The North Face
The North Face Stabio Switzerland
1 month ago
The North Face is currently looking for an outstanding Marketplace Merchandise Manager to work closely on our strategic partnership with our Strategic Accounts.
The North Face was built on a love for the outdoors and the desire to enable all types of exploration, for all people, from their backyards to the Himalayas. Over the last 50 years we’ve lived by our “true north,” the belief that exploration has the power to change us, to challenge us and to help us see the world from new perspectives.
We pledge to empower exploration, protect the places where we live, play, and operate and evolve the way we make our products by improving our environmental performance and social responsibility in the supply chain.
Let’s talk about the role…
As Marketplace Merchandise Manager you will be responsible for supporting and executing the overall strategic direction for our Strategic Accounts through product line management. You will develop and lead the overall merchandising vision... for respective business, create seasonal consumer right assortments and drive alignment internally and externally.
You will be tasked with identifying key opportunities not only post booking deadlines but also after the assortments have landed at Strat Accounts/Retail. This hindsight will be leveraged in order to influence future assortment direction and to initiate Quick Term and Short Leadtime opportunities.
Building short and midterm strategic framework in concert with Product Merchandising & Sales Partners in EMEA you will become a key member of the integrated account teams.
How you will make the difference…
You will contribute by identifying key market trends and patterns within Strategic Accounts/DTC, building seasonal line plans, and being the link between product merchants and key account sales managers ensuring the line reflects the account’s business needs. On top of this you will:
Develop seasonal product merchandising plans by STRAT accounts
Inform and support the strategic account merchandising strategy for our strategic Accounts
Brief the Account Specific SMUs into the EU Product Engine (but does not handles the Line Management)
Drive a clear segmentation/differentiation strategy in cooperation with your channel counterparts.
Influence Regional Merchants to build consumer relevant product & assortments that drive profitable revenue growth in Strat accounts
Understand and analyze market trends, shifts, and downturns, and provide feedback to Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing teams to continuously improve product plans and Go to Market (GTM) process.
Work closely with sales managers to learn key account business and build necessary relationships with account leadership, buyers, etc.
Drive SKU efficiency on balance with long-term global product strategies.
Evaluate current business and GTM processes to identify opportunities to include Strat account feedback.
Attend key account meetings, trade shows, market visits for presentations, and trend/market research trips.
Encourage and maintain a tight feedback loop amongst cross-functional partners. Understand and embrace industry, consumer, and culture, including our marketplace positioning.
What you need to succeed:
You have a strong retail math’s background, as financials will be a critical component in building profitable assortments, increasing SKU efficiency and driving top line revenue growth.
In addition to the art and science of merchandising, you will be responsible for having a finger on the pulse of the consumer to anticipate marketplace shifts and ensuring the ability to react quickly, that’s why you will need:
In depth knowledge and understanding of the Digital marketplace.
Ability to think strategically and act tactically.
Strong interpersonal communication, presentation, and problem solving skills.
Comfortable in self-starter environment.
Proficient in IT systems including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint/Keynote.
Exercises strong interpersonal skills across internal and external partners.
Ability to work in an open environment with product team and cross-functional partners.
What’s in it for you?
Be part of iconic lifestyle brands
Join a multi brand and multi countries organization to drive you career forward
International and challenging working culture
On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives
50% discount on all VF brands
Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity
As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, VF is committed to support disadvantaged groups whilst providing equal opportunities for both VF associates and applicants alike.
If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you
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