Regional Merchandising Director Maria


Account Executive - Chicago

Westford, Massachusetts, 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

  • Work with wholesale footwear and apparel accounts to provide the highest level of service and technical expertise each season from sell-in to sell-through
  • Achieve sales goals by quarter and by category as defined by National Sales Manager, Field Regional
  • Coordinate and prepare seasonal product presentations
  • Proactive order book management
  • Develop and maintain strong relationship with all levels of account management and internal departments that work with regional and key accounts
  • Communicate with management both internally and externally
  • Deliver all forecasts to appropriate parties before or on deadline
  • Deliver all orders by booking deadline
  • Manage and direct regional and key accounts in the Midwest region through business planning, inventory control and sales analysis
  • Develop financial plans to acquire new business opportunities and maximize sales while minimalizing risk within existing businesses
  • Knowledge and discipline to adhere to distribution guidelines.  Executes excellence through assortment, visuals and marketing collateral
  • Understand and manage City Attack and Gamechanger account strategies to provide and service an elevated brand experience
  • Maintain Marketplace Excellence throughout the region and elevated markets identified through City Attack
  • Work as a liaison between Puma operations and account operations
  • Work cross functionally to contribute and collaborate on the Account Marketing Plan
  • Deliver all required reports, example:  weekly sell-thru analysis, retailer recaps on time

Your Talent

  • 3+ Years’ experience in Footwear national account sales required
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Exceptional follow through and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of the US mall-retail environment and national competitive landscape
  • Ability to effectively manage your time and work against business deadlines
  • High level of energy, initiative and professionalism
  • Strong understanding of retail sales practices
  • Strong analytical, Retail Math & Order book management, fluent in Excel, MS Office, Power Point skills, and overall business orientation
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and make recommendations on potential solutions
  • Open communication/good listening skills
  • Technical product knowledge
  • Ability to convincingly present category knowledge using PowerPoint and spreadsheet software tools
  • Location: Greater Chicago area
  • Travel

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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