Manager, Merchandising -Apparel

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 5 days ago

YOUR MISSIONDrive 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 TALENTBachelor'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.

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