Job Details

Job title

Product Manager, Birkenstock

Location

Köln, Germany

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strategic planning of the assigned categories/segments
  • Turning this focus into detailed seasonal framework collection plans
  • Ongoing monitoring and analysis of relevant trends in the areas of consumers, competitors, countries, sales channels, and key customers
  • Managing the collection development process in close consultation with the Design and Development departments
  • Planning, conducting, and following up on milestone meetings (for example, proto reviews and sales meetings)
  • Presentation of the collections to Sales
  • Organization/management of the seasonal administration relating to collection data in the relevant systems
  • Sell-in and sell-out analysis
  • Management of volume, sales, and margin plans

WHAT WE OFFER:

BIRKENSTOCK offers all the advantages of a successful, rapidly expanding, global enterprise: a dynamic work environment, plenty of creative leeway, an authentic and open corporate culture, and excellent development opportunities. Sounds interesting? That’s because it is! We look forward to receiving your online application together with details of your salary expectations.

The Ideal Candidate

YOUR PROFILE:

  • Vocational training and/or studies in a commercial or creative field, with a focus on footwear, fashion, or sport
  • Experience in the area of product management, ideally in the footwear, sport, or fashion industry
  • A very good command of English
  • A good command of standard MS Office programs
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop is advantageous
  • Familiarity with ERP and PDM systems is advantageous
  • Analytical and strategic thinking coupled with strong implementation skills
  • Ability to work in a team, but also used to working on your own
  • Excellent communication skills and assertiveness
     

Questions from Birkenstock

  1. Annual Salary

Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency
  2. German, Native or bilingual proficiency

About Us

BIRKENSTOCK is a global footwear brand that stands for quality, function, and all-round well-being. With more than 3,500 employees, this traditional, sixth-generation family-run business is also one of the German footwear industry’s biggest employers. The company’s historic roots can be traced as far back as 1774. BIRKENSTOCK was already using the term “footbed” in the 1930s, giving it the meaning which is commonly understood by consumers all over the world to this day – as a synonym for outstanding comfort when walking and standing. By the early 1970s, BIRKENSTOCK had become a global player. Manufactured in Germany, the sandals are now sold in more than 100 countries on all continents. BIRKENSTOCK also has a growing range of enclosed shoes, children’s shoes, and occupational footwear, as well as specialist products for orthopedic retailers, socks, bags, and belts. In 2017, BIRKENSTOCK added sleep systems and natural cosmetics (BIRKENSTOCK Natural Care) to its portfolio of products. The company is headquartered in Neustadt (Wied). BIRKENSTOCK has nine sites in Germany, in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Bavaria, and Saxony. The long-standing family-owned enterprise also operates its own sales offices in the United States, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom.