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MERCHANDISING AND GO-TO-MARKET

TEAM HEAD MERCHANDISING FOOTWEAR (TEMP COVER)

London, United Kingdom

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Your Mission

Merchandise Strategy / Business Visioning

  • Develop, manage, and operate strategies for assigned distribution channels which are critical to business success.
  • Identify key marketplace trends within footwear and develop strategies to maximize opportunities.
  • Review and adjust assortments to optimize the area product efficiency and market opportunities across distribution channels & accounts.
  • Use consumer and geographical insight to build area ranges by distribution channel based on the sales budget plan.

Delivering KPIs

  • Develop and drive execution of a footwear area merchandising plan to deliver against agreed KPIs and objectives.
  • Manage and deliver accurate forecasting within deadlines and targets.
  • Ensure financial targets are delivered through pricing management
  • Monitor and manage seasonal product performance to ensure the range meets the retailer & consumer needs
  • Deliver standout presentations

X-Functional Alignment

  • Collaborate with sales to drive key seasonal product initiatives in the area.
  • Work closely with sales to execute flow plans and door strategies in line with specific market needs.
  • Adopt regional merchandising plan and refine/tailor for specific channels, key accounts, doors.

Influence Future Product

  • Influence future product architecture through driving a rigorous area bottom-up / top-down line planning process to achieve optimum product lines.
  • Provide consumer, competitive and distribution qualitative and quantitative feedback to GTM team.
  • Identify new business opportunities and feedback to the Global business.

Team Development

  • Assist the area Head of Merchandising in developing a team to exceed industry standards and skill sets.
  • Assist in the development of succession planning disciplines to maintain an all-time effectiveness of the merchandising organisation.
  • Develop and empower team members within projects and responsibilities

Champion the Consumer

  • Identify, prioritize and frame consumer insights for the GTM merch team to influence the product creation process.
  • Translate qualitative information (consumer trends, colour, material, fit, price value, performance innovation needs etc.) into compelling consumer insights.
  • Translate quantitative information (revenue & pricing margin goals, FOB targets, forecasts, productivity/efficiency targets) along with consumer insights to deliver compelling area/country insights.

Financial Management

  • Own financial and style/article investment/targets across Select / Sports lifestyle BU.
  • Create bottom-up forecast (with Area Sales team) as a check/balance to the Regional top-down forecast.
  • Work with planning & finance to reconcile forecasts.
  • Grow profitability.
  • Own area gross margin %.

Your Talent

Experience:

Relevant experience in merchandising / sales / buying

Market knowledge and experience

Capabilities:

Must have an excellent intuitive understanding of the footwear sports-lifestyle business, the competitive environment and future trends in the assigned business segment

Specific skills:

  • Forecasting / Planning
  • Proactive / Entrepreneurship
  • Influence / Sales Skills
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making
  • Product & Market Knowledge
  • Business Analysis & Quantitative Skills
  • Results Orientated Focus
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Communicativeness
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong team player

PUMA provides equal opportunities for all job applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Equality for all is one of the core principles at PUMA and we do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination.

PUMA supports over 16,100 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

PUMA Wellbeing at UK

Athlete

  • Bike to work scheme
  • BUPA health screening discount
  • Company sports events
  • DNA fit testing
  • Football Pitch Days
  • Gym discount

Social

  • Buddy program
  • Community engagement
  • Dining card discount
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Social areas

Flex

  • Family services
  • Parental leave policy
  • Sabbatical

Finance

  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Private pension contribution

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