Football & Racket Sports Footwear Coordinator

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Market Competitive Conditions
07 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Football & Rackets Sports Coordinator

The Role:

As Footwear Coordinator you support the Teamsports Manager to drive the growth and profitability of the Football & Racket sports footwear categories in EMEA.

You provide support to and implement the product direction & strategy of the Teamsports Footwear Team and be a link between the Global Mizuno office and local European Mizuno Offices in the deliverance of our footwear range.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Work with Teamsports Manager and provide support throughout the process of formulating the European footwear collection for these product categories.

  • Adapt and consolidate communication between the Global Product Division & EMEA Offices to implement the strategic product direction for the EMEA market.
  • Coordinate the process for creating products and seasonal concepts that work for both a European & Global market within the Football & Racket sports categories.
  • Collect data and create benchmark analysis to evaluate market trends and feedback to Teamsports Manager.
  • Coordinate wear test programmes and receive product feedback to report back to Global Footwear Division.
  • Be the day-to-day communication for product creation with Global Product Division.
  • Maintain product line plan and inform relevant stakeholders of the updates.
  • Analyse sales and monthly forecasts and report to relevant stakeholders.
  • Visit key markets to support EMEA Offices and report to relevant stakeholders (up to 20%)
  • Manage salesman sample process by collecting orders from markets and placing orders with the Global Footwear Division.
  • Work closely with EMEA Marketing team regarding product marketing related topics including; story & concept creation, supporting the creation of sell-in tools, influencer identification & activation direction.
  • Preparation of European meetings.

Your qualifications:

  • University degree in relevant field such as Business Administration, Sports Management or similar.

  • 1-2 year’s relevant experience in product management, or similar, within the sporting goods industry, preferably within footwear.
  • Passionate for and knowledge in Football & Racket Sports.
  • International mindset and good cross-cultural awareness.
  • Ability to take initiative and willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Teamplayer with good organisational skills within an international fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent English skills and preferably one other language.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Good Excel (numerical) spreadsheet and PowerPoint skills. 

Our offer:

  • A dynamic role within a successful and established global performance sports brand.
  • Space for talent and personal development.
  • Being part of a group of people who are working towards the same goal: grow the brand as big as possible, without losing the high-quality standards and philosophy out of sight!
  • Market competitive conditions.