Team Head Commercial Marketing Nordic

Merchandising and Go-To-Market

Manager, Merchandising -Apparel

Westford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

  • Drive to achieve targets through creation and execution of the seasonal initiatives and line plans
  • Through insight and in-depth knowledge of the industry and the consumer, this position will drive the creation of on-trend, market-right and product lines.
  • Create and present seasonal product assortments leveraging market knowledge, consumer insights, trend assessment and financial risk and reward. Partner with sales, merchandising planning/operations and marketing to guarantee that the seasonal plans align with the company goals and initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and direction to develop a collaborative working environment with product creation teams and sales teams. Resolve process issues and recommend ways to continually improve the interaction of team members as well as process efficiencies.
  • Present seasonal plans and product assortments to sales partners, as well as senior management. Attend and present assigned product lines to sales force at sales meetings and key retailers meetings.
  • Partner with Marketing and Go-To-Market activation teams to develop compelling product assortments and stories that maximize brand perception and market growth across regions.
  • Maintain positive open lines of communication with PUMA management, staff and other departments in order to contribute to the smooth flow of information and efficient operation of the organization.
  • Job involves a high degree of complexity in dealing with multiple projects, deadlines.  Must display the ability to prioritize and stay calm and positive under pressure.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, Marketing or related field required
  • 4-6 years’ experience in merchandising, integrated retail or product creation related role
  • Passion for apparel and the athletic industry
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Experience in a cross functional work environment, project management or matrix organization
  • Team player with ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail, structured and process oriented
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives
  • Experience in account management either in sales or merchandising
  • Ability to travel 40% of time, and work occasional nights and weekends

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.

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 Westford

Athlete

  • Chair massages
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Free gym
  • Health weeks
  • Wellness room

Social

  • Benefit / wellness fairs
  • Company parties
  • Community engagement
  • Coffee bar

Flex

  • Employee assistance services
  • Parent child office
  • Parental leave policy
  • Summer hours

Finance

  • 401K employer match
  • Childcare discount
  • Employee discount
  • Medical & dental insurance contr.
  • Pre-tax Benefit Plans

Westford MA

Enter Westford, where PUMA is close to nature (and the sports that come with it) and buzzes with the energy to drive sport and fashion forward.

Go Westford
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