Manager, Merchandising Retail Accessories

PUMA Group
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted 27 days ago
Full time

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YOUR MISSION:

Overview

PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands that designs and develops footwear, apparel, and accessories. It starts in sport and ends in fashion. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running, Training, Fitness, Golf and Motorsports.

We are currently looking for a Manager, Merchandising - Retail to join our growing team in Somerville, MA. Ideal candidate will be responsible in developing both long term and seasonal business plan and line architectures that support PUMA’s financial and brand objectives. This role will be responsible for managing all information related to products including price points, forecasts, intro dates, and distribution. Will also evaluate and assess incoming trends and product flow to drive category growth and increase desirability and profitability for all channels.

Your Mission (Responsibilities)

  • Create GTM Milestones presentation and present strategic product initiatives to internal partner and stakeholders.
  • Work directly with the product line managers and our licensing partners to ensure the creation of products are meeting brand voice and in line with architecture requirements for North America
  • Lead and Facilitate creation of seasonal DTC Visual Assortment and planning tool.
  • Build seasonal merchandising strategies for Accessories across all Distribution Channels (Full Price, E-Commerce and Outlet).
  • Responsible for building customer centric assortments from both global design range and developing assortment needs with regional design team.
  • Partner with Planning team on forecasting and buy the line ensuring department strategies are reflected in the numbers.
  • Prepare and interpret sales data to provide feedback, action plan and recommendations for future launches.
  • Partner with cross-functional departments to ensure efficiencies are identified and implemented to drive best Profit advantages.
  • Collaborate with all divisions of Retail and Wholesale Merchandising to ensure consistent messaging to the consumer and ensure footwear, apparel, and accessories are integrated for an impactful presentation.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and visual teams on a consistent cadence to maximize product exposure to the consumer at key selling periods.
  • Understand competitive environments in detail and identifying opportunities, trend curves, pricing, marketing, and key items.
YOUR TALENT:Your Talent [Qualifications]
  • 5+ years of experience in Merchandising or Buying in either a Wholesale or Retail organization.
  • Strong business acumen and extensive knowledge of retail math.
  • A multi-task-oriented individual with the ability to make decisions that drive results.
  • Advanced excel skills including ability to create pivot tables and utilize formulas.
  • Advance understanding in PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with cross functional teams.
  • Analytical, deadline driven with a strong ability to prioritize and project management skills.
  • A multi-task-oriented individual with the ability to make decisions that drive results.
  • Ability to conceive and create new thoughts and ideas pertaining to the presentation of products.
  • Up to 15% travel both domestic and international

PUMA supports over 19,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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.

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