VF Corporation Online Merchandiser EASTPAK in Belgium

Job Description

Eastpak was founded in 1952 and evolved from a manufacturer of military issue backpacks and duffels into the leading supplier of stylish, functional solutions for city living and the things you carry with you. From street-smart backpacks to convenient shoulder bags and ingenious luggage and travel items, every Eastpak bag or accessory is designed to let you cram more life and excitement into your day, whether moving across town or across the globe.

Eastpak is part of VF Corporation, a world player famous for its well-known brands, such as Lee, Wrangler, Kipling, Timberland, Napapijri, Reef, The North Face and Vans.

In Europe, VF employs more than 7.000 associates. In Belgium, the entire VF team, consists of 800 enthusiastic employees who continuously work on the expansion of our company.

In this role you will help shape the digital future of Eastpak by partnering with both internal and external stakeholders to help drive and exceed our eCommerce and digital concession financial results by maximizing sales and margin, sell through and bottom line profitability following Eastpakā€™s Global Brand Strategy and Vision.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ...

As a key member of the online merchandising team you will be responsible for:

  • New collection launches by creating and managing both the eCommerce and digital concession online catalogues working across departments to gather all the needed assets

  • Driving the execution of the eCommerce and digital concession trading strategy

  • Managing site content calendars collaborating with our Brand Marketing team to ensure the best possible customer experience with a strong focus on mobile

  • Cross and upselling strategy

  • Assisting the merchandising team with all reporting aspects, identifying both quantitative and qualitative business insights to help driving decision making

  • Maintaining a strong awareness of the business context and competition through continuous benchmarking

  • Helping with the creation of business requirements for new site developments and with user acceptance testing

Required profile:

  • Minimum 3 year experience in online merchandising or digital roles with a focus on thinking retail, merchandising, coordinating and achieving business results

  • Experience of Google Analytics or other web analytics tools and eCommerce platforms. Knowledge of Magento or smart merchandising tools is an asset.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs

  • Experience working with mobile design or merchandising

  • A good understanding of SEO and conversion rate optimisation

  • Knowledge of digital marketing practices, SEM, and social media

  • Fluency in English, any other European language is an asset

  • Passionate, work on own initiative trying new approaches

  • Excellent in time management, problem solving, attention to detail and communication skills

  • A team player, sharing skills and ideas to ensure the best outcome for business and the team

  • Able to efficiently and effectively work with third parties

  • Capable of foreseeing online user journey complexities and suggest improvements to ensure a seamless shopping experience

JOIN OUR DIGITAL FAMILY

Our digital team is committed to constantly delivering a best-in-class online experience. We are looking for a passionate, customer obsessed, forward-thinking individual who stands out from the crowd.

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.