Director, In - Store Environments

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what's next in both sport and culture. That hustler's spirit can be felt across PUMA categories, partnerships, offices, and countries. And we are always in search of talent that can help us set the pace at which sport and culture collide, as well as finding better ways to connect and collaborate with our communities. PUMA supports over 13,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Your Mission Lead s the development of clear and consistent merchandise presentation strategy, "story telling" Alignment with Sales Management on strategic direction for in-store expansion Negotiate with retail partners, in-store real estate, budget and timelines Align with brand marketing on in-store rendering and brand standards Manage sourcing, vendor relationship, prototypes, construction Shop in Shop SKU capacity planning & space planning Align with Sales Planning to ensure shop productivity is aligned with business plan On-going maintenance of productivity improvements   Align with Merchandising on assortments to fit with business plan and capacities Alignment with Sales Management on strategic direction for all tradeshow (Lifestyle & Performance) Negotiate with tradeshow directly regarding booth space, location & operations Oversee manufacturing, sourcing and install of all tradeshow booth Work with marketing and creative services on visual/branding spaces Budget Management for all tradeshows Support Sales Operations with visual & fixture needs for retailer summits, events and retailer manager meetings, aligning with brand direction and business objective of event Create a PUMA branded experience that aligns with the event objective Manages seasonal visual refreshes for sales meeting (on or off-site locations ) Supports Sales Operations with fixture  & display needs for sales meeting Provides selling tools for in-store displays for future seasons as leverage for sell-in Alignment with sales management & Ops on future CAPEX (over 150 sq ft)  planning during budget process, structured to be in-line with business growth On-going asset management with finance Cross communication with marketing and sales ops on strategic direction and planned spends for in-store experience, ranging from shoe towers to pop-up locations Day to day budget tracking and management Management of all pre-paid fixture inventory, including detailed inventory values and itemization Budget management and strategic planned spend for in-store fixtures (under 150  s Work cross functionally  with marketing/creative service on seasonal visual & POP refreshes for each showroom (Westford, NYC, FL, LA) Supply fixture needs and support for showroom displays Design SKU capacities and efficiencies in showroom setting. Work with facilities and sales ops on showroom visual budget sq ft) Your Talent Bachelor's degree in related area. 10+ years of experience in In-Store/Visual Merchandising in a retail environment. 7+ years of experience managing and developing teams. Must have exceptional merchandising skills and a strong understanding of trends in all markets. Product presentation expert with experience building seasonal layout plans. Exceptional leadership ability with an eye for design and styling.  Demonstrated success in visual merchandising, innovation and implementation. Strong ability to communicate ideas and lead teams from conception to implementation. Excellent written and verbal skills.  Able to describe merchandising in a clear and concise manner. Strong management qualities:  approaches work with a mindset of collaboration, develops effective working relationships within the team, department and cross-functional team members.  Fosters a creative and inspiring environment. Ability to work independently while handling multiple projects concurrently. Experience in managing projects from concept to completion.  Demonstrates an understanding of materials, cost, and time requirements on projects. Ability to communicate effectively to all levels within the organization. Strength in presentation skills and ability to develop quality innovative presentations. Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite. Flexibility to travel domestic and international.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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