Head of GTM Operations Shane

Product Development

Senior Head of Product

Tokyo, Japan

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 translate company’s strategic direction into market driven product strategy in Japan.

  • Lead, manage and develop local product team of 15+ members.
  • Lead Product team in delivering products (footwear, apparel and accessories) mainly for local market according to brand guidelines and local customer needs within the set timeline in close collaboration with Sales and Merchandising.
  • Focus on improving product design, quality, price/value ratio and GP margin and ensure that products will be developed according PUMA quality and safety standards.
  • Supervise preparation, coordination and execution of the product briefing and the product sign off process including all product related meetings.
  • Maintain and coordinate pro-active market research incl. trend, competitor and PUMA store checks and build up trend focus. Ensure frequent competitor Benchmark exercises to understand and track the brand and price positioning.

Your Talent

  • Business level Japanese and English
  • Min 7 years working experience with sport / fashion company
  • At least 3 years of leadership experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion, marketing, business management or related discipline is preferred
  • Team worker with strong project and team management skills
  • Flexible and agile
  • Creative and innovative
  • Customer focus

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.