Marketing Manager Christina

Marketing

Manager, Marketing - Basketball

Westford, Massachusetts, United States of America

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what’s next in both sport and culture.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Your Mission

The Manager, Marketing - Basketball will be responsible for developing and executing basketball marketing plans that will engage consumers, drive traffic and drive sales to our key retailers and eCommerce sites in PUMA North America.  

  • Coordinate the execution of PUMA basketball product launch and marketing activation plans in North America inclusive of consumer and account marketing plans 
  • Manage the marketing seeding and product ordering process for basketball initiatives and launches
  • Manage and execute grassroots basketball programs and activations
  • Coordinate athlete and talent requests for internal marketing members and execute appearances and associated events and retailer programs
  • Manage local level launch events and activations associated with key local basketball cultural moments and programs (ex. All-Star, NBA Draft, sponsorships)
  • Manage required marketing agencies and contractors involved with on the ground execution of marketing programs
  • Develop cross-functional creative and activation briefs when relevant
  • Develop executive summary launch plans and recap decks for all product launches
  • Work with consumer marketing channels on media/social/PR needs for local level launch support, activations and key account programs
  • Manage the regional marketing basketball budget and all associated processes
  • Work with the Global Head of Basketball Marketing and support regionally connected programs

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Sports Marketing or Communications  
  • 5-6 years of relevant marketing experience – marketing planning, activation planning, channel marketing or agency experience
  • Clear interest, passion and knowledge for basketball, sneakers and sport culture   
  • Ability to interact with celebrities, athletes and talent in a professional manner
  • Highly skilled project management capabilities
  • Proven cross-functional communication skills and seen as a team player
  • Must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a proven ability to work independently, adhere to tight deadlines, and multi-task
  • Excellent organization and computer skills required; aptitude for PowerPoint specifically
  • Ability to work out of two offices (Westford and Boston)
  • In mid-2021, the PUMA North America Regional Corporate Headquarters will be moving to a new office located in Somerville, MA. All positions currently located at the Westford office, as well as at our International Boston office, will make this transition

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.For additional information, please contact: us-hrrecruiter@puma.com

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