Retail Planner – 1 year contract/assignment (Timberland EMEA)

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Timberland EMEA is looking for an exceptional Retail Planner (1 year contract/assignment) to join our DTC Planning & Allocation team based in Stabio, Switzerland.


Founded in 1973, Timberland® is a global outdoor lifestyle brand. Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying – and protecting – nature.

At the heart of the Timberland brand is the core belief that a greener future is a better future. This comes to life through a decades-long commitment to make products responsibly, protect the outdoors, and strengthen communities around the world.


Let’s Talk about the Role

The Retail Planner will be responsible for delivering a best in cla ss in-season execution, reaching revenue e margin targets as well as managing inventory levels for the assigned product category.


How You Will Make a Difference

You will achieve this by:

Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom-line profitability. Manage the financial success of different departments and channels by meeting sales, gross margin, and inventory turn goals.
Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class. Collaborate with merchandising to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities by department.
Support Product Merchandising for product phasing by channel and country split during the buying process.
Analyze sales trends and create ad hoc reports to monitor and deep dive in-season performance to influence future buy strategies.
Develop knowledge of geographic and store-attribute performance and trends through data analysis and field communication.
Constantly review stores and product performance and implement actions to reach targets.
Promotion & events: weekly review of the promotional strategy to steer the business through promotions, price points and store events.
Analyse business and product performance, highlighting risks and opportunities and inform cross functionally.
Product allocation: guarantee the right product flow in the stores and the right inventory levels. Coordinate with the DC.
Actively participate in weekly meeting providing key information and data to inform business decisions.
Coaching & developing the allocation team and set up a strong partnership and collaboration across the Planning and allocation.
Manage product mix and drive inventory levels, promotion and option count.

Skills for Success

At least 2 years retail experience desired, 2 years work experience in an analytical field desired.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and years of experience.
Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
Demonstrates logical analysis and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of Merchandising KPIs
Advanced computer skills in Excel required
Possesses an ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them.
Must have effective communication skills in order to communicate to team members, various business contacts and management
Proactive and feedback-oriented attitude

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 post 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!