Business Planning Intern – VANS

Job Details

VANS EMEA is looking for an exceptional Business Planning Intern to join our Multi-Channel Operations team based in Stabio, Switzerland.

Vans® is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, we have thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture.

By joining our family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work hard across a multitude of initiatives to bring the Van Doren Spirit to life. We live for what we do.

Let’s Talk about the Role

You as Business Planning Intern will support the Sales Team to plan and execute the business with the designated Accounts, support the forecasting and planning process, provide regular sell-through updates to identify risks and opportunities for the specific area of business, keeping into consideration the G2N forecasting.

You will have a 360-degree picture of the business of the designated area, looking into all the elements to support the Account Teams throughout the entire Sales cycle and proposing solutions to maximise the business within the designated area.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will achieve this by:

Driving the forecasting and planning process throughout all the phases of the Go To Market Process.
Creating a set of complete and comprehensive tools to read the business and drive corrective actions where needed.
Developing tools to highlight deviations versus targets and original forecasts to measure and improve forecasting accuracy.
Providing regular updates on main seasonal KPI’s providing analysis and comments on trends.
Leading the weekly calls with Channel Managers on monthly shipping and business execution.
Improving processes to run a smooth forecasting process and sell-in from an operational standpoint.
Acting as the main point of contact within the assigned channel.

Skills for Success

You should be an analytical person with a strong business acumen with:

The ability to read the business and its KPI’s.
An expertise in business analysis and related tools.
An understanding of the business and its dynamics.
The capability to prioritize activities within your reach.
A keen interest in understanding the Retail business and its driving forces.
You are a student, or you have recently graduated (in 2022 only) – required.

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

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.

This role is not eligible for relocation support.

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!

Please submit your application in English.