Diversity at PUMA

MERCHANDISING AND GO-TO-MARKET

ASSISTANT MANAGER- CATEGORY TEAMSPORT

Bengaluru, India

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Your Mission

Position Summary & Key Objectives:

Responsible for delivering Key KPIs of maximizing Sales, Gross margin, range building and Brand focus for Teamsport category while catering to the requirements of all channels. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Overall assortment planning for the category in sync with Key brand initiatives for the season, target customers for each format (product and pricing) and strategic objectives for the season/year. Maximizing Gross profit through right pricing strategy and cost optimization with local sourcing teams Range building from Global inline range and plugging gaps for India market from local sourcing

Achieving topline and bottom line for the category as per Puma India short- and medium-term objectives Range Planning and assortment building – Global Inline and non-inline (India specific developments) Work closely with Football and Cricket clubs and teams (like RCB, BFC, MFC etc) to develop their teamwear, match kits, fanwear collections. Responsible for working closely with Sales and teamsport customers to build products that meet market requirements and plug product and price point gaps in global range. Responsible for driving this business along with the Sales team with a view to achieve market leadership Analyzing gaps in the range from Global and fill them through developments locally for Indian market Right pricing strategy to maximize ASPs, margin and sell thrus Cost negotiations with sourcing teams to maximize input cogs and drive right pricing Managing end to end process of order placement, tracking and delivery monitoring to ensure timely launches in alignment with channel level launch targets Maximizing option and sales efficiency on non-inline (local) developments Closely coordinating with channel merchandising, sales, customers, and other internal departments to deliver on all objectives Coordinating with marketing, VM, training and other demand and awareness building teams to drive category focus Providing leadership, development, and guidance to the team to execute category goals Maintaining updated knowledge of key competitor products, distribution, and pricing strategies Actively tracking fashion and consumer trends to continuously look for opportunities to grow business and plug gaps

Your Talent

Qualifications and Functional Competencies:

MBA/Degree in business studies. Related education in Fashion Management is an added advantage 3+ years working experience in the sports-lifestyle business 1+ years of experience in team management Experience in working with a retail/fashion/branded environment Leadership Skills Strategic Decision Making Strong Stakeholder management, influencing and communicating skills General knowledge of go-to-market processes Strong analytical skills Technical product knowledge Ability to convincingly present category knowledge using PowerPoint and spreadsheet software tools. Fluency in the English language (speaking, reading, writing) at business level Interested in working in a truly multicultural environment

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 16,100 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

PUMA Wellbeing at India

Athlete


  • Gym Reimbursement

  • Corporate Sports Tournaments

  • Health Check-ups

  • Healthy Food & Snacks

  • PUMA Sports Life League

Social


  • Annual Outbound

  • Awards & Recognition

  • Company Parties

  • Special Occasion Gifts

  • Team Retreats

Flex


  • Birthday Leave Policy

  • Creche Facility

  • Flex Time

  • Mobile Working

  • Parental Leave Policy

Finance


  • Canteen Subsidy

  • Employee Discount

  • Mobile Handset Reimbursement

  • Sample Sale

  • Welcome Gift

India

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