Merchandising & Go-to-Market I Product Development Team

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

PRODUCT LINE MANAGER, RUN/TRAIN 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

  • Manage global growth within the business unit of Running and Training, in our Footwear segment.
  • Be the PUMA expert in bringing life into sport in the Running category, primarily focusing on the athletic specialty and sporting goods channels.
  • Manage the in-line range in support of athletic footwear segments.
  • Possess complete knowledge of industry trends, consumer profiles, retail markets, and the competitive landscape in sports lifestyle.
  • Create innovative, market-leading, consumer-benefit driven footwear.
  • Collaborate with POD teams (design/development) in the creation of short and long-term strategies, tactical product executions and innovations that position PUMA as the leader in performance.
  • Manage the product process from clear briefs to range launch.
  • Provide briefs which give clear product direction and information to development and design partners.
  • Manage and execute to designated calendar milestones.
  • Meet category financial targets as set by the corporation.
  • Analyze and report category business performance on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain all of the product information systems as needed.
  • Responsible for the presentations of the full running range, both internally to Puma merchandising and sales, and externally to key retailers / partners.
  • Develop and manage an effective working relationship between merchandising, sales, and marketing to effectively plan new product introductions.
  • Travel domestically and internationally to build market / retailer network for consistent product feedback in our key markets.

  • Liaise with PUMA promotion partners to ensure best product service according to athlete needs.

Your Talent

  • Preferably Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Finance
  • 5+ years international footwear product management experience with top tier international sports company.
  • Excellent communication and speaking skills.
  • Credible knowledge of international fashion as well as technical consumer trends and market dynamics.
  • General knowledge of international retail environment.
  • Strong leadership skills, high initiative, high energy, passion, decisiveness, and an eye for detail.
  • Strong analytical skills. 
  • Ability to frame and defend an alternative position.
  • General technical product knowledge.
  • Ability to convincingly present category knowledge using PowerPoint and spreadsheet software tools.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Requires 15% global and domestic travel

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

The large running presence in Boston drives our passion to be to the Fastest Sports Brand in the World.

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PUMA Product Management

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