Merchandise Planner

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

Dickies EMEA is looking for an exceptional Merchandising Planner to join our Digital Accounts Team based in Stabio, Switzerland.

Dickies has spent nearly a century crafting innovative workwear known for its performance, durability and comfort. Since 1922, Dickies continues its long legacy of designing quality workwear and work-inspired apparel at a price anyone can afford. What began as a humble denim bib overall company has grown into a worldwide force, weaving together cultural movements with a rigorous commitment to straightforward style and long-lasting ingenuity. 

Let’s Talk about the Role

The Merchandising Planner will lead all in-season related activities for Dickies, reporting directly into the Senior Manager Digital Accounts. You will be responsible for analytics and financial and inventory performance of Dickies, on Zalando Partner Program and Fulfillment by About You

How You Will Make a Difference

  • You work closely with Sales Manager, Digital Accounts playing an important role in defining strategy for Dickies’ DTC business and participate in seasonal GTM process
  • You own the complete in season management – this includes initial stock allocation, replenishment process, mark-down strategy, performance marketing, OTB alignment with your Finance teams and end-of-season stock clearance.
  • You conduct historical performance analysis to better understand business trends for your channel, translate them into actionable insights and share back into your brand’s digital teams.
  • You collaborate with Merchandising & Sales teams in pre-season planning for your account. From setting an MFP, over translating into an assortment plan, to monthly a phasing plan, to SKU line lists, to the right size distributions – all those tasks require your expertise.
  • You closely align with other functions (marketing, operations, sales) on priorities regarding product onboarding, re-shooting requests, blocked stock inquiries and implementation of price adjustments.
  • You prepare and host business review meetings with Zalando and About You key stakeholders to ensure close collaboration.
  • You stay in close contact with Dickies eComm team regarding in-season trading actions.

Skills for Success

  • Previous experience in Merchandising/Planning within a fast-paced fashion retail business, preferably at a multi-brand online retailer or in the eComm team of a household fashion brand
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Passion for the brand and the category it represents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be a team player with high level of dedication

About VF

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 vfc.com

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!