What is the best aspect of work as a Merchandiser at PUMA?
I think the biggest benefit of my work is that I get to see the product faster than anyone else. We prepare for the season about a year ahead. I get to check-out the products that are not available in the market yet. It is not always easy to predict the future trends. It’s challenging and that’s what keeps it exciting.
As important as it is to focus on what PUMA is doing, it's also important to see what other companies are up to. I often look to the fashion industry for new trends and then share what I find with my team through our internal communication channels.
Although PUMA is a global brand, we also have products produced exclusively for the local market. It is interesting and rewarding to prepare and present those products for the local customers.
Our team has a person assigned to each channel. One for team sports, fashion, and shoe retail so every one is respected and their opinions are well reflected regardless of their rank. We are so very proud of what we are doing.