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PLM Assistant

PLM Assistant – Merrell

General Function

Assisting the PLM with management of the Merrell product collection for the EMEA region.

Key Accountabilities:

Exclusives/SMU Line Management

  • Drive and manage all EMEA Key Accounts exclusive and SMU needs in accordance with Global calendars, key milestones and product design process.
  • Create SMU briefs with considerations for the Key Account’s needs, product and cost structure. Work directly with global product development in assuring product cost and integrity.
  • Maintain the product development schedule and manage development milestone meetings for the regional management and key accounts.
  • Identify seasonal product opportunities / commercial operations slots, complete footwear briefs and run development timelines for the EMEA regions and key international markets.
  • Work closely and build relationships with EMEA and international Sales Managers responsible for Key Accounts in their markets.
  • Maintain SMU line plan and range structure for EMEA. Ensuring all products are ranged accordingly. Samples tracked, delivered and signed off to deadline.
  • Ensure seasonal consistency in exclusive / SMU product pricing aligned with EMEA inline range.

Kids Range Management

  • Drive, manage and edit all regional input to the global product process for the design and development of market right product for the EMEA region and key International markets.
  • Responsible for the compilation of a seasonal line plan for Europe. Key contact between sales, marketing, merchandising and global product development.
  • Create concept briefs with considerations for the consumer, product and cost structure. Work directly with global product development in assuring product cost and integrity exists in the collections.
  • Maintain the product development schedule for the region, coordinates, and manages development milestone meetings for the regional management team

PLM Support

  • Organize and prepare reports, market intelligence and information to provide input into all stages of global product development process.
  • Support with the logistics of product data captured from brief to final stock number assignment, pricing and launch to market.
  • Ensure consistency in product pricing and distribution planning.
  • Support PLM on regional milestone meetings i.e. Pre-Line, Go to Market and Lockdown meeting
  • Support PLM on seasonal ‘Go-To-Market’ plans with regards to segmentation, collection highlights and range merchandising direction.

Communication

  • Establish and upkeep contact between regional sales, marketing, merchandising and global product teams.
  • Build strong working relationships with EMEA key accounts
  • Work with marketing team to ensure that communication efforts are in line with product/project briefs
  • Build working relationships with cross functional business units, customer service, sales planning and demand planning.
  • Learn and understand all EMEA markets and sales team organisations.

Develop a network of influencers, consumers and retail buyers to gather insights into market & product trends and identify appropriate opportunities for the brand.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in a similar role would be preferable.
  • Thorough understanding of the footwear industry and shoemaking process.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong presentation skills
  • IT Proficient with strong analytical skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate consumer insights
  • Must have a collaborative approach and be able to work across a matrix structure.
  • Must be able to influence key stakeholders in order to meet regional objectives.
  • Has to be comfortable with a high level of autonomy

Working Conditions

Travel required.

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Tagged as: Footwear, London, Merrell, PLM, Product Management, Sporting Goods

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