Product – Associate Analyst – Taylormade

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Key elements of the role are delivering category leading product ranges, alignment with global product strategies whilst working with key strategic customers.

A holistic ownership of the Go to Market process delivery industry leading sales tools, whilst driving the brands with sales and margin budgets as well as operational efficiencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage category product strategies and execute seasonal plans that result in sustainable revenue growth and profits, improved sell through in market and build awareness of the brands.
  • Own the PQ (Program Quantity) forecast:
    • Provide detailed category forecasts for both local and global planning teams.
  • Be the consumer and category specialist for TaylorMade Golf in Pacific.
  • Own selection and distribution of custom offerings and regularly update.
  • Partner with the sales team to drive categories and deliver sales and margin targets.
  • Develop and present sales strategies to drive category growth.
  • Set up and maintenance of seasonal category growth buy plan including SelectFit roll out (pricing & margin).
  • Development and implementation of strategic seasonal business plans.
  • Execution of internal and key customer presentations and Go to Market processes e.g. sales tools preparation, product catalogues, sampling.
  • Leading the industry through innovative, specific and benchmark “Go-to-Market” processes.
  • Working collaboratively with the regional and global category Managers ensuring alignment and comprehensive Pacific requirements are catered for.
    • Responsible for selection of Pacific soft goods range.
  • Analysing market share information and develop seasonal competitor information tools. Including:
    • Market Analysis of each product category (overlaying with competitors).
  • Play a proactive role in managing product lifecycle and ensure product close out is called and work with demand planner to move through any excess stock.
  • Manage selection of fitting and select fit kits in conjunction with fitting team to ensure maximum ROI on investment.
  • Play a proactive role in inventory management for the category including clearance programs, identification of slow moving and focus sku’s.
  • Achievement of key budget & growth targets.
  • Plan and execute online & in-store training to coincide with new product lunches.
  • Conduct regular internal product training to ensure all team members are an extension of the product team.
  • Plan and manage product launch policies (PLP), drive key stakeholder meetings to ensure every launch is seamless.
  • Reporting weekly to global product leads and regions
  • Manage the salesman sample process
    • Managing the sample budget
    • Coordinating Stocktakes
  • Responsible for pricing setup
    • Develop, manage, and implement an end-to-end pricing roll out
    • Ensure all price lists are maintained
    • Product submissions are supplied to all key stakeholders in a timely manner
    • Ongoing maintenance of internal and external line lists
    • Supply and maintenance of tech books and component books
    • Providing content assets for internal and external use.

Minimum Qualifications (varies depending on focus and size of the market):

  • Tertiary Qualifications in marketing and or relevant product/marketing experience
  • Have a working knowledge/experience of product management in golf or similar industry
  • A keen passion for golf and specifically product
  • The ability to work independently and perform a variety of tasks with varying complexity
  • Good attention to detail, be a proactive self-starter and demonstrate initiative
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills & a proven ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Financial acumen with respect to product management
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially in Excel
  • Basic Adobe design suite skills

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