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PSS Manager Spain - THE NORTH FACE



Hollywood, FL, USA · Newcastle upon Tyne, UK · Barcelona, Spain · Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The North Face is looking for an exceptional PSS Manager to join our Team based in Barcelona, Spain.

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.

We pledge to empower exploration, protect the places where we live, play, and operate and evolve the way we make our products by improving our environmental performance and social responsibility in the supply chain.

Let’s Talk about the Role

You as PSS Manager will be responsible for the central operational elements of New and Existing Partnership Stores. Specifically the development, implementation and communication of processes, plans and briefings that will assist the country teams to operate and develop their PSS business.

It drives The North Face operational development of Partnership stores and ensures organic growth is delivered from existing stores.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements and communicates operational concepts and procedures.
  • Meets with other Retail departments (O+O and PSS) to ensure a seamless integration of processes and sharing of best practices.
  • Build store P&L from scratch and manage store budget preparation (both qualitative and quantitative) based on financial parameters.
  • Previous experience managing franchising partners in Spain and Portugal, preferably in Sportswear.
  • Assists in compiling the market strategy for PSS development and supports country teams in evaluating and recruiting new Partners.
  • Liaises with buying groups and mall operators to educate on our requirement for new locations.
  • Works with Construction, Visual Merchandising and Marketing Department to ensure new store openings are delivered.
  • Co-ordinates VF approval process and contract issuing with Legal Department.
  • Provides forecasts, budgets and estimates for PSS stakeholders (e.g. Ops, DC, Returns etc.).
  • Manages the Partners Store Communication process with stakeholders. Including, but not limited to, store layout guidelines, window directives, seasonal Training Materials.
  • Develops TNF Store product assortments for various store types on a seasonal basis to ensure TNF Brand Strategies and Category Drivers are achieved.
  • Ensures execution through managing local Partnership Stores Coordinators and Partnership responsible teams in minor countries/markets.
  • Distributes retail training in product knowledge, selling concepts etc
  • Analyzes and Utilizes data to improve Partnership Stores’ performance and KPI’s.
  • Creates and maintains strong relationships with all levels of the country teams and business

partners to ensure maximum operational efficiency and alignment.

Skills for Success

  • Education: Bachelor degree
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and manage project timeline
  • Ability to make decisions independently with limited direction and visibility
  • Develops collaborative and diverse relationships both internally and externally
  • Proficient in Excel with advanced skills in building financial models and data analysis. Ability to create tools, dashboards, and reports autonomously.
  • Strong understanding of financial parameters and budgeting processes.
  • Experience in managing franchising partnerships, particularly in the Sportswear industry in Spain and Portugal.
  • English fluency and one other European language desirable.

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
  • 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!