Retail Store I Retail Corporate I Sales I E-commerce Team

RETAIL CORPORATE

TEAMHEAD BUYING RETAIL EUROPE

Herzogenaurach, Germany

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 and all genders are welcome. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

Your Mission

  • Manage and lead the buying team to build the most profitable, balanced, customer-focused range and create channel-specific collections which reflects the brand strategy and showcases PUMA appropriately in each channel (Ecommerce, Marketplaces, Fullprice stores, FOC stores)
  • Responsible of developing and executing strategic plans to ensure planned growth together with Head of Merchandising
  • Manage the purchasing process and release the seasonal retail product range
  • Ensure that product selection is made by division, business units, gender and store concepts and cluster for all stores in Europe and eCommerce
  • Achieve the sales figures while following companies marketing activities in accordance with company guidelines
  • Create retail exclusive products and assortments per channel based on consumer insights and future trend expectations
  • Influencing global product offering through cooperation with regional merchandising teams
  • Support Brand initiatives and Marketing campaigns through selection of key products into assortments in appropriate depth
  • Build a strong relationship with the Regional Merchandising Team to drive alignment between Retail and Wholesale

Your Talent

  • Minimum of 10+ years of demonstrated ability in retail buying, merchandise management or product management within a sportwear or fashion retailer for bricks and mortar (Fullprice and Factory Outlet Stores) and digital business (mono-branded online store and marketplaces)
  • A full end-to-end understanding the buying and merchandising lifecycle as well as a clear understanding of the purchasing process
  • Extensive experience of implementing and delivering creative and commercial strategy across apparel, footwear and accessories, and providing clear assortment and product briefing to product line management and design
  • Experience in building, retaining and developing a highly performing and talented team with an emphasis on succession planning.
  • Proven experience of motivating and engaging a team by building a solid, positive working environment, helping to coach them in their development and celebrate their successes
  • Efficient time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work effectively
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills as well as a comprehensive understanding of financial KPIs

PUMA provides equal opportunities for all job applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Equality for all is one of the core principles at PUMA and we do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination.

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.