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

The North Face EMEA is looking for an outstanding PSS Analyst to join our team based in Stabio, Switzerland.

Focus of this role will be on Retail Partner and Concession channel, with the key objective to create and implement new ways of working to elevate our Merchandise Planning and Trading aligned with the DTC business.

You will be responsible for merchandise trading including all inventory management and Retail KPIs management and cross-functional go-to-market alignment and performance tracking. Also, you will play a key role to further strengthen our Retail Partner business in ITALY and GAS region, working closely with our Retail and Concession manager throughout the selling campaign.

How you will make a difference

  • Lead and evolve best-in-class digital Merchandising Planning process fully aligned with our DTC strategy, positioning and with the seasonal merchandising strategy;

  • Full ownership to manage the performance of the defined assortment, working closely with a cross-functional team dedicated to B&M (Buyers and Retail Partner managers)

  • Work alongside our TNG buying team and PSS managers to manage seasonal, monthly and weekly intake requirements;

  • Working on Inventory Management and coverage optimization at product/size level and across our DCs, with focus on trading performance and stock level optimization, delivering against The North Face B&M and financial objectives;

  • Full alignment with overall go-to-market calendar to ensure seamless execution and strong accelerated growth;

  • Working in partnership with Buying, PSS and Sales Ops team on the development of yearly and seasonal merchandise financial plans across Revenue, COGS, Discounts, Margins, ASP and Units

  • Set standards of trading and buying processes and deliver best practices to be shared across our cross-functional teams, proactively proposing continuous improvements in processes and tools in collaboration with DTC counterparts and VF Central Team to reach trading excellence and best-in-class inventory management execution;

  • Constantly striving for innovation and to optimise ways of working by contributing in setting up new processes, tools and report.


What you need to succeed?

  • 3+ yrs. of relevant work experience with proven track record in Merchandising Planning, trading or equivalent Business Planning/Trading role

  • Language skills: fluent in English and Italian

  • Relevant Merchandise Planning and analysis experience within a fast-paced retail business

  • Deep understanding of the fast-paced B&M environment and merchandising success factors for Retails

  • Outstanding understanding of all the Retail KPIs and how they are influencing stores’ P&L

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel. Knowledge of Access, SAP and BI systems is a plus.

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Outstanding business- and financial acumen

  • Consumer-first, data savvy and brand-driven mindset

  • Highly performance driven and result-oriented team player who is getting things done

  • High maturity in managing organisational complexity and effective communication

  • Strategic and operational decision-making

A formal education and subsequent University Bachelor or Master’s degree in related fields are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

What is in it for you?

  • Playing a key role to accelerate our B&M growth within one of our leading brands

  • Joining an ambitious Retail and Concession team embedded into The North Face and VF, one of the largest, globally leading multi-brand organisations with great long-term career opportunities

  • Purpose-led, international, fun and challenging working environment

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

  • 50% discount on all VF brands

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.

Join the North Face Family

The North Face was built on a love for the outdoors and the desire to enable all types of exploration, for all people, from their backyards to the Himalayas. Over the last 50 years we've lived by our "true north," the belief that exploration has the power to change us, to challenge us and to help us see the world from new perspectives. To help ignite a global movement of outdoor exploration, love for the natural world and an unwavering commitment to protect it, we welcome and encourage new participants to the outdoors. We extend our reach through support of non-profit organizations, establishing programs that connect participants with close-to-home recreation opportunities, and creating a connection with young leaders, inspiring them to explore and conserve. As we enter our sixth decade, we pledge to:

  • Empower exploration and the thrill of the unknown for as many people as possible

  • Protect the places where we live, play, and operate

  • Evolve the way we make our products by improving our environmental performance and social responsibility in the supply chain

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide 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. It's a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at

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, as that's our common language!