Head of GTM Operations Shane

Product Development

Developer Apparel China

Ningbo, China

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

  • Independently developing assigned styles / collections in cooperation with Design / PLM / Team Head Development / Sourcing BU Manager / other Sourcing Functions and Garment Suppliers
  • Ensure on time sample delivery, good sample quality / execution / fitting
  • Drive proactive cross functional communication with internal and external teams to ensure a smooth product development process
  • Provide inputs / comments / suggestions which help to achieve a higher product value
  • Ensure on-time product finalization and approval (including artwork approvals) prior to bulk order placement
  • Responsible to prepare, maintain and follow up all necessary documents (Style specifications, size tables, fabric and trim selection, fitting and sealing comments)
  • Ensure on time data administration in Puma’s Product Range Management system and related IT systems
  • Responsible for cost review and negotiations with Garment Suppliers to achieve best possible FOB /margins
  • Activate cost benchmarking activities especially for high volume styles to achieve FOB competitiveness

Your Talent

  • University degree or equivalent with focus on textile/garment technology
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a textile/garment and good knowledge in Apparel
  • Excellent oral and written English communication language skills
  • Able to work independently and effectively under pressure
  • Adaptable to a dynamic environment
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently with a proactive mind set
  • PC literate (Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office, outlook and Internet)
  • Team player with strong communication, analytical and organizational skills

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.