Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognised brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto, Peak Performance and Precor. The company’s technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).


POSITION TITLE: Regional Category Manager Wilson Racquet EMEA
LOCATION: Garching near Munich, Germany

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
As Regional Category Manager Wilson Racquet EMEA you will be responsible for selecting, managing and maintaining the Wilson EMEA Raquet & Padel product range & product strategy, in line with GTM needs and global brand strategy.
  • Analyzing EMEA Tennis/Padel consumer and market needs to choose the right product assortment & mix (selecting the range, defining pricing, product mix, distribution channel, etc.).
  • Ensuring the commercial viableness of EMEA range vs the targets and providing profitable growth.
  • Creating seasonal EMEA line plan in line with customers’ needs.
  • Preparing sell-in, sell-through, competitor and market trend analysis to support the commercial & sales teams.
  • Regionalizing all product presentations & overall global toolbox and hand-over to the commercial & sales teams.
  • Assuring the execution of GTM organization after hand-over of product range/strategy (following up on discount, distribution targets, SDP, etc.).
  • Working together with EMEA / Global demand & supply team to set up EMEA range plans in the system and working on forecasting across all categories/models.
  • Planning and implementing “EOL” and closing out strategies to manage inventory level. 
  • SMU briefings (GTM consolidated feedback / brief towards Global).
  • Defining B2C/B2X range together with E-Com EMEA Manager, incl. E-com exclusives to drive more traffic / higher ROI.
  • Product Training towards Sales & Commercial Teams.
  • Preparation for internal and external meetings, i.e. support for National Account Managers during Key Account sell-in (product presentations) and the Commercial / Sales Teams during Local Sales Meetings.
  • Ability to travel 30-40%, domestically and internationally.
YOUR PROFILE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, Management or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar category/merchandising/product management role
  • A proven track record in a similar category/merchandising/product management role
  • Product Knowledge (Tennis / Padel)
  • Strong analytical and Excel skills
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and under pressure
  • Ability to influence and build strong working relationships
  • Strong communication/ influencing skills to manage key stakeholders
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Flair for solving problems and making decisions
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong planning, prioritizing and organizational skills         
  • Results focused and commercial thinking
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
  • An interesting and varied role in the growing Fitness industry
  • Career progression opportunities
  • An opportunity for independent and self – reliant work
  • A friendly and vibrant working environment in a dynamic and international team
Please apply online.

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