• PLM Assistant- Merrell

    Job Locations UK-London
    Brand/Group
    Merrell
    Job Function
    Product - GOG
    Type
    Full Time
  • General Function

    Merrell

    Merrell believes nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures. Merrell hiking boots, trail running shoes and apparel are built on Merrell’s outdoor heritage, quality and performance. The trail is the core of our design philosophy and has continued to guide us in the development of innovative products that inspire and enable enjoyment of the outdoors.

     

    Assist the PLM team with Management of the logistics and analysis of product data of the Merrell collection for the EMEA region.

    Primary Duties

      • Aid the Product team with range analysis (sales evolution on a franchise, pattern and colour level), into setting line size targets, line size analysis and reporting and sample targeting as well as ordering and reporting.
      • In conjunction with the JPLMs manages the logistics of product data capture from brief stage through final stock number assignment, pricing and launch to market.
      • Help proactively in the management of the diverse range plans / files:
        • Ensure files are accurate on an on-going basis and follow every product Milestone.
        • Report changes to all Key departments such as Demand Planning, Finance and Sales Team
      • In conjunction with both JPLM’s and Demand Planning manage sample ordering process on a seasonal basis.
      • Responsible for the sales forecast process:
        • Work with Country Managers and International Manager to the creation of forecast tools and collation of Data
        • Analysis of forecasts evolution
        • Upload forecasts into PLM for all markets/regions (i.e owned and 3P)
      • Collate all range add-backs, regularly review status with JPLM’s and review performance once seasonal buys are complete.
      • Collects and reports regularly on key competitor, market and product activity to provide for the timely and efficient input into all stages of the global product development.
      • Gather information on consumers' reactions to products via retailer websites
      • Participating in the creation and preparation of presentations
      • Contributes to the compilation of a seasonal footwear brief and line plan for Europe
      • Work with JPLM’s in the creation of concept briefs and liaise with Product Development to assure product cost and integrity exists in the collections.
      • Collate and best communicate weekly product changes to the Sales team
      • Travel within Europe and the USA.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

      • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.
      • Experience in the footwear field preferable.
      • Experience in a similar role i.e. merchandise / sales planning position
      • Good understanding of the footwear industry and shoemaking process.
      • Strong oral and written communication skills.
      • IT Proficient with strong analytical and Excel skills
      • Organised and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with excellent attention to detail
      • A fun, proactive and ‘can do’ attitude
      • Must have a collaborative approach and be able to work across a matrix structure.

       

       

      WORKING CONDITIONS

       

      Role based in London (kings Cross). Travel to Europe and EMEA required.


       

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.



    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

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