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Junior Product Manager Team & Racket Sports 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 – Team & Racket Sports Footwear will contribute to growth and profitability of global Team & Racket Sports 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
  • Create business plans, and proactively propose sales and marketing strategies
  • Work with the Headquarter to create ideal products, and the product stories
  • Create presentations to HQ as well as clients
  • Ensure targeted gross margins related to product costs, mold charges, and retail prices
  • Plan/submit forecasts, and make purchasing plans with the business analysis / planning manager
  • Manage sample order processes
  • Monitor sample schedules regularly while keeping clients updated on sample deliveries
  • Help key sales activities of the 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

Your experience and skills:

  • Graduate degree preferably in a sports related discipline
  • Ability to act under 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, Racket Sports, Sporting Goods, Team Sports

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