Merchandise Planner Timberland (1 year contract)

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

Timberland is looking for an exceptional Merchandise Planner – 1 year contract to join our Merchandise Planning team based in Stabio, Switzerland.

Founded in 1973, Timberland® is a global outdoor lifestyle brand. Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying – and protecting – nature.   

At the heart of the Timberland brand is the core belief that a greener future is a better future.  This comes to life through a decades-long commitment to make products responsibly, protect the outdoors, and strengthen communities around the world. 

Let’s Talk about the Role

You, as Merchandise Planner will support analytically the product creation team to address the seasonal and strategic directions.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will achieve this by:

  • Analyzing the business on an on-going basis to understand core drivers, identify opportunities and risks

  • Oversighting and reconciling regional forecast during development milestones to understand line adoption and track targets against MFP; highlighting gaps and opportunities

  • Partnering with Regional Merch planning to roll up seasonal MFPs by channel and category to align with financial and brand strategies

  • Aligning with Product team on product mix that delivers margin targets

  • Conducting global analytics and financial hind sighting; synthesizing regional hind sighting for a Merchandise category

  • Leading SKU count analysis and conducting SKU rationalization exercises using ABC analysis or other quantitative analysis

  • Preparing global SKU insights and opportunities for Global Merchandising based on historical performance

  • Monitoring long-term and seasonal KPIs (Complexity, Efficiency, Revenues evolution, Adoption Rate, sell-in, sell-through, etc.)

  • Supporting new initiatives to enhance planning engagement and service to overall business process

Skills for Success

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of years of experience and education.

  • Experience: 2/3 years of related experience in demand, supply, merchandising, or other related functions

  • Languages: Fluent English; additional language is a plus.

  • Very strong Excel knowledge required

  • Timberland Purpose Ambassador

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written, strong cross functional collaboration skills required

  • Strong attention to accuracy and details

  • Ability to consolidate, analyze, and interpret large data sets, providing concise/high level insights

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a deadline situation

  • Ability to work with others as part of cross-functional team

VF is a global apparel company connecting people to the lifestyles they cherish through our family of iconic brands. At the heart of our journey lies our purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package.

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

  • 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

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!