In short

Whether you’re looking to jump start your career or gain first hands-on experience in a new field, an internship at On offers you a unique growth experience, the chance to make an impact from day 1 and contribute to On’s growth journey. We are looking for fresh ideas, curious minds and passionate individuals ready to make a difference. Our internships generally last 6 months and you will be fully embedded in a team.

  • Start date: September 1st, 2024
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Prerequisite: Interest in area relevant to the internship, passion for On, right to work in EU / Switzerland
  • Note: This is a paid internship
  • If you don't meet the criteria above, unfortunately, we cannot move forward with your application. Please be truthful in your answers, the recruiter reviewing your application will appreciate your honesty.

Your Mission

  • Learn to be the voice of the consumer and market place in the product creation process
  • Sit at the intersection of product design and development to support the creation of industry-leading footwear collection
  • You are responsible for working with your team to validate and input critical cross functional product data
  • Support the creation of clear and relevant briefs (meaningful product stories & concepts, range architecture, materials, colours)
  • Contribute to increasing our industry knowledge and trends by supporting the team to build meaningful trend reports and gather consumer insights.
  • Utilise your organisational skills to stay on top of sample tracking and coordination
  • Manage sample delivery to partners, sales or campaigns teams as necessary
  • Support the team in communicating product updates to different stakeholders
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Your story

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong preference for a self-starter, who asks questions, provides clear feedback and solves problems to improve Product Managers’ daily job
  • Passion for culture with knowledge of footwear, design, tennis, and collaborations in general
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills - both externally and internally
  • Ability to read, speak and write English fluently
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About the Team

As the Footwear Product Strategy intern, you will have the opportunity to support the Product Strategy team in a number of exciting tasks, projects and processes. Your team will be the Tennis team, working across performance and lifestyle footwear. You will have the opportunity to assist this team in various project work and activations, whilst helping to drive internal alignment between the strategy team and other departments at On such as PR/Comms, Campaigns, Marketing, Sales and more

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We harness the power of the whole – combining the different skill sets, knowledge and points of view within our teams in search of sustainable, stylish and successful products.

Learn about our Spirits
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Ruth Heenan

Product Manager, Zürich

Every single person on the team is actually involved from the start and everyone brings their ideas. We spend time playing around in our lab so that we can get quick ideas down and then test these with athletes or with the consumers.
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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.

Build the better you

What to expect

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.