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RETAIL CORPORATE

ASSISTANT MERCHANDISING MANAGER, RETAIL

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

  • Ensure product range and all decisions deliver on strategic vision for the brand and category while delivering against the business plan. 

  • Prepare and interpret sales data in order to provide and execute against resultant recommendations and actionable strategies 

  • Collaboration with Retail Planning, Ecommerce, and Operations team members to execute seasonal plans and store experience. 

  • Provide data and ensure accuracy of all product related materials to merchandising operations, marketing, ecommerce, and global merchandising. 

  • Assist Retail Apparel Merchant in providing business updates on Retail business at weekly and monthly meetings including strengths, weaknesses, and actions to move forward. 

  • Partner with Retail Marketing and Visual Teams to ensure assortment is supported as planned. 

  • Support retail merchandising team in all responsibilities including but not limited to visual line plans, forecasting, entering orders, setting up product, tracking deliveries, creating presentations, and preparing for meetings.  

  • Work with ecommerce merchandising team to manage proper placement of assortments as per brand initiatives.  

  • Visit stores, monitor competition websites and be in market consistently. 

  • Understand competitive environments and conduct ongoing market research focusing on consumer purchasing habits, competitive programs and customer developments 

  • Represent the brand and utilize the PUMA 4Keys (Fair, Honest, Positive, Creative) in all decisions, actions, processes and practices. 

Your Talent

  • 1-3  years of experience in Merchandising or Buying in either a Wholesale or Retail organization or equivalent 

  • Team player with the ability to work cross functional with a diverse set of individuals 

  • Ability to prioritize workloads, manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities 

  • Strong analytical, verbal and written skills 

  • Detail oriented with analytical strengths 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to deadline management 

  • Demonstrates ability to establish an independent view and contribute in decision-making forums 

  • Knowledge of retail math and key performance indicators including sell thru, mark up, gross margin, discounting, and open to buy 

  • Ability to conceive and create new thoughts and ideas pertaining to the presentation of products  

  • Passion for sports industry 

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Power Point; highly competent with Microsoft Office Suite. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, Retail Merchandising or a related field 

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time (International & Domestic) 

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.

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