Team Head Commercial Marketing Nordic

Merchandising and Go-To-Market

Assistant Manager, Merchandising Local Production

Seoul, Korea, Republic of

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what’s next in both sport and culture.

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.

Your Mission

  • Design & Material Sourcing: Design concepts, ranges and products for Regional Apparel collection based on line list input from Product Merchandiser. This includes newly design creation as well as design development (Fit improvement / color up). Own the creative process and make sure that final products can meet market needs, are brand relevant and follow brand guidelines.
  • Managing Development Process: Plan a time line of development, considering launching plan by items. Handle the whole processes in right design direction & on time from proto stage before production.
  • Innovation & Newness Adoption: Show determination to inject innovation, newness & trends into product development. (Newness in terms of: Trims, Fabrics, Accessories, Prints, Applications, Embellishments, Silhouettes, Cutting, Stitching, Graphics, Badges…etc.)
  • Trend Research: Gain market and consumer insight by visiting key markets, concept stores, etc., on frequent basis. Stay up to date on themes, color trends and competitors. Prepare trend reports and mood boards after market visit and for seasonal kick off meetings.
  • Fit & Quality: Understand the difference and preference of Korean body measurement, fit and size spec. Continuously work on fit improvement to ensure product is market relevant in shape and fitting. All products have to be followed brand’s quality standard. Make sure that product quality will be maintained during sampling as well as production stage.
  • Managing Local Wholesale Development: Plan a time line of development, considering launching plan by characters of accounts and channels. Handle and guide the whole processes in right design direction & on time from proto stage before production. Give administrative support before production stage.

Your Talent

  • Education: Bachelor degree in Design related or the equivalent
  • Professional: 1~6 years of experience in a design role or developer or merchandising operation
  • Industry: Apparel sporting goods industry
  • IT Skills: Excellent computer skills required in Illustrator , Photoshop , MS office (Power Point, Excel)
  • Language Skills: Good written and spoken English
  • Competencies: Fashion Design, Techniques related to making garments, Schedule and time management, Presentation / Visualization with graphic tools
  • Functional Skills: Flexibility, Creativity & Innovation, Customer Focus, Teamwork

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. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.