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MERCHANDISING AND GO-TO-MARKET

TEAMHEAD MERCHANDISING GCC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Your Mission

  • Define the regional merchandising strategy and ensure, together with Marketing and Sales, that the Global seasonal message is in line with the global strategy and relevant for the local market
  • Coordinate the TP and retail merchandisers to ensure that the selected range and retail buying maximise sales, profits and covers local market needs, in line with the Global and Regional merchandising strategy
  • Define bottom-up targets and ensure forecast and margins are submitted in time and are in line with Finance’s forecasts and margins
  • Define, jointly with the retail merchandiser, the O&O retail buying in terms of collection and OTBs in line with financial targets
  • Coordinate the purchasing department, ensure orders are submitted on time, and overall activities are managed properly
  • Assist the merchandising team with the pricing definition and related reporting
  • Hand over to Sales all the necessary information to conduct an effective and efficient sell-in
  • Align with Sales and Marketing for the preparation of the showroom, coordinate the VM’s activities by providing packages and information
  • Assist Sales in the presentation of key initiatives to the main key accounts
  • Support Finance in providing information related to order intake and purchase orders placed for liquidity plan
  • Propose improvements to current processes and provide support for the personal and professional development of team members
  • Provide seasonal reports and analysis
  • Be up to date with global and market trends
  • Maintain relationships with stakeholders (Trasix/ Stichd)

Your Talent

Education:

  • Education: University Degree, preferably in the Business or Fashion field.

 Experience:

  • Relevant product management experience with top-tier international sports or lifestyle brands and/or experience as footwear, apparel or accessories buyer

Capabilities:

  • Ability to work alongside other functions
  • Working experience in the Middle East would be a distinct advantage, but not necessarily a must
  • General knowledge of go-to-market processes
  • General knowledge of the retail environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Technical product knowledge
  • Ability to persuasively present category knowledge using PowerPoint and spreadsheet software tools
  • Fluency in the English language (speaking, reading, writing) at the business level (knowledge of Arabic language is not required)
  • Interested in working in a highly multicultural environment
  • Readiness and ability to travel (notably the Middle East and neighbouring countries, East Africa, Egypt, Europe)
  • Proactively looking for network and solutions in order to have more efficient processes
  • Responding positively to changing circumstances; accepting and adapting to change; seeking and implementing change to drive business improvement
  • Work in a positive and supportive way with all colleagues to ensure that resources and knowledge are shared

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 Middle East

ATHLETE

  • Gym contribution
  • Company sports
  • Free fruit
  • Medical check-up

SOCIAL

  • Community engagement
  • Company parties & events
  • Free coffee & tea
  • Coffee bar

FLEX

  • Flextime
  • Mobile working
  • Employee assistance services
  • Parental leave policy

Finance

  • Employee discount
  • Fitness contribution
  • Education contribution
  • Medical & life insurance

United Arab Emirates

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