Head of Global Retail Environment Oudry

Retail Corporate

Head of Merchandising Retail Europe

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

  • Lead teams of Buying, Planning and Allocation to build the most profitable, balanced, customer focused range which reflects Brand strategy, drives revenue and profit targets and is in the right place at the right time
  • Manage and develop buying, planning and performance processes, improving organizational capabilities and ensuring alignment with our organization strategy and measurement of our progress against strategic and operational goals
  • Lead and inspire the Merchandising function to deliver outstanding insight to the business. Provide strong leadership, management and support to the Merchandising team, comprising of Buyers, Planners, Allocators and Business Analyst to ensure puma has the best reporting, analysis and management of all product information
  • Ensure a strong seasonal merchandise strategy in alignment with brand initiatives and other wholesale partners. Ensure best range in Concept stores, Outlets, eCommerce and Marketplaces
  • Responsible of developing and executing strategic plans to ensure planned growth
  • Ensure best assortment width and depth for stores, ecommerce and marketplaces
  • Proactively manage and trade OTB pre and in season to maximize commercial opportunities and minimize risks; including intake planning and allocations
  • Ensure merchandising function, processes and team are working in the most effective way to drive maximum value
  • Partnering with Logistics department to ensure best products deliveries to stores in needed volumes and at the right time
  • Partnering with Business Solution and IT departments to ensure best processes and support for business
  • Build a strong relationship with the Regional Merchandising Team to drive alignment between Retail and Wholesale, maximize sales and profit and ensure constant alignment in strategic marketing directions
  • Recruit, coach and retain a highly developed and externally focused team who collaborates actively with key partners to deliver the business targets
  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales to define product activities, promotions and react on current trading

Your Talent

  • 5 + years of experience in merchandising, min. 3 years team management experience
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills, ability to connect data with business opportunities
  • Ability to see bigger picture and same time remain details focused
  • Strong communication, presentation skills
  • Financial acumen
  • Fluent english, additional languages are a plus
  • all genders are welcome to apply

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.