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Herzogenaurach, Germany

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Your Mission

  • Jointly responsible with the Buyer to build seasonal product range for delivering maximum sales, margin, and profit to the business
  • Accountable for seasonal buy budgets, WSSI/OTB management, GM management, markdown management and inventory management.
  • Responsible to deliver seasonal range plans including top-down merchandise and financial planning, option count planning and bottom-up product forecasting
  • Ensuring pre-season/in-season plans and targets are balanced to match space and supports store budgeted plans (sales, margin, density and inventory).
  • Liaise with Team Head and Head of Retail Merchandising to develop financial plans and targets across product categories and stores.
  • Reforecast weekly to manage inventory, intake, sales and profit forecast, and to manage OTB level. Communicate all revised targets to Buyer and Team Head and Head of Retail Merchandising. Create action plan to manage opportunities and risks, ensure implementation of actions.
  • Responsible to forecast and implement weekly trading action, eg. Promotions, ISPRs, End-of-season sales etc.
  • Manage, guide and train 1-2 Allocators

Your Talent

  • 3+ years of work experience in Retail Merchandise Planning preferably for Factory Outlet stores or high-volume retailer
  • 2+ years of work experience in allocation management and/or in-store work experience
  • Deep understanding of seasonal merchandise planning and buying cycles, allocation and replenishment processes
  • Excellent knowledge in managing merchandise planning KPIs
  • Strong affinity to numbers and systems
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel is a must, knowledge in SAP S/4HANA is an advantage
  • Ideally profonde product affinity and awareness of current trends and competitors
  • Strong self-organization and problem-solving skills, ability to work in a fast-paced and matrix organization
  • Collaborative work ethnics and respectful way of communication
  • Preferably university degree in related areas from business to fashion backgrounds
  • Business language is English in a very international team

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.