Regional Merchandising Director Maria


National Sales Manager

Seattle, Washington, 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

  • Initiate clear strategic vision, lead and manage future growth of the Internet Channels in the United States
  • Travel extensively to key retail partners to monitor and manage PUMA distribution and execution of PUMA Brand Strategy in Apparel & Accessories product segments
  • Achieve annual sales and profit objective for designated accounts
  • Drive creation and implementation of Channel Strategy; provide strategic direction to PUMA Sales Team
  • Negotiate markdown assistance with Retail partners on a quarterly basis
  • Work closely with Product Merchandising and Marketing to bring new products to the US market on a seasonal basis.  Proactively manage progression of product line throughout each season
  • Work closely with Director or Sales brief the needs of account base to Product Merchandising
  • Present Brand Strategy and lead Account Executives in presentations of new product lines at key customer accounts, as well as US Sales Meetings
  • Lead Channel Seasonal Forecast process
  • Work closely with retail e-commerce teams to align on consistent product presentation and potential content improvements
  • Manage appropriate marketing investments, in-store presence, and online brand stores
  • Analyze In season performance/ OTB review and re-strategize next phase plans
  • Lead the management of 3rd Party Online Marketplace Distribution Approval and Strategy
  • Recognize and Create New business opportunity
  • Drive conversations relative to logistical and operational improvements to increase e-commerce efficiency
  • Demonstrates strong Team building skills: Creates clear expectations and delivers necessary tools to execute in a timely manner
  • Drive sales forecasting analysis using retailer projections and insights

Your Talent

  • Travel extensively through US Market, 40% Travel
  • Credible knowledge and experience with US Internet Channel with a focus on apparel and accessories.
  • Strong proficiency in retail math
  • Strong leadership skills.  High initiative, high energy, passionate, decisive, eye for detail, confident
  • Strong analytical, overall business orientation
  • Open communication/good listening skills
  • History of success in implementing product and brand strategies tailored to e-commerce shopping patterns.  From product strategy, through search optimization, and into conversion.
  • Understanding of e-commerce marketing analytics and terminology with the ability to apply learnings to sales and advertising spend strategies in season
  • Ability to speak proficiently to the sales pros and cons of back-end operational systems.  Examples include EDI implementations, advanced consumer insight software, drop shipment, and enhanced product attribution.
  • Experience with and a functional understanding of the compliance-based needs of e-commerce packaging, labeling, and shipping to support internal compliance and logistics teams
  • Experience working with E-Commerce retailers, particularly Amazon, and their wholesale portals
  • Expert level understanding of Amazon Vendor Central and Amazon Retail Analytics
  • 6+ years apparel/footwear sales management experience with international fashion/sports company or in buying/merchandising for a major department store.
  • Experience in the apparel business  preferred

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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