Product Merchandiser – Eastpak

Job Details

Eastpak is looking for an exceptional Product Merchandiser to join our Product & Design team based in Antwerp, Belgium.

At Eastpak, we’re Built to Resist whatever life throws at us, as we express ourselves as individuals and inspire positive resistance. Since we started our journey half a century ago, we’ve refined our classic bag designs and continue to innovate and collaborate with some of the world’s leading creatives.

We’re committed to making durable designs that stand the test of time, as we foster a more sustainable way of living. Our Eastpak culture is defined by Empowerment, Responsibility, Creativity, Collaboration and Positive Resistance.

Eastpak is Built to Resist, are you?

Let’s Talk about the Role

As Product Merchandis er you are responsible to research and analyze the market situation, stay updated on current and future trends, needs and product performance and run competition benchmarks, prepare presentation and make recommendations, suggest action plans. You will also support the creation of the most efficient Eastpak product assortment to fulfill the business targets as well as anticipating the market trends. This role is reporting to the Senior Merchandising Manager.

How You Will Make a Difference

Staying informed on what is selling of each channel and category and regularly download the business performance to the wider teams
Owning a complete understanding of consumer trends and markets/competition including their pricing strategies
Supporting in driving best in class profitable assortments together with the Merchandising team, driven by marketplace reality and business opportunities
Maintaining the seasonal line plans for the different segmentation and collection levels while ensuring line efficiency by conducting in depth productivity analyses (SKU level)
Contributing to the line development and collaborating with the Design & Development team on the seasonal direction by providing them with the collection briefings and ID’s
Accountable for updating and accuracy at all time of the different systems (Grid, line lists, Analyses)
Support the seasonal sales reps sample order and follow up on the process
Present the seasonal highlights and collections to sales force during the various steps of the go to market process (GTM process meetings) in coordination with wider product team and marketing
Foster a close collaboration with Planning on seasonal investment and partner with Marketing to ensure the right seasonal content is leveraged in their tools
Supporting the Sr Merch manager to implement the merchandising strategies and brand objectives

Skills for Success

3+ years’ experience in Merchandising, Sales, Product Management, Merchandising planning ideally in global brand organizations
Understanding of Excel with a strong detail orientation and thoroughness
Being a true team player that champions new way of workings
Demonstrates flexibility and initiative
Strong communication skills – includes presentation, influencing and negotiation skills
Fluent English (both written and spoken)
Has a passion for the product and is consumer obsessed

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
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

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 opportunitie s 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! Apply, visit, or follow us on our LinkedIn and Instagram pages, see you there!

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