Manager, Merchandising- Retail Apparel

PUMA Group
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Sporting Goods Manufacturing,Retail

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 and all genders are welcome. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

YOUR MISSION:

  • Present, test, and execute strategies to maximize revenue, margin and raise level of product offer in all channels of distribution.
  • Conceive and create new thoughts and ideas pertaining to maximizing revenue and resources, presenting products, and reaching the consumer.
  • Collaborate with all divisions of retail and wholesale merchandising to ensure a consistent message reaches the consumer and footwear, apparel, and accessories are integrated for an impactful presentation.
  • Develop, grow, and empower direct report to take on increasing levels of responsibility and ownership of the business.
  • Collaborate with senior retail team members and lead initiatives to improve consumer’s experience.
  • Prepare, execute, and present strategies and programs to internal Retail team and associates.
  • Ensure upcoming trends, key items, colors and product flows are balanced to drive category growth and increase desirability and profitability for all channels.
  • Prepare team to present business updates including strengths, weaknesses, and actions to move forward.
  • Own long term and seasonal business plans that support PUMA’s financial and brand objectives backed by insights and data.
  • Work in cross-functional teams to see all programs through from inception until in consumer’s hands.
  • Be the expert in the competitive environment and market knowledge. Visit stores and be in market consistently.
  • Be the Owner of his Business, insurance that what was planned for the season is executed in the best way possible

YOUR TALENT:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, Retail Merchandising, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in Merchandising, Planning or Buying in either a Wholesale or Retail organization
  • Exceptional presentation and written skills; provides clear communication
  • Firm understanding of retail merchandising organizations and processes
  • MS Excel Advanced
  • MS PowerPoint Proficient
  • Proven team player with the ability to work cross functionally with a diverse set of individuals
  • Deadline driven, with the proven ability to prioritize and deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Track record of establishing an independent view while effectively collaborating in decision-making forums
  • Assertive oral and written communication

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.

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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