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Footwear Product Marketing Manager (Category Manager)

RGF HR Agent - Expires on Feb 23, 2014
  • Country
  • Location
  • Job Type
  • Experience
  • Eligibility
  • Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Permanent - Full Time
  • 8+ years
  • Open to expat
Marketing / Communication
Job Category
Clothing / Garment / Textile
USD 7,000 - 8,000

Job Description

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyzes the category, core consumer, key customers and market to ensure the constant evaluation and improvement of product.
  • Special emphasis on driving Global Key Account business through relationship building, superior service and right product at right price at right timing.
  • Leads and develops the marketing and product strategy of assigned category.
  • Drives and executes the product process from brief to product launch.
  • Drives the product process and leverages category sourcing strategy to deliver new material and design innovation while meeting gross margin/ profitability objectives.
  • Nurtures, guides and challenges cross functional departments to ensure product excellence in the market place (design, fabrics, prices, fits, etc)
  • Close collaboration with the America organization and drives the USA business for the respective category.
  • Analyzes and reports category performance.
  • Ensures maintenance of all the product information systems
  • Presents Range both internally and externally (meetings, launches, channels, accounts, etc.).
  • Drives and implements new supply chain solutions / end-to-end business models to obtain greater profit and cash flow, by channel, by key accounts.
  • Annual strategic business plans/road maps presented to senior management and cross functional departments.
  • Creates activation plans to drive authentic sport stories with Sports marketing and Brand marketing.
  • Manages product management resources, ensuring organizational efficiency through appropriate motivation, training and development of direct report(s).
  • Drives collaboration with Design, Development, Go-To-Market team and Accounts to ensure optimal range and products
  • Effectively meets all process timelines.

Job Requirements

  • Four year college or university degree, preferably in Marketing/Business.
  • Minimum (8) years related experience.
  • Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Experience in Footwear/Apparel marketing, development, or Sales strongly preferred
  • Key requirements: USA Market Experience, Marketing Background, Footwear Sourcing/Development background.
  • Working location is in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Attractive package for the right talent, roughly USD100,000 per annum (expat's package will be supported)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to provide product leadership, including ability to manage/mentor team.
  • Ability to work with and influence all levels of the organization.
  • A thorough understanding of consumer markets, specifically in the sporting goods industry.
  • Strong business acumen in channel distribution, net sales, margin, profit and inventory
  • Prior knowledge of taking product from conception through implementation preferred.
  • Knowledge of footwear/apparel concepts in construction/development strongly preferred.
  • Good numerical skills with the ability to negotiate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively present to groups, including members of all organizational levels.
  • Ability to think merchandising across channels and accounts while in the creation phase
  • Skill in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Ability to travel, domestic and international. At least 2-3 times a year to the USA for Account Meetings to enhance and service the USA business.

About the recruitment agency

RGF HR Agent

RGF Executive is the executive search arm of Recruit Co., Ltd, Japan's largest recruiting company and 4th largest worldwide with annual revenues of US$10 billion. RGF operates through direct and ...

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