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

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Company: The North Face
Location: Mendrisio (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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Support the development of the product ranges and flow strategy

Provide analytical, operational and admin support to the reta

il 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 brie

f, 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

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

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

de

gree 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