VF Corporation Business Analyst (FP&A) The North Face EMEA in Switzerland

Job Description


This is a Business Analyst role within the Finance team of The North Face EMEA. Objective of the job:

  • Be primary data source for the Brand Senior Management

  • Support Brand FP&A activities with specific focus on sales, margin and Brand expenses related to the EMEA Wholesale business

  • Brand reporting, as per Brand/Corp requirements and guidelines

  • Ad hoc analysis to support Brand/Corp decision


Key team member of the FP&A Brand department with main focus on:

  • Analyse current and historical trends in key performance indicators including all areas including revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures for the Wholesale business

  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of unexpected variance

  • Assist the periodic Financial forecasting process and yearly Budget process for sales, margin and brand costs for the Wholesale business

  • Assist the yearly Long range plan process for sales, margin and brand costs for the Wholesale business

  • Assist the continuous development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Long range plan and Modelling tools

  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis

  • Periodic Financial reports

  • Implement and work with a Business Intelligence Tool (mainly Cognos) and Dashboard reports

  • Maintain and develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives

  • Analyse complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes

  • Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position.

  • Education: Bachelor or Master Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics degree / knowledge preferable

  • Experience: Minimum 2/3 years experience within FP&A department preferably in a multinational environment under US GAAP or Audit/Financial advisory roles within a Big 4

  • Language skills: Proficient in English, spoken as well as written

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and Power Point, proficient in SAP platform and Cognos.

Please note that only applications and CV in English will be considered for this role

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.

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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.