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Senior Product Line Manager, Sportstyle Footwear

Company: PUMA Gruppe
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

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.

  • Driving the product creation of regional Sportstyle Footwear products (SMU) on fast GTM-calendars for leading Key Accounts in US & our PUMA DTC channels
  • Ensuring that final products are target consumer and trend relevant, competitive on the market and offer an unique selling proposition
  • Driving the strategic direction of product lines in alignment with the Brand and Business Unit strategy
  • Analyzing frequently US market & Key Accounts in US to conduct consumer, market and competitor studies on an US level
  • Driving the cooperation with Merchandising & Sales, Key Accounts, Design and Development to ensure that the final collection is reflecting market needs
  • Working closely with Global Sportstyle PLM Teams as well as apparel teams for Head-to-Toe product alignment
  • Collaborating with Marketing for account and consumer facing marketing strategy & materials
  • Presenting product strategy and product lines to international partners and Key Accounts
  • Managing the final Free on Board-prices considering given target margins
  • Turning forecast & sales analyses into product & business decisions
  • Ensuring that Product Data Systems are maintained correctly and on time.
  • Minimum 8 years of international footwear experience in a similar position
  • Readiness to travel within US and Europe
  • Very good knowledge and passion for sportswear, streetwear, sports-fashion and consumer trends
  • Very strong ability to work in a fast-paced environment dealing with complex processes at the same time
  • Team player mentality, high flexibility, and open mindedness
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Very strong analytical skills, overall business orientation
  • Very good verbal and written language skills in English
  • Deep knowledge of MS Office environment (Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Initiative, energy, passion, eye for details, confident and looking for daily challenges in an international environment
  • - Preferably Bachelor/Master Degree in Fashion Management, Business Administration or Marketing.

Keywords: PUMA Gruppe, Somerville , Senior Product Line Manager, Sportstyle Footwear, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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