Senior Manager, Merchandising - Retail

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 Present, test, and execute strategies to maximize margin and raise level of product 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 team to take on increasing levels of responsibility and ownership of the business. Collaboration 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, color 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. Your Talent 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 Exceptional presentation and written skills Track record of establishing an independent view while effectively collaborating in decision-making forums Firm understanding of retailmerchandising organizations and processes Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business, Retail Merchandising or a related field 10+ years of experience in Merchandising or Buying in either a Wholesale or Retail organization
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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