Head of Global Retail Environment Oudry

Retail Corporate

Planner, Merchandise - Retail

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

  • Develop and provide preseason parameters to Merchants regarding budget spend for style options while optimizing flow and inventory turn
  • Collaborate with Buyer on season strategy incorporating review of past category/concept performance, agreement on investment for the future
  • Build, maintain and regularly adjust Open to Buy inventory and sales plans
  • Create and manage markdown strategies that maximize profit and inventory liquidation
  • Lead weekly, monthly, quarterly and seasonal reviews of the collection performance
  • Lead analysis of product past performance data and identify missed opportunities
  • Create and update size profiles for new and replenishment skus and ensure size quantities are correct
  • Build and maintain collaborative partnership and communicate effectively with internal colleagues

Your Talent

  • 3-5 years of experience at Planner level required
  • Retail Planning experience strongly preferred
  • Degree educated. In the absence of degree relevant work experience must be demonstrated
  • Knowledge and experience with merchandising systems
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Experience in working with a fashion/branded environment
  • Excellent Analytical skills – Ability to use extensive system knowledge to prepare informative reporting tools. Generate, analyze and recommend alternative actions. Determine relevant information and draw sound conclusions
  • Demonstrate smart risk taking and a strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrate financial acumen – understand what drives the bottom line. Understand what actions can be taken to impact it
  • Establish Plans – Utilize business strategies to develop realistic plans and drive to execution
  • Innovate – Continually look for ways to experiment and drive new learning. Translate insights into original concepts that benefit the business
  • In mid-2021, the PUMA North America Regional Corporate Headquarters will be moving to a new office located in Somerville, MA. All positions currently located at the Westford office, as well as at our International Boston office, will make this transition

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.

PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.For additional information, please contact: us-hrrecruiter@puma.com

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