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Wolverine Worldwide Associate Product Line Manager - Wolverine Kids Group in Waltham, Massachusetts

The Kids Group of Wolverine Worldwide drives the design and development of children’s shoes under the company’s portfolio of industry-leading brands, including Merrell®, Sperry®, Saucony®, Hush Puppies® and Keds®. As experts in children’s footwear, the Kids Group team is dedicated to creating comfortable, durable and stylish shoes to take kids from first steps to the school yard. The Kids Group of Wolverine Worldwide distributes through leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 200 countries and territories.

The Associate Product Line Mgr is responsible for growing the business in assigned categories through business planning, concept development, and sales analysis.

  • Play a key role in the tactical day-to-day operations of the team and liaison with sales, marketing, international partners and Asia development teams to drive alignment through cross-functional communications and operations.

  • Oversees and executes:

  • Global sales sample ordering and distribution

  • Coordination of brand information for seasonal catalogs; sales conferences; regional and global meetings

  • Support product team with data management using product systems including PLM.

  • Research the marketplace and provide competitive data, trend and innovative ideas to contribute to assortment planning for product line(s).

  • Assist with the development of the seasonal line architecture and seasonal briefs.

  • Develops and maintains an understanding of the global market needs.

  • Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.

  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, including the ability to manage strong and effective cross functional relationships within the organization and external partners.

  • 2+ years’ experience in footwear, apparel or accessories.

  • Solid product knowledge and understanding of markets and competitors.

  • Strong business acumen, merchandising and analytical skill sets.

  • Must be able to follow-through and have strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

  • WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment. Some travel may be 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).

External Job Posting Title: Associate Product Line Manager - Wolverine Kids Group

External Company URL: www.wolverineworldwide.com

Street: 500 Totten Pond Road Suite 200

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