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Herzogenaurach, Germany

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Your Mission

We are looking for a Manager Planning & Operations for our wholesale Team in Central Europe. One part of the job is to facilitate all processes around our frequent sales planning milestones. Besides that, the job requires to look beyond the area of sales planning. You need to bridge the sales planning to other planning and forecasting processes within Central Europe. In other words, you will get involved in the demand/purchasing forecast as well logistical planning (e.g., Inventory and outbound deliveries). If that does not shy you away and you are curious to get insights into our whole operational value chain from purchasing to the deliveries to our wholesale customers, then this is the right job for you.

  • Take ownership for various planning processes in Central Europe
  • Analyze and critically review the planning data
  • Develop and maintain new planning templates
  • Simulate different planning scenarios and highlight risks & opportunities
  • Drive initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of the planning processes
  • Prepare concise management overviews and present results to the Senior Management Team of Central Europe
  • Analyze data on an ad hoc basis to support the decision-making process of the Central Europe Sales Management Team
  • Support projects and other tasks within the Sales Development Team for Central Europe

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Business Administration or similar field
  • Relevant working experience in either Controlling, Business Analytics, Planning & Purchasing for at least 2-3 years
  • Outstanding analytical and numerical skills
  • Passion for delivering data-based recommendations and a talent for story telling based on data
  • Team player who tackles challenges with enthusiasm
  • Strong Microsoft Office Package skills – highly proficient Excel skills required; Power-BI and power query experience preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Basic project management skills, ideally including the ability to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Structured, organized and process orientated, with an analytical mindset 
  • High resilience and solution-oriented attitude
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English both verbally and written
  • Willingness to relocate

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 Herzo


  • Free gym
  • Company Sports
  • Company Doctor
  • Health Weeks


  • Buddy Program
  • Community engagement
  • Company parties
  • Canteen


  • Cooperation with childcare facilities
  • Flextime
  • Mobile working
  • Parent child office


  • Employee discount
  • Private pension planning
  • Public transportation
  • Simple saving plans


The PUMA corporate Headquarters are located in Herzogenaurach or Herzo, as we like to call our hometown, located in southern Germany close to Nuremberg.  Every day, more than 1000 colleagues walk through our doors, ready to push sport and fashion forward.  And if you’re lucky, you just might run into Usain Bolt or Antoine Griezmann walking down the hall.

Go big, go Herzo
Basketball court at the PUMA headquarters

PUMA Logistics

Logistics at PUMA is our product gateway to the world. Whether it's enabling smooth product flows within the PUMA world, getting products faster to customers or providing solutions for the logistic challenges of a global company, our logistics team is the glue that keeps things together.

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