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Junior Product Manager Running Footwear – Mizuno

Background:

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 role:

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

Tagged as: Footwear, Germany, Mizuno, Munich, Product Management, Running

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