Marketing Manager Christina

Marketing

Manager, Global Basketball Sports Marketing

Boston, 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

  • Manage the day to day relationship with all PUMA Basketball Athletes. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Ensure athletes have a constant flow of the right product. This includes both on court and off court product.
    • Work with each athlete to understand their performance basketball product needs as well as their off the court style needs.
    • Visit the athletes during the season and off-season to meet with them, hand deliver product and ensure they are staying connected to the brand.
    • Coordinate dates for in person appearances and photo shoots.
    • Attend photo shoots and athlete appearances to manage the athletes at these events.
    • Ensure that PUMA is fulfilling our contractual obligations to each athlete.
  • Additional responsibilities include:
    • Work cross functionally with the basketball marketing team to create and activate athlete marketing plans.
    • Communicate athlete marketing and activation plans to athletes.
    • Help to identify cultural milestones and moments in the athletes lives that PUMA can maximize.
    • Work with the athletes to identify and support their charitable initiatives.
    • Ensure athletes are posting on social media in a natural and authentic way.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of study.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relationship management; specific experience with athletes is desired.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects effectively and with desired end results is important.
  • International Marketing experience is preferred although not required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of the basketball category and marketplace.
  • Passionate about sport and sport culture.
  • Travel required: 35-40%, primarily domestic.

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