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PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

PRODUCT LINE MANAGER, BASKETBALL FOOTWEAR

Boston, 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

  • Dual focus role for athlete product servicing (70%) and inline product management (30%), which will include a focus on development & customization of inline performance basketball products for PUMA basketball athletes
  • Work cross functionally with Sports Marketing & Footwear development - both in the US and with PUMA Group Sourcing in Asia - to manage and execute designated calendar milestones pertaining to athlete seasonal footwear needs and adjustments
  • Facilitate the communication and organization of new product wear tests with Sports Marketing, Footwear development, player agents, and club franchises for PUMA Basketball athletes
  • Attend & Lead all wear test athlete sessions both in-person or virtually
  • Manage promotional product ordering for athlete’s performance and marketing needs
  • Assist with overall industry analysis, market research, consumer research and competitive analysis
  • Maintain product information systems ensuring data quality, including sell-in tool preparation and internal meeting setup
  • Present all of the ranges, both internally to PUMA Merchandising and Sales and externally to key retailers, partners, and athletes
  • Domestic & international travel with a frequency that is dependent on athlete needs & wear test availability

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Finance with 5-8 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of basketball or performance footwear with general footwear development & technical product knowledge
  • Understanding of basketball consumer trends, sport culture, and market dynamics
  • Effective communication and speaking skills including the ability to frame and defend an alternative position and to convincingly present category knowledge using PowerPoint and spreadsheet software tools
  • Leadership skills with high initiative and energy, passion, decisiveness, and confidence
  • Analytical with an eye for detail and overall business orientation
  • 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

Boston MA

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