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Junior Product Manager Team & Racket Sports Footwear – Mizuno
Location: Munich, Germany
Job Type: Full Time
Job Reference: AEBF-677854
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 – 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