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Product Line Manager Run/Train Apparel



Somerville, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Product Management

Product Line Manager Run/Train Apparel

Somerville, United States of America

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.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Merchandising, Marketing, Business or other Apparel/Fashion related discipline preferred.

  • 2-4 years of product experience with top tier sport/fashion company

  • Direct experience in the field of Women’s performance apparel (sales, product, merchandising) preferred

  • Passion for Athletics, Running, and/or Fitness

  • Credible knowledge of global Apparel marketplace as well as consumer trends and market dynamics

  • General basic knowledge of international retail environment

  • Technical product knowledge – working knowledge of product development timelines, costing/pricing, supplier capabilities and fabrication

  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to frame and defend an alternative position

  • Strong analytical, overall business orientation

  • Strong collaboration and growth mindset

  • Ability to utilize PowerPoint and Excel and present category knowledge using those tools

  • Domestic and/or International travel required; up to 10-20%

Your Mission

  • Assist, lead and manage future global growth of Running/Training Apparel category

  • Responsible for the product creation lifecycle of the Women’s Training category. This includes developing product strategies and managing seasonal timelines to ensure on-time and successful product launches.

  • Brief seasonal product lines, including price structure, margin requirements, and style/article planning.

  • Make data-driven decisions based on historical analysis and selling performance.

  • Collaborate across teams, including Design and Development to drive consumer-centric, commercial, cohesive product lines.

  • Drive effective decision making and keep projects on track while guiding the cross functional team to achieve common goals for Women’s Training.

  • Frequently engage and build strong relationships with regional teams to develop winning assortments and improve product lines.

  • Produce market and competitor analysis for relevant distribution channels, key accounts and consumers targets.

  • Constantly seek opportunities to expand the Women’s Training category and identify new business avenues.

  • Maintain all the product information systems ensuring excellent data quality

  • Consistently demonstrate professional maturity, model a strong work ethic, and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Present the range, both internally to PUMA merchandising and sales, and externally to key retailers / partners.

  • Assist with sell-in tools preparation and set up at internal meetings

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 21,000 employees across 51 countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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