International Merchandising Manager
Certina — Biel
20.09.2019 | Employee | 100%

International Merchandising Manager

The company

CERTINA is a company of the Swatch Group producing Swiss watches in the mid-price range. We do operate with 18 own affiliates worldwide and with agents in various countries.

Job description

To complete our marketing team, we are looking for a dynamic Merchandising Manager to define, develop and implement activities that reflect the image of the Brand.

  • Furniture :
    • Responsible for brand furniture projects
    • Briefing and follow up with agency for all furniture demands (SIS, custom made furniture)
    • Lead of production process with production companies (from offer to quality control)
    • Management of furniture stock (order, transport, invoicing)
    • Lead of requests for implementation of furniture in different markets
    • Market research, trend observation
    • Representing the brand during store renovation planning of retailer or SG stores
    • Leaflet SIS overview
    • Onsite release of SIS implementation for big projects
    • Special support and supervision of our Chinese & Hongkong affiliates

  • Roadshow and Promotion :
    • Design and concept ideas (in-house and with agency)
    • Promotion and Roadshow guidelines
    • Implementation of approved concepts
    • Support and coordination of all market requests
    • Special support and supervision of our Chinese affiliate

  • Decoration :                                
    • Special window concept according to communication roadmap
    • Creation of POS guidelines in co-operation with Marketing Coordinator
    • Support of market requests for special window layouts
    • Approvals of layout proposals from the markets

  • Art Work Layouts and Approvals:
    • Approval of layout proposals from the markets
    • Creation and/or coordination of layout requests from the markets

  • Miscellaneous:                      
    • Responsibility of allocated budget
    • (Occasionally) In-house graphic designs on demand, retouching
    • Business card production for new Certina employees within the Group
    • Coordination of agency agreements with the legal department if required


  • Strong experience in retail design and decoration, visual merchandising, window dressing for boutiques and stores with high design standards
  • Acute visual awareness and visual flair for contemporary and attractive design solutions
  • Ability to lead projects independently

Professional requirements

  • Design, merchandising or Architectural education
  • At least 3 years of experience in Merchandising and furniture and in Project Management
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, other graphic program, Microsoft Office


  • Mother language French or German and fluent in the other language, English (written and word)

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