Merchandising Lead Performance All Day & Training EMEA

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28 Mar 2024

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As EMEA Merchandising Lead, for our PAD (Performance All Day) and Training verticales you will be the product expert in our EMEA regional team, leading assortment and product strategy for all our channels, across DtC and wholesale.

Your entrepreneurial spirit will let you identify, conceptualize and prioritize improvement opportunities in our range and work to implement them cross-functionally. If you love sportswear product, excel in a fast paced environment, understand the footwear and apparel landscape in Euro products and commercial levers and are excited about driving the next level of consumer experience and growth for our brand, this is your opportunity.

Your Mission

- Lead the European product strategy for PAD - Performance all day (performance & lifestyle products) and Performance Training verticals, including - European market feedback and directional input on range and product categories to the global product teams, starting with season kick-off to post-season debrief
- Work with regional, channel and global merchandising teams (apparel and footwear) on building regional and country-specific assortments from the global range and tailored to regional needs
- Build and train a consumer centric mindset and assortment logic in our European channels, marketing and sales teams, anchoring all channels in a consistent way of building assortments
- Lead and translate market insights, feedback and regional needs into the Seasonal GTM milestones to Global Product teams to inform the product line plan for future seasons.
- Advise global sales and product teams on pricing pyramid for the European markets
- Contribute to a thorough seasonal forecasting process & lead de-brief to product team post sell-in
- Work with the wider merchandising teams on building right merchandise plans and dashboards for product performance tracking
- Drive market & product trends with commercial analytics, provide insights based on market reports
- Define product key looks and tech stories for the region to support sales and marketing team in sell-in
- Handle SMU requests from A to Z in partnership with market/B2B sales lead and product teams

Your Story

- 5+ years' of relevant experience in a merchandising or product management, apparel and footwear experience preferred
- Experience with Key Accounts (e.g. JD Sports, Footlocker, Online pure players, niche accounts) & DTC from past roles - ideally Europe-focused
- Good understanding of sportswear landscape, consumers and channels selling, running/training, outdoor and active-lifestyle shoes and apparel in Europe
- Ability to influence, convince and manage a variety of regional and global stakeholders
- Experience in developing distribution strategy, keeping consumers, accounts and sales teams in mind
- Strong communicator and presenter in front of diverse internal and external audiences
- Experience in visual merchandising online and offline
- Analytical and future oriented mindset paired with a can-do attitude
- Strong team-player, keen to play a connector role between the regional and product teams
- Business proficiency in English, other European languages a plus

Meet The Team

You will be part of the EMEA Merchandising team and work alongside key functions such as B2B sales, eCom and Retail, demand planning with a clear focus on product. As your work is strongly cross-functional in nature, you will also closely work with our Global Product team & merchandising and Operations. The sales & channel teams, marketing leads, key account managers, DtC leads and tech rep teams in the markets consider you a trusted and valuable advisor.

What We Offer

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.


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