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Herzogenaurach, Germany

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Your Mission

  • In partnership with Planner develop seasonal strategy, reviewing and identifying lessons learnt from financial KPIs; Agree targets for sign off with the Head of Merchandising & Teamhead Buying
  • Build ranges across all Puma Europe retail channels (Fullprice, outlet and PUMA.COM) for Apparel, Footwear and non- license accessories
  • Use range building blocks of fashionability, revenue vs equity, color, seasonality and price to build a rounded collection that delivers budgeted sales, exceeds consumer expectations and creates impact on the Retail floor and on PUMA.COM
  • Build and maintain a knowledge base of markets across Europe for product area of responsibility; Understand how current trends impact categories from a PUMA point of view
  • Work with Planner on selection ranking as input to forecast & final buy quantities based on qualitative and quantitative data. Also share vision on depth needs, flow management from a visual, geographical & trend perspective
  • Work closely with VM and Marketing to agree floor zoning, display and support in store. Ensure the assortment meets the VM space available per category with flow to drive newness on the floor
  • Work closely with Online Content & Marketing Team to agree on Onsite Product categories and display. Ensure the assortment meets Onsite category requirements and ensure continuous newness on PUMA.COM
  • Build a strong relationship with the Regional Merchandising Team in order to drive alignment between Retail and Wholesale ranges and maximize sales and profit
  • Being the voice of the Retail Europe Team to give feedback on collections and define opportunities and misses in assortments in a qualitative and quantitative manner.
  • Ensuring that we execute according to how we plan our buys,  being able to foresee and vocalize if we are off track and creating plans to be on track  

Your Talent

  • University degree preferably in business, product or design
  • 3 year’s experience in buying, merchandising, retail or have product related background
  • Awareness of current trend and our competitors
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize own workload with proven administrative ability
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivator who is enthusiastic and keen to progress and develop;Active team player who constantly contributes and supports other members
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint) with an emphasis on detail and accuracy

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.