sign off process
Maintain buyplan and have accuracy / consistency in all related documents
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and / or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position.
Bachelor's degree in Retail, Merchandising or other related field and / or related experience preferred.
Fluent in English. Other languages will be a plus
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, above all Excel
Business and financial analysis skills as well as retail math knowledge, including elements of mark up, margin
Passionate and knowledgeable about outdoor industry
Solid trend analysis and problem-solving skills.
Collaborative, contributing to team success, communicative
Driving for results, open to change, works well under pressure, keen attention to detail Want to know more about working at VF? Clickhere! APPLY HERE