Team Head Commercial Marketing Nordic

Merchandising and Go-To-Market

Manager Merchandising Footwear

Istanbul, Turkey

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

Position Summary


Execute the Footwear Merchandising function. Responsible for the oversight, execution, and communication of financial plans and strategies at the division level through partnership with the Divisional Planning and Allocation Manager.  Carry out the sales, gross margin, inventory management, SKU lifecycle management, assure accuracy and execution of markdown timing, receipt management, Open to Buy and SKU forecasting, reporting, and analysis, and be responsible for the training and development of the planning team.

Objectives

  • Responsible for a sample selection of Footwear category
  • Make the correct pricing according to analyze the costs
  • Make the allocation according to the products
  • Drive revenue growth allocated efficiently based on sales trends; improve inventory turnover
  • Keep up with competitors' products and prices
  • Manage levels and distribution of stock
  • Set stock promotions/price reductions as appropriate
  • Promote bestselling items in order to maximize profits
  • Create and implement scalable planning tools and processes including category/assortment planning, open-to-buy, re-orders, and clearance/markdowns
  • Developing a Conceptual Assortment Plan (CAP) on the base of the Merchandising Plan (MPL) and Market feedback templates.
  • Creating a detailed product- and marketing briefings for each season, esp. the design brief.
  • Prepare the reports of cost, stock and sales analyzes
  • Should comply with flexible working hours

Your Talent

Qualifications

  • University degree
  • 3-4 years of experience in the fashion industry
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Service-oriented and open personality.
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse workforce, intercultural understanding.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, to handle a variety of tasks at the same time and within a dynamic organisation.
  • Proven MS Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes

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.