Marketing Manager Christina

Marketing

Associate Manager, Visual Merchandising

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

  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners to develop comprehensive seasonal/monthly retail and wholesale (and account, if needed) specific Visual Merchandising Guidelines (VMG) and Visual Merchandising Standards (VMS) directives.
  • Create solutions for store/account specific product merchandising challenges that require adaptations based upon size, type, volume and inventory levels.
  • Communicate VMG and VMS to all critical partners including Retail and Wholesale teams, Wholesale Account teams, and PUMA C.A.T.S. VM. field team.
  • Represent Visual Experience team in Sr. Leadership meetings and presentations as it pertains to omnichannel Visual Merchandising practices and standards.
  • Support development of seasonal presentation workshops, meetings, and ongoing conference calls with field visual team to support key initiatives and opportunities.
  • Maintain the account/store visit information as well as providing monthly visual merchandising field visit recap to cross functional partners.
  • Collaborate with cross functional partners on the Visual Experience and Marketing teams to create seasonal sales meeting and trade show calendar.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Manager, Visual Experience and other critical partners to develop VM guideline for each trade show/showroom/sales meeting event. Communicate this guideline to VE team, PUMA C.A.T.S., Sales and Merchandising teams.
  • Partner effectively with all business partners, including Sales, Merchandising, Store Operations, Marketing and Creative, Inventory Planning and Human Resources, creating an internal network and significant work flow efficiencies.
  • Comfortably and effectively communicate across all levels of the business, with the capability to respectfully challenge authority in order to influence overall creative vision for our stores.
  • Any other ad-hoc projects as requested or assigned.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s degree in Visual Merchandising, Interior Design or other design related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Visual Merchandising, preferably with a sport or luxury fashion and accessories brand.
  • Enhanced cross-functional communication, project management, and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in directly managing a remote team of direct reports.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowePoint.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Design suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Casual knowledge of 3D space planning programs like AutoCAD, Sketchup, etc
  • Ability to travel domestically (and possibly internationally) 35% of the time including nights and weekends.
  • Proven cross-functional communication skills and seen as a team player

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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