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VF Corporation Pattern Maker - Dickies (6 months temporary contract) in Stabio, Switzerland

Principal Accountabilities:

Under close supervision:* Work with cross-functional teams, including consumer research, R&D, and engineering, to compile and evaluate research on future product requirements and identify enhancements to current products* Help product development team test strategies including pricing, product design, marketing, advertising, and packaging

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field Equivalent years of experience in a substantially similar industry may be considered in lieu of a degree to be determined by the nature of the specific job and the hiring manager’s criteria One year of related experience preferred* Strong written and oral communication* Proficient PC skills

Knowledge & Application:

  • Good knowledge of single specialist area achieved through prior study or previous experience* Applies knowledge of the principles and practices in a recognized professional field requiring extensive academic preparation * Applies knowledge of standardized rules, procedures, and operations within own area* Determines a course of action based on guidelines

Problem Solving:

  • Encounters fairly similar problems which require some fact finding, clarification, and basic analysis * Most solutions will be found within normal operating processes and policies* Selects the best solution based on a set of defined procedures or precedence * Occasionally, requires basic problem solving techniques to define problems and use previous experience to identify


  • Exchanges standard/basic technical or nontechnical information with colleagues and immediate superiors and/or customers * May be a required to interpret or clarify technical information to aid understanding* Audience is generally knowledgeable about the subject matter* Conveys straightforward information to non-divergent audiences


  • Impact is limited to short-term team performance* Supports the achievement of goals through own personal effort * Responsible for planning own work, assessing own progress, and adjusting efforts to meet goals


  • Accountable for meeting own targets which impact the immediate work area* Accountable for meeting own targets which are often considered financially immeasurable* Work is reviewed periodically* Is aware of wider profitability issues

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.