Junior Product Merchandiser – Timberland PRO

  • Timberland
  • Mendrisio, Ticino, Switzerland
  • 22/03/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Meet Timberland.

Founded in 1973, Timberland® is a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, New Hampshire, with international headquarters in Switzerland and Hong Kong. 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.

This position is a part of the Timberland PRO® team, which champions professional tradespeople around the world. Timberland PRO has grown to be one of the largest work safety brands in the footwear and apparel space by building on the tradition of craftsmanship and innovation that started with Timberland’s iconic yellow boot. The Timberland PRO brand exists to help men and women in the trades conquer their workday. Timberland PRO is committed to innovating and evolving, engineered with technologies to provide the very best in comfort, durability and performance–all day long.

At the heart of Timberland and Timberland PRO 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.

Timberland is a VF Corporation brand. VF is one of the world’s leading apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations, and a commitment to deliver innovative products and create long-term value for its employees, customers and shareholders.

To learn more about Timberland and Timberland PRO and share in our mission to step outside, work together and make it better, visit one of our stores, go to www.timberland.com or follow us @timberland and @timberlandpro.

The role:
We are looking for an outstanding Junior Product Merchandiser to join our Timberland PRO Apparel Product Creation team in Stabio, Switzerland.

The candidate will support the Merchandise Managers to analyze and understanding of the market situation, needs and product performance and producing the merchandising plan. The candidate will also support the Merchandising Department in all administrative duties necessary for the team to achieve its goals and objectives.

Primary accountabilities:


  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data to support the Merchandising Manager’s analysis, liaising with the Global Merch Planning team
  • Competition: understand the needs of the target consumers and competitive environment by desk research and occasional field visits
  • Sales: continuous follow up of the sales forecasts and performance of each channel and category to provide data to respective Product Merchandise Manager
  • Product: Understand the product life cycle and SKU efficiency and support the management of this under the direction of the Merchandising Manager
  • Ensure accurate and regular data reporting, liaising with Global Merch Planning team


  • Able to map and generate analyses of the market situation per category and areas thanks to the collected data for all Product Merchandise Managers
  • Support the seasonal SKU selection and allocation thanks to data analysis and market specific requirements
  • Accountable for the line list build up, by style, colour and maintain the data accuracy
  • Support the process of seasonal sales-men sample order from selection up to market allocation


  • Maintain a close collaboration with the Design and Development team to confirm accuracy of the projects as well as provide further info when needed
  • Ensure that the brand Marketing team has the requested content


  • Ensure a constant evaluation of launched items by seeking market feedback and product performance check within directive set by Product Merchandising Managers
  • Establish a close collaboration within the sales structure to get feedback and insights
  • Follow up on the line list exactness in terms of product information, segmentation information, product drop.
  • Maintain and update the line plan and PLM (Enovia)
  • Support Product Line meetings as needed
  • Maintain the showroom to ensure all samples displayed are correct and updated when necessary

How You’ll Make A Difference…

  • University degree or (equivalent) in Business, Merchandising or equivalent
  • 1-2 years’ experience in branded merchandise/development, retail buying or product design/development experience
  • Be able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in Workwear Brand will be considered as a huge plus
  • Good knowledge of Apparel categories to implement focused GTM process.
  • Understand the different Distribution channels and their complexities
  • ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Good communicator
  • Team oriented

What’s in It for You?
Along with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits program, we offer a flexible, casual work setting, up to eight weeks of paid parental leave, 40 hours of paid community service and generous employee discounts on all our amazing VF brands. And it’s not just our products which set us apart from others, it’s our people! We believe they deserve to be nurtured and looked after.

That’s why, on top of comprehensive benefits, we offer much more:

  • Career ownership, enabling you to build your knowledge and experience across different brands and even different countries;
  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do;
  • Tailored training. From a thorough induction to ongoing online and face-to-face training, we are committed to helping you grow, both professionally and personally;
  • An inclusive environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together.

If you like what you’ve read and want to join our team, we’d love to hear from you!