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PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

PRODUCT LINE MANAGER, BASKETBALL APPAREL

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Your Mission

The Product Line Manager collaborates closely with Merchandising, Design, Development, Sourcing and Marketing partners to brief, build, manage and launch all aspects of the seasonal PUMA Basketball apparel ranges. They will manage and guide the product process from analysis and product briefing through go to local markets. They will need to develop concepts and products that are brand, customer, and consumer relevant while considering the global differences in culture, lifestyle, trend, and evolving consumer tastes. They will ultimately need to develop the product ranges and strategies that continue the growth of the basketball business.  

  • Work within the apparel team to create, manage, and grow the seasonal apparel range including maintenance of product systems and develop sell-in / sell-through materials for Sales and Merchandising throughout the global regions
  • Conduct on-going analysis of forecasts and sales reports to monitor current performance and identify future opportunities through PowerBI platform, in addition to monitoring style/article count and efficiency
  • Work closely with the Marketing teams to develop both sell-in and sell-through content
  • Plan & brief innovate product range that delivers statement and price point product, driving volume at acceptable margin and sustainability goals
  • Align with Merchandising, Design and Development teams to ensure that the final collection is reflecting the global market and BU needs/plans.
  • Present the strategy and product lines to international partners at key milestone meetings, as well as to ambassadors, athletes, and key accounts
  • Plan and approve final prices, order windows, and instore dates in coordination with Business Unit needs, Global Sourcing, Global Merchandising, and Regional Sales teams

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Business Management or another apparel/fashion related discipline
  • 5 years of international product management experience
  • Direct experience in the field of performance apparel (sales, product, marketing) preferred
  • Technical product knowledge including product development timelines, costing and pricing, and supplier capabilities and fabrication
  • Analytical ability and overall business orientation
  • Ability to work cross functionally, develop networks, and maintain fair, open and honest relationships across the organization
  • Excellent presentation skills in both small and large groups
  • Ability to work well under pressure, to handle a variety of tasks at the same time and within a dynamic organization
  • In mid-2021, the PUMA North America Regional Corporate Headquarters will be moving to a new office located in Somerville, MA. All positions currently located at the Westford office, as well as at our International Boston office, will make this transition

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

PUMA Wellbeing at Boston

Athlete

  • Corporate races
  • Free Boston Sports Club Gym membership
  • Massages
  • Soccer and basketball leagues

Social

  • Company parties
  • Free coffee, tea and beer
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Social areas
  • Quarterly catered lunch
  • Ice Cream Wednesdays (Summer)

Flex

  • Cooperation with childcare facilities
  • Nursing Mother’s Room
  • Parental Leave Policy
  • Summer Fridays

Finance

  • Employee discount
  • Pre-tax public transportation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K Employer Match

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