Overview

Let’s talk about the role!

We’re looking for an outstanding Merchandiser Trainee to join our Product Merchandise Team of The North Face in Stabio, Switzerland.

What will you do?

  • Support European merchandise managers on the Go to Market process for Strategic Accounts

  • Coordinate general product requests for example, market info, samples, product quality etc. for internal departments

  • Support in creating seasonal product briefs as directed by the merchandisers

  • Support European merchandise managers with day-to- day administration 

  • Provide support for department presentations

  • Create seasonal sales analysis and ensure update reports are circulated to the team

  • Actively participate in any new European initiatives that may take place

  • Assist with the Go to Market critical path

What you need to succeed?

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and /or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position:

  • Currently pursuing Bachelor's/Master's studies in Product Management, Marketing, Economics, or having recently graduated

  • Strong command of the English language, second European language is an advantage

  • Preferred an experience in apparel environment with particular area of focus lifestyle and or performance

  • Team player, with strong organizational and communication skills

  • Able to demonstrate analytical skills

  • Expertise in Excel and PowerPoint is essential

  • Fashion conscious with a good understanding of product and able to demonstrate being ‘in touch’ with the market

  • A confident, energetic and proactive person with a visible passion for the product, the Brand and the activities we build products for
     

Desirable attributes:

  • Exposure to working with other European countries and Strategic Accounts

  • Sensitivity to working across geographical and cultural boundaries

  • Ability to understand product and the technical outdoor market

  • Strong passion for our industry

What’s in it for you?

Along with a competitive salary and benefits program we offer a flexible, casual work setting. It’s not just our products which set us apart from others, our people first approach is what drives us, this is why we offer:

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do

  • Tailored training. We are committed to helping you grow and drive you career forward

  • An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together

  • Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand in a multi brand, multi countries organization

  • On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives

  • A discount card with 50% on all VF brands

  • Break out areas offering complimentary hot drinks

If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!

Please submit your CV in English.

About VF Corporation

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. Our highly diversified portfolio of brands spans multiple geographies, product categories, consumer demographics and sales channels. VF relies on its Powerful Brands, Powerful Platforms, One VF approach to business to support its brands, maintain its competitive edge and drives a winning company culture.