Team Head Apparel Merchandising (Maternity Cover)

London, UK
Posted 24 days ago
Full time

Company presentation

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.

Job description

  • Drive and execute area product assortments according to consumer needs for your relevant categories whilst achieving seasonal KPI's.
  • Manage and oversee the Seasonal and SMU apparel forecasting process based on financial targets in place.
  • Define prices at an article level ensuring market and consumer relevance.
  • Constant and clear communication with local and global teams showcasing consumer and retail knowledge of the market.
  • Be an expert in your respective category delivering market insights, trends, pricing, and consumer needs to the global team at key milestones in the season to influence the seasonal ranges.
  • Lead and develop the Apparel Junior Merchandiser.
  • Liaising daily cross functionally with the wider Merchandising team, Retail, Sales and Marketing to execute account and brand plans.
  • Follow and track the Global critical path process to ensure key deadlines in the season are met.
    • Guide and support in account previews & pre line meetings.
    • Support Wholesale business planning working cross functionally with other departments.
    • Manage in season account opportunities via speed service models.
    • Build seasonal account specific sell in documents using the latest digital tools and ensure these are kept up to date throughout the season.


  • Proven experience in product management or merchandising (retail or wholesale).
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to build relationships with ease.
  • Demonstrate a passion and desire to work as one successful team.
  • Strong business orientation, analytical aptitude, and retail maths knowledge
  • Strong collaboration skills required to work cross functionally with product teams and sales.
  • The ability to work well in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Have an understanding and an interest in the sportswear and fashion retail market.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.

  • Have a desire to own projects and exceed expectations, with the ability to find solutions.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with short timelines and changing priorities.
  • Flexible, solution and detail-oriented, a skilled communicator and a relationship builder
  • Fully proficient across Microsoft packages including Power Bi, Teams, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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