In short

The Franchise lead will holistically help shape and drive the development of On’s key individual footwear franchises from its strategic positioning, merchandising and distribution to ensuring a sustainable franchise brand management and product lifecycle. You will partner with key stakeholders in product creation, go to market and sales to keep elevating our consumer’s and key accounts’ product perception to drive the brand and overall business forward.

Your Mission

  • Strategically position and develop the product portfolio over mid-term
  • Own the distribution and segmentation strategy globally
  • Partner with the product team to manage the product tree, ensuring efficiency and a sustainable product lifecycle
  • Manage the business plan that will help to progress and build new franchise iterations for seasons to come
  • Develop the product business with strategic audience acquisition campaigns
  • Partner alongside the PMs with selected Key Accounts to drive volume and vision into the right direction
  • Build a long-term network of few key individuals who carry the brand into cultural relevance
  • Partner with the global partnerships lead to decide on key collaborators
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Your story

  • 8+ years of experience in the field of merchandising, product management or go-to-market ideally in the apparel & fashion, sporting goods or luxury industry
  • Ability to provide merchandising leadership, including ability to manage/mentor team and peers.
  • Strong consumer understanding and ability to interpret insights against strategy.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • A thorough understanding of customer markets and trends in the lifestyle / sneaker industry.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.
  • Strong solution oriented and positive mindset.
  • Positive and organized work ethic, ability to organize teams and processes cross functionally.
  • Skill in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
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About the Team

As the product strategy team, we’re responsible for managing product creation from start to finish. Our cross functional interaction is driven by a consumer-focused mindset to ensure we create a product line that sells in and through.

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We harness the power of the whole – combining the different skill sets, knowledge and points of view within our teams in search of sustainable, stylish and successful products.

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Ruth Heenan

Product Manager, Zürich

Every single person on the team is actually involved from the start and everyone brings their ideas. We spend time playing around in our lab so that we can get quick ideas down and then test these with athletes or with the consumers.
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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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What to expect

We want to set everyone up for success, so here’s the lowdown on how we hire. Our process is a two-way street – bringing you into our culture, while helping us learn how you think.

Our full process can last about eight weeks from application to offer, because we care about getting it right. These steps explain how we usually do things.

Before you get started, feel free to consider if you want to work with us. Strange question? Well, we give people a lot of space to navigate their day-to-day and that style isn't for everyone. We want you to be passionate about what you do and be sure this is the right fit. Because when skills and passion combine – it creates that 'Wow' moment.