Support SGN Creation Hub to create and execute against the designated areas of responsibility for the Business model as defined by the Core FTW Senior Management Team.
Manage the process in all aspects related to product creation, aligning the product brief and initial design direction all the way through to product ex-factory.
This role requires strong management, alignment and collaboration with the strategic hub in Germany and with all creation functions at the Asia development center to fulfill product requirements (visual, costing, timing, trend relevant, productive.)
Key Accountabilities :
Drive the product process to deliver against the brief, materials and design innovation, meeting gross margin / profitability objectives
Manage tools, range plans and create product overviews during development processes and communicate changes to all involved partners, forecast consolidation and analyses
Maintain all related product systems for designated area of the collection
Seek continual improvement in processes with a goal to drive leading product process with speed and efficiency.
In certain instances, provide creative briefs on allocated projects / products that give clear product and information to the service departments (Design, Development and Logistics)
Work cross functionally with key partners in sourcing / development / manufacturing to realize the vision of the products and category
Analyze and report category performance and research competitive landscape
Ensure all product milestones are achieved in a fast paced creation process.
Present the range internally and to cross functional partners such as the factory group
Knowledge Skills and Abilities :
Strong business acumen in channel distribution, net sales, margin, profit and inventory
Broad footwear product knowledge
Ability to work with and influence all levels of the organization as well as aligning external partners with Core FTW strategy
Thrive in a fast paced product creation environment
Good numerical skills with the ability to negotiate
Effective presentation skills
Skill in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Fluent in English (verbal and written)
Ability to travel internationally for consumer trend research and internal meetings and presentations
College degree, preferably in marketing / business
Minimum 3-5 years related experience in marketing;
Experience in footwear development, creation and sourcing advantageous
International marketplace experience and understanding