Team Head Commercial Marketing Nordic

Merchandising and Go-To-Market

Manager - Merchandising (O&O)

Bangalore, India

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

  • Budgeting and planning for the category keeping in mind the targeted category contribution, sales and margin.
  • Range selection and Buying to reflect brand strategy as well as country’s specific needs
  • Aligning MRP for the future buy with the category team keeping in mind competition price benchmarking and company strategy on gross margin.
  • Supervising Retail Allocations keeping in mind right product right door. Involves understanding of Grading/Banding/Clustering of Retail doors.
  • Optimizing SKU efficiency, ASP and ROS in retail.
  • Ensuring timely launch and inward planning for the store.
  • Supervising periodic replenishments for controlled locations.
  • Controlling inventory levels through regular sales/sell thru analysis and discounting of old stocks based on targeted margins.
  • Market study to keep in touch with market trends, competition pricing and new innovations.
  • Regular updates to the international team during buying of a season & regular course of business.
  • Understanding of store layouts & requirements to optimize on the stock efficiency for the season.

CRITICALITY OF POSITION:

The position defines the mix of product & retail centric approach. This will impact the top line, margins & sell through for the retail vertical.

Your Talent

Analytical and numerical skills, Range and Assortment Panning, Good oral and written communication, Presentation skills, Negotiation skills, Multitasking, People Management, Time Management

MBA/AMM/GMT from reputed institute with 5-6 years of relevant experience

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.