Manager Marketing Accessories & Licensing Out Clelia

Product Management

(Sr.) Product Line Manager Sportstyle Apparel

Herzogenaurach, Germany

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

  • Managing the creation of apparel product lines through a process of line planning, brief creation, internal design and development meetings until prototype approvals with a strong focus on key account requests from EMEA market
  • Ensuring that the final products are target consumer and trend relevant, aligned with corporate strategy, competitive on the market and offer a unique selling proposition
  • Planning product lines and price basis considering specified Brand and Business Unit targets as well as merchandising plans
  • Cooperating closely with Merchandising & Sales, Key Accounts as well as Design and Development (PUMA Group Sourcing) to ensure that the final collection is reflecting market needs
  • Manage market and competitor studies with regular visits to key markets and fairs with focus on EMEA region
  • Present product lines to merchandising and sales partners as well as to key accounts
  • Checking the final Free on Board-prices considering given target margins
  • Constantly challenging the product costing and how costing affects the product quality, margin & net sales from design phase to production release.

Your Talent

  • This position is limited for 14 months
  • All genders are welcome to apply
  • University Degree in Fashion Management, Business or Marketing
  • Minimum 3-5 years of international apparel experience with a top tier international sports/fashion company
  • Very good knowledge and passion for sports, consumer trends as well as the sportswear market focused on EMEA
  • Very good organizational skills to manage complex processes and calendars
  • Very strong analytical skills, overall business orientation
  • Team player mentality, high flexibility and open mindedness
  • Very good verbal and written language skills in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of MS Office environment (Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Initiative, energy, passion, eye for details, confident and looking for daily challenges in an international environment.

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.