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PUMA UK Business Analyst Sandwich Placement 2021-22

Salary notes: 
£21,000
Job/scheme locations: 
Manchester
Type of opportunity: 
Placement
Application deadline: 
17/03/2021

Description

This placement will help you get to the heart of analysing business data to contribute to the success of a dynamic, fast-paced retail business.

***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.***

Whilst due to Covid-19, all PUMA UK staff members are working from home, ultimately you will need to be based within communtable distance to central Manchester.

Working alongside the Business Operations team, the purpose of this role is to analyse internal and external data to provide regular reports to Puma's European operation. You will work proactively with the Sales Managers and Support team to obtain, analyse, and upload relevant data to various platforms. The data will relate to Strategic accounts and will support the business in making key budget allocation decisions. You will also gain a greater understanding of Puma products with sample and showroom administration.

You will be required to maintain a standard of presentation excellence for the sales information whilst liaising with colleagues across the business both in the UK and internationally. As well as the sales team you will also assist the wider business.

  • The finance department in the compilation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasting.
  • The merchandising team with seasonal forecasts, marketplace analysis, and performance reporting.
  • Operations and Logistics through tracking support and inbound prioritisation.
  • Marketing investment support via Key Initiative Tracking and consumer targeting.
  • This cross-departmental role gives business-wide exposure and with this invaluable career experience.

Ultimately you will gain a broad understanding of the data and processes required to run a successful fast-moving retail and wholesale operation. You will see how data facilitates sales growth and you will be encouraged to contribute to the continuous improvement of Business Operations by offering solutions in streamlining processes and reporting infrastructure.

You will be confident to work with others in a lively and demanding sales environment with an outgoing open personality and a strong desire to learn and develop. Team working skills, self-motivation, and initiative are all essential to this role.

Finally, you will be commercially aware with an active interest in both Sports and Fashion.

Essential Skills

Applicants will be in the second year of a business, finance or economics-related subject. This role will form a sandwich placement for the year 2021/2022. Applicants must be able to demonstrate highly proficient Excel Skills coupled with the ability to manipulate and present data from numerous sources. An awareness of PowerBI is preferred. This will require outstanding analytical and numerical skills as well as well-developed planning and organising skills. Problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a high level of accuracy are also important.

You will be confident to work with others in a lively and demanding sales environment with an outgoing open personality and a strong desire to learn and develop. Team working skills, self-motivation, and initiative are all essential to this role.

Finally, you will be commercially aware with an active interest in both Sports and Fashion.

***We advise all interested parties to apply well before the deadline. We reserve the right to close advertisements before the stated deadline.***

About Company

PUMA IS ONE OF THE WORLD?S LEADING SPORTS & LIFESTYLE BRANDS. Sport is our world. This makes us passionate about designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. In 70 years, PUMA has established a history as creator of fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet: Enhancing areas such as football, running and training, golf and motorsports with performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products. PUMA operates in over 120 countries with more than 13,000 people working together to push the brand forward.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany. PUMA UK has offices in Manchester and London ? with the marketing team operating out of London.

PUMA provides equal opportunities for all job applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Equality for all is one of the core principles at PUMA and we do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
North West
Degree subjects accepted: 
Management, marketing, business & HR
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