MANAGER MERCHANDISING – TEAMSPORT & ACCESSORIES -PUMA – Dubai

MANAGER MERCHANDISING – TEAMSPORT & ACCESSORIES -PUMA - Dubai

MERCHANDISING AND GO-TO-MARKET

MANAGER MERCHANDISING – TEAMSPORT & ACCESSORIES

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

 

  • Execute the global and regional merchandising strategy
  • Define the Middle East & East Africa Teamsport and or Accessories collection according to corporate/ regional targets and in line with the regional/global business strategy
  • Manage all merchandise/product related matters pertaining to football clubs and teams (as well as for other teamsports) including, but not limited to, kits customization
  • Market research
  • Define prices at the article level
  • Propose forecasts based on historical data, trend analysis and other approaches
  • Analyze sales data, account buying trends and forecasting future sales volumes
  • Support wholesale business planning
  • Finalize buying plans for the Middle East & East Africa
  • Regular reporting as per requirements/guidelines

YOUR TALENT

 

Education:

  • Preferably Bachelor’s degree in Business

 

Experience:

  • Relevant product management experience with top tier international sports or lifestyle brand and/or experience as footwear, apparel or accessories buyer
  • Genuine interest in and liking for football and working with football clubs and teams
  • Working experience in the Middle East would be a distinct advantage, but not necessarily a must

 

Capabilities:

  • Ability to work alongside other functions
  • General knowledge of go-to-market processes
  • General knowledge of retail environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Technical product knowledge
  • Ability to convincingly present category knowledge using PowerPoint and spreadsheet software tools;
  • Fluency in the English language (speaking, reading, writing) at business level (knowledge of Arabic language is not required)
  • Interested in working in a truly multicultural environment
  • Readiness and ability to travel (notably Middle East and neighboring countries, East Africa, Egypt, Europe)

PUMA provides equal opportunities for all job applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Equality for all is one of the core principles at PUMA and we do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination.

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.

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