Merchandiser Vans (1 Year Temporary Contract)

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Company: Vans
Location: Mendrisio (TI), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

For over 50 years Vans has been about the people that have made the brand “Off The Wall”. The people that chose this simple canvas shoe and adopted it to express themselves creatively. At the end of the day it’s not only about the product, it’s what those products mean that make the difference – what they mean to those of us who design, manufacture, and market them, and what they mean to you, our Vans family, who affix our personality to your own.

What will you do?

You will be supporting the EMEA Women’s and Kids Merchandising Team in delivering profitable and consumer-centric assortments. You will be integrated in the seasonal collection process for Footwear, Apparel and Accessories categories, assisting the team in identifying trends and opportunities, creating seasonal assortments and prepare for Go-To-Market key milestones.

Your Main Accountabilities:

Maintain PLM systems (Enovia and Flex) and trackers to ensure line plan accuracy throughout the season. Inform and track sample order throughout the season

Actively research and observe the competition on trends, design, pricing. Create and maintain tracking files on competitive analysis

Support Merchandising managers in preparing supporting document ahead of product reviews and Go-To-Market milestones : financial and data analysis, selling tools, visual line plans, samples

Category Management – Apparel & Accessories focus (40/50% of time). Own seasonal merchandising process on some categories or segments: brief, land and adopt regional product assortment

Establish accurate Line Plan translating product strategies and goals, maintain Line plan throughout Go-to-market key milestones

Actively partner with cross-functional teams to ensure smooth and timely communication of deliverables

What you need to succeed?

Passion for Vans and the lifestyle it represents

Bachelor’s Degree in business, product, operations or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

2+ years’ experience in supporting product and merchandising team and/or experience with category management. Background in Apparel & Accessories is a plus

Experience with PLM or similar system, knowledge of Flex and Enovia systems is a plus

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Appetite to streetwear, sneakers and trends

Proficient in English (written and spoken). Any additional language will be considered a plus

What’s in it for you?

Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand

Join a multi brand, multi countries organization to drive you career forward

International, fun yet c hallenging working culture