Product Merchandiser The North Face
VF Corporation
Stabio, Switzerland
vor 14 Tg.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Driven, creative, dynamic, positive, energetic, problem solver whose drive for success enables him / her to achieve brand, business goals and individual development goals.

Experienced presenter who is numeric with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

This position requires insight into the needs of our wholesale and retail customers by researching, identifying and defining current and future market opportunities.

The Product Merchandiser will work within the European Product Department to build a Urban Exploration assortment that enables the company to hit corporate growth, margin and profit goals.

ACCOUNTABILITIES :

Financial performance of own area of business Assortments that deliver category plans KPI’s Logical line plans and visual line plans.

Product, price, color) Segmentation plans within own area of business that deliver requisite differentiation from other channels, within tiers and for strategic accounts Own area of business product briefs Comp productivity improvement of own area of business

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :

Merchandising led approach

  • Deliver channel segmentation. Consumer, end use. No duplication
  • Drive differentiation. Retail v Wholesale. For Strategic accounts based on feedback
  • Deliver product based on assortment plans and classification plans formats and targets.
  • Deliver product with logical architecture. Product, price & color. Create separation without duplication.
  • Productivity. Year on year improvement. Based on set goals.
  • Deliver product based on lifecycle goals. Appropriate innovation & newness by season.
  • Deliver H1 product based on assortment plan and line plan goals. Increased € mix via greater focus on opportunities.
  • Deliver product to meet volume driver goals. Franchise key items. Classification attacks.
  • Marketplace

  • Be the expert for own area of business.
  • Identify opportunities based on consumer
  • Know the competition (innovations, materials, features / benefits, pricing architecture, best sellers)
  • Trends. Know where the market is heading next (reference brands, products, materials, features / benefits, price)
  • Communication

  • Balance art and science to deliver clear, concise and commercial seasonal briefs to design and development that deliver business goals.
  • On time based on development and sales calendar.

  • Gather and filter seasonal market feedback and input to enable effective communication of needs for the current or future seasons.
  • Build consumer right assortments from this.

  • Partner with product development, design, forecasting, sales, retail and marketing during internal product reviews to achieve margin goals
  • Participate and present at IDR, sales, account and trade meetings.
  • Partner across functions to create a strong 1 Team’ culture of support, visibility and sharing.
  • Reporting

    Use the merchandising led report suite to enable good decision making for own area of business

  • Channel segmentation
  • Differentiation
  • Assortment plans
  • Visual and line planning
  • Productivity
  • Lifecycle management
  • Newness
  • Retail season to date and seasonal roll ups
  • Volume drivers
  • Seasonal briefing
  • ORGANISATION

    Supervisor : Product Merchandising Manager / Senior Merchant / Merchandising Director

    Direct Report : Product Merchandising Manager

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience : At least 4 years’ experience in a technical outdoor environment
  • Product development experience
  • Relevant system skills
  • Passion
  • Can do’ attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Good communicator
  • Team oriented
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