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Junior Product Manager Running Footwear – Mizuno
Location: Munich, Germany
Job Type: Full Time
Job Reference: AUVD-308571
Closes: 31st August 2017
Published: 21st June 2017
Created in 1906, Mizuno Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sporting goods. The guiding philosophy “contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports” is seen throughout the quality, design and technical performance of their products and their array of sponsored events. Today, the high quality products that only Mizuno can produce are relied upon by top athletes throughout the world.
The Junior Product Manager – Running Footwear will support the Product Manager who contributes to growth and profitability of global Running Footwear business through the key tasks and responsibilities described below.
Your main responsibilities:
Understand consumer tendencies, requirements, competitor situations and directions
Analyse key competitor products to clarify their strengths and weaknesses against Mizuno
Analyse the sales strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
Work with and support the Product Manager to create ideal products, and the product stories
Help Product Manager to create presentations to HQ and also to clients
Manage some areas of the category under own initiative or by instructions from Product Manager
Manage wear test processes, and provide feedback to HQ
Manage sample order processes
Monitor sample schedules regularly and keep clients updated on sample deliveries
Help key sales activities of our clients as necessary
Work closely with EMEA Marketing, Sales, Export, and Apparel Team
Deal with product claims and returns from markets, and take proper actions with Product Manager
Your experience and skills:
Graduate degree preferably in a sports related discipline
Ability to act his / her own initiative
Knowledge of markets, and ability to analyse sales figures
Full consciousness to meet deadlines
IT skills – Excel, Power Point, Word,
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
English is a must, any additional language is advantageous