Sr Mgr, Wholesale Distribution & Marketplace MGMT

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Puma North America Inc.

Westford, MA 01886
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Job Description
For 70 years, PUMA has developed fast products for the fastest athletes on the planet. Every day, our 13,000 employees across 120+ countries rally our SPEED & SPIRIT to deliver the iconic footwear, apparel and accessories capable of pushing sport and fashion forward.

The PUMA world extends across Football, Running, Training, Fitness, Golf, Motorsports and design collaborations with icons such as Rihanna. But wherever you are, whether it's on the pitch, the runway or in the streets, the PUMA touch is instantly felt in the undeniable joy and excitement we bring to sport, fashion and culture. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

YOUR MISSION

  • Develop and maintain a standardized distribution process between wholesale internal and external partners in order to ensure Distribution Strategies are executed successfully
  • Oversee the execution of product launches across all distribution points and product categories
  • Develop a strong understanding of Consumer needs and segmentation and manage the end to end execution of product launches
  • Create start-up plan, maintain timeline, manufacturing readiness, and open issues list to ensure the program achieves customer milestones, internal deliverables, and supply chain deadlines
  • Plan and execute a robust risk management process to include identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, mitigation and contingency plans and mitigation strategies
  • Coach and motivate the allocations team to encourage ownership and responsibility for the activities (functional deliverables and reporting)
  • Maintain high levels of quality, accuracy, and process consistency by working cross-functionally across several departments such as Sales, Customer Service, Supply Planning, Procurement, and IT to enhance the process as well as the functionality of tools and reports
  • Work to ensure no business disruption, manage issues, and drive incident resolution by actively engaging with other teams and business counterparts on brand campaigns, launches, and seasonal activities
  • Provide day-to-day operational activities in a dynamic global environment.
  • Responsible for completion of weekly status updates/calls in conjunction with driving monthly project execution (launch readiness review)
  • Manage customer communication and relationship for project issues and commitments
  • Answer consumer oriented questions regarding allocations as well as for all elements of the marketplace mix
  • Work in conjunction with sales leadership and other internal groups to develop scorecard items related to Launch Management resulting in ROI and business tracking analyses
  • Conduct analysis of sales performance and Retailer's inventory level to develop allocation methodology for key retailers and markets to maximize sales and the consumer experience.
  • Interpret trends to increase effectiveness of a product launched and distribution strategies
  • Engage in problem solving, lead team & apply methodology to successfully get to root cause and corrective planning


YOUR TALENT

  • Results-oriented and dedication to continuous improvement
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong decision making, negotiating, and communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate both verbally and electronically to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to understand business issues and find creative ways to solve them
  • Ability to manage effectively in a team environment, coordinating multiple tasks in parallel, many times with
conflicting priorities
  • Ability to lead and manage processes among many different internal departments
  • Proven track record of working independently and using sound judgment on operational and business issues such as critical final distribution decisions, allocations, and location approvals
  • Off-hours work may be required to meet the needs of geographies, business partners, and/or significant event and moments in time.
  • 7+ years of related field experience is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at a business level
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills


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. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.For additional information, please contact:

Reference: 561333303

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