Administrator IT Systems Jakob


Teamhead of E-Commerce

Cape Town, South Africa

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

To drive PUMA South Africa E-Commerce sales and margins through merchandising, marketing, customer service and content initiatives according to PUMA’s brand strategy and key product stories. Key objectives are:

  • Responsibility for execution of the E-Commerce strategy for Puma ZA.
  • To own, manage, and prioritise multiple projects with high-quality output.
  • To provide leadership, development and supervision to a highly skilled team of E-Commerce professionals.
  • P/L control of the ZA E-Commerce business

KPIs and qualitative measures:

  • Net Sales
  • Gross Margin
  • Inventory Turnover
  • Cost Control
  • Site traffic
  • Conversion rate

Your Talent

  • Minimum 3-5 years of hands-on E-Commerce experience, with demonstrated business success. Multi-channel retail experience is a plus.
  • 2+ years of experience in leading a team. Experience hiring and developing high-performance teams.
  • Proficiency in E-Commerce best practices and technical environment.
  • Must have experience in working with E-Commerce systems such as Demandware, Hybris, Magento or similar.
  • Generalist experience in Content Management and Merchandising Systems, including analysis of E-Commerce merchandising and sales performance.
  • Experience of project management through platform changes, upgrades, testing and integration of new technology, systems or service providers is a plus.
  • Excellent presentation and influencing skills with exceptional follow through skills .
  • Ability to managing multiple projects simultaneously and manage time autonomously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment and flexibility to accommodate demanding project schedules and business deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to be able to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a diverse setup.
  • An inspirational, collaborative individual with strong leadership skills to manage and collaborate with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams within a fast-paced environment.
  • High level of energy, initiative, and professionalism with innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to business issues.
  • Forecasting ability and the ability to analyse data.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and modeling skills, with an orientation to details, at both the strategic and exceptional levels.  Ability to convert raw data into actionable business insights.
  • Understanding of E-Commerce technology, including platform, payment process, content management, etc.
  • Ability to see consumer perspective and serve as their advocate.
  • Understand key retail metrics and calendars, including markup, margin, sell thru, demand curves.

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.