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Global Merchandiser

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Stabio, Switzerland
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Dickies is looking for an exceptional Merchandiser to join our Global Work Inspired Team based in Stabio, Switzerland.

Dickies has spent over a century crafting innovative workwear known for its performance, durability and comfort. Since 1922, Dickies has continued its long legacy of designing quality workwear apparel and accessories. 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:

Your role is to build Global product assortments in line with the Dickies strategy, by obtaining a deep understanding of the market situation, needs and product performance from the regional teams. You translate the results of these analyses into a seasonal Merchandising Plan with strong briefing/guidance in collaboration with the Design and Product development team.

How You Will Make a Difference:

Analyse:

  • Collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data:

  • Competition: understand the needs of the target consumers and competitive environment by regular market visits and research

  • Market: maintain constant awareness of market requirements working closely with regional merchandising partners.

  • Continuous follow ups of the sales forecasts and performance of each channel and category

  • Product: in depth analyse of the product life cycle and SKU efficiency

Plan:

  • Define potential growth areas and/or missed opportunities aligned with Global Product Strategy

  • Translate the insights into a seasonal merchandising plan framing the product offer linked to the distribution target.

  • Assess the Pricepoints and ensure clear Price Architecture per category.

Brief:

  • Work in close collaboration with regional teams to translate the market needs into physical projects

  • Constantly assess the seasonal developments and designs following the line meetings and regional feedback

  • Collaborate with Global workwear team to align on product briefing.

Execute:

  • Line list coordination includes notably setting up & keeping track of and updating all product related systems

  • Deliver and support presentations to the regional teams at key GTM milestones.

  • Ensure a constant evaluation of launched items by seeking market feedback and product performance checks

Skills for Success

  • Early career years experience in a Product / Buying/ Merchandising required

  • Commercial eye- ability to spot the next trend

  • Ability to think strategically

  • Ability to analyse both quantitative and qualitative data

  • Possess a persistent attention to detail

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Excel and PLM skills are a plus

  • Fluent in English

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!

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