Assistant Retail Buyer – THE NORTH FACE (1 year – mat. cover)

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Company: VF Corporation
Location: Stabio (TI), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

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 target, sales and market trends.


  • 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, SMUs brief, meeting deadlines 
  • Help to operate an effective and timely product sign off process
  • Prepare and maintain buyplan and have accuracy/consistency in all related documents


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