In short

As EMEA Merchandising Lead, you will be the product expert in our European management team, leading assortment and product strategy for all our channels, across DtC and wholesale. Your entrepreneurial spirit will let you identify, conceptualize and prioritize improvement opportunities in our range and work to implement them cross-functionally. If you love sportswear product, excel in a fast paced environment, understand the footwear and apparel landscape in Euro products and commercial levers and are excited about driving the next level of consumer experience and growth for our brand, this is your opportunity.

Your Mission

  • Lead the European product strategy, including European market feedback and directional input on range and product categories to the product management team, starting with season kick-off to post-season debrief
  • Work with category sales leads and product teams (apparel and footwear) on building regional and country-specific assortments based on the global range
  • Build and train a consumer centric mindset and assortment logic in our European DtC, marketing and sales teams, anchoring all channels in a consistent way of building assortments
  • Champion the growth of On’s performance apparel business by identifying the right commercial levers to acquire new On apparel fans across all our channels and implementing those levers together with the team
  • Lead and translate market insights, feedback and regional needs during the product calendar to Global Product teams to inform the product line plan for future seasons.
  • Advise global sales and product team on pricing pyramid for the European markets
  • Contribute to a thorough seasonal forecasting process & lead de-brief to product team post sell-in
  • Provide relevant market insights to the product team throughout the full development (category trend liaison with BD team, provide insights based on market reports)
  • Define product and tech stories for the region to support sales and marketing team in sell-in
  • Define competitor set for On shoe and apparel line to support sales team in positioning
  • Handle SMU requests from A to Z in partnership with community sales lead and product team
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Your story

  • 7+ years' of relevant experience, thereof min. 3 years’ in a merchandising or product management, apparel and footwear experience preferred
  • Experience with Key Accounts from past roles - ideally Europe-focused
  • Good understanding of sportswear landscape, consumers and channels selling running/training, outdoor and active-lifestyle shoes and apparel in Europe
  • Ability to lead and grow a team and ability to influence, convince and manage a variety of regional and international stakeholders
  • Experience in developing distribution strategy, keeping consumers, accounts and sales teams in mind
  • Strong communicator and presenter in front of diverse internal and external audiences
  • Experience in visual merchandising online and offline
  • Analytical and future oriented mindset paired with a can-do attitude
  • Strong team-player, keen to play a connector role between the regional and product teams
  • Business proficiency in English, other European languages a plus
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About the Team

You will be part of the extended EMEA leadership team and work alongside the Head of Sales, Head of Marketing and Head of DtC ecom for the region, with a clear focus on product. Your future team will include apparel and footwear merchandising experts. As your work is strongly cross-functional in nature, you will also closely work with our Product Management teams, Product merchandising and Operations. The sales directors, marketing leads, key account managers, DtC leads and tech rep teams in the markets consider you a trusted and valuable advisor.

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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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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.