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Senior Specialist - Merchandise Planner, EMEA


Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland



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On is taking the global sports footwear, apparel, and accessories market by storm with cutting-edge tech and innovative products. We are seeking a Merchandise Planner to quantify and transform On’s product strategy for the EMEA region into actionable and accountable plans. You will work in collaboration with our Merchandising and Sales teams to ensure we have the right plans to reach every consumer who wants On.

Your Mission

  • Drive future seasonal product forecasts with the regional sales leads to maximize opportunities and minimize product liability, validating projections using both sales history, market intelligence, customer input and brand ambitions. - Collaborate with DTC merchandise planners to align seasonal plans across channels, leveraging our product segmentation across our multiple consumer touchpoints. - Collaborate with VM and Sales Planning to support account managers in translating sales budgets into seasonal assortment plans to allocate product across our B2B top Accounts and distributor markets. - Manage the development of annual and seasonal merchandise forecasting for categories including top-down/bottom-up level plans for sales, inventory (phase-in and phase-out), style counts, productivity, and margin across pre-season, in-season and postseason. - Partner with regional merchandisers to develop and propose business tactics in response to current business trends, advising them on open-to-buy, optimum unit purchasing, etc. - Routinely presents recommendations and other analyses to senior leadership and executive management related to driving short and long-term business goals including franchise, pricing, product, silhouettes or color/pattern trends, etc. - Manages, maintains, and communicates all seasonal forecasting tools across all 3 product categories (Shoes, Apparel and Accessories) with close collaboration with Controlling, Supply & Demand Planning Teams. - Lead Monthly Merchandising Budget Tracking reviews with Sales Planning for: re-distribution, re-forecast sales, stock and markdowns, review and action OTB.

Your story

  • 3-5 years of experience with merchandise, retail and/or assortment planning or other applicable experience. - 1+ years working for a global retailer or within the sports, fashion industry or consumer goods industry. - High proficiency with MS Excel, forecasting tools, and sales planning tools such as Anaplan. - You have experience presenting and communicating with key stakeholders, internally and externally, and are able to navigate through an organization adjusting language to diverse audiences. - You have experience analyzing, and reviewing trends and data to forecast a holistic story across a product category. - Willingness to travel up to 5% of the time; travel percentage will fluctuate based on business needs.

About The Team

Ever imagine working in a team, where a passion for people and a commitment to movement comes first? You’ll be joining an entrepreneurial and collaborative team, passionate about crafting a premium consumer experience for our retail partners and spreading the excitement of our brand. Our European team is growing, come along for the journey.

Most lived Spirit in our team

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically – to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose. On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination