Regional Merchandising Director Maria


Key Account Manager

Los Angeles, California, 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

  • Provide the highest level of service and product expertise each season from sell-in to sell-thru.
  • Manage & direct Better Department Store account base
  • Create & Execute brand and account strategies for base.
  • Develop financial plans to acquire new business opportunities and maximize sales while minimalizing risk within existing businesses.
  • Communicate with management both internally and externally
  • Coordinate and prepare seasonal product presentations
  • Achieve sales goals by quarter and category as defined by management
  • Manage account level P&L to deliver targeted GM$ requirements.
  • Work with marketing to develop plans to support key initiatives.
  • Weekly forecasting to assure we are capturing demand
  • Proactive order book management.
  • Continual sales analysis to manage product life cycles, inventory models, and capitalize on successes and address issues as needed.
  • Monitor competitor’s activities and performance, along with implementing strategies and tactics to compete.
  • Attend regional and national sales meetings and trade shows as requested

Your Talent

  • BS or BA Degree required.
  • 7+ years of footwear sales or relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional follow through and organizational skills.
  • Extensive travel, up to 70%
  • Working knowledge of national competitive landscape.
  • Understanding of retailer’s financial metrics- sales, inventory, turn, GM$.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and work against business deadlines.
  • High level of energy, initiative, and professionalism.
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to business issues.
  • Results oriented person with technical product knowledge.
  • Must be proficient on MS Office (word, excel, power-point, etc).
  • Significant travel to accounts, pertinent markets, and corporate offices

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.

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