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Puma UK - Marketing Sandwich Placement - Sportstyle (Fashion) 2018/19

***Applications will only be considered from applicants applying through the www.step.org.uk website. Please do not email directly in to PUMA as any such applications will not be considered***

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sport lifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. It is committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, Sustainability and Peace, and by staying true to the principles of being Fair, Honest, Positive and Creative in decisions made and actions taken.

PUMA starts in Sport and ends in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Sportstyle labels include categories such as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf and Sailing. Sport Fashion features collaborations with renowned designer labels such as Alexander McQueen, Mihara Yasuhiro and Sergio Rossi.

The Role:

This undergraduate sandwich placement gives you the opportunity to gain an overall understanding of Sportstyle marketing through working with every area of the business and with all team members in this global sports lifestyle brand with over 60 years of heritage.

The Puma UK operation is purely a wholesale operation, where Puma UK selects from international designs. You will work within the sportstyle marketing team, which is concerned with marketing to retail and fashion buyers within the UK market. There are four Puma launch events a year, which you will also be involved with, as well as having the opportunity to support Puma’s work with their sportstyle brand ambassadors.

Puma's marketing strategy focuses heavily on the use if ambassadors. This role is instrumental in managing these relationships through social media, at photo shoots and presentations & networking events. You will be responsible for coordinating seeding requests, placing orders and managing the distribution of items for seeding.

You will contribute to the social media strategy, designing key account road maps and working in proect teams. Furthermore, you will support the generation of high performing relationships with retailers, ambassadors & agencies so you will need to be confident in talking to people and effective in managing relationships.

On a day to day basis you will support and manage the office facilities and deliver on all servicing requests for Sportstyle as directed by the Sportstyle Trade Manager. This will include supporting the internal team communications, preparing for and attending weekly update meetings and taking minutes.

The opportunity is based in central London and is offered with a salary of £22,000.

Skills Required:

You will be a current student on a Fashion Marketing or related degree course looking to undertake your sandwich placement in 2018/19.

You will have a good level of planning and organising skills, and will be self-motivated with the ability to work on your own initiative. You will have well-developed problem solving skills, and the ability to make decisions with conflicting information.

You will be a confident, assertive and hardworking individual with excellent communication skills. You must have strong interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to work as part of a team.

Excellent written and spoken English and knowledge of MS Office computer packages will be of benefit.

You must be able to demonstrate your strong interest in and passion for fashion and sport through blogging and active attendance at events.

Finally, you will be commercially aware have a strong desire to make a difference for a global market leader.

*** Please apply well before the advertised closing date. We reserve the right to close the position early once sufficient applications have been received. The screening process will begin before the closing date***

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