Jr Retail Planner – THE NORTH FACE (1year contract)

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

We are looking for an outstanding Junior Retail Planner to join our The North Face in Stabio, Switzerland.

The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. We spark curiosity. We dare to disrupt. We create communities. And we lead with integrity. We are a community of explorers and are constantly looking for new ideas, places and people to connect with.
The North Face is a subsidiary of VF, the world's largest apparel and footwear company comprised of over 30 brands.

Let’s talk about the role!   

Within the Planning and Allocation team of The North Face, this role is responsible for part of the product portfolio, working with the Buying, Allocation, Merchandising, Marketing and Visual Merchandising teams to translate the buyer’s vision into profitable results.

The Junior Retail Planner creates the seasonal collections to achieve sales and profit targets across both Retail and E-commerce channels using the most current trends in the marketplace combined with evaluations of the business performance and company direction for their area of responsibility.

KPI’s to be monitored will be Sales, Initial Margin, Gross Margin, Maintained Margin, Product Quality, Sell-through%, Inventory Turns, GMROI, Markdown, OTB Variance.

We expect that our Junior Retail Planner will deliver unbeatable results, whilst also fulfilling the following aspects of the role:

  • Analyses sales, stock and profitability performance by item, class, division, and attribute groupings and use this knowledge and trend direction to provide recommendations to maximise opportunities

  • Manages assigned weekly/monthly merchandise, omnichannel reports, and develop new ones as needed

  • Provides analytical support to the Planning Manager, Buying and Allocation team

  • Learns Open to Buy process and monitor inventory between DTC channels and different warehouses

  • Understands the similarities and differences between the Ecom and Brick&Mortar consumer

  • Maintains eCom PIR

  • Performs inventory reorders and cancellations

What you need to succeed?  

  • You have a University degree, and at least 2+ years experience in retail planning or related fields

  • You are fluent in English (other languages a bonus)

  • You have advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint

  • You have analytical mindset with retail math acumen

  • You are detail oriented

  • You are team oriented

  • You have passion for streetwear & fashion

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

  • Subsidised canteen as well as break out areas offering complimentary hot drinks

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!

Please submit your application in English.