Assistant, Product Management (Merchandising)

Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
Product Management


Tumi Overview:

Since 1975, TUMI has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, we’re committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. The brand is sold globally in over 75 countries through more than 1,900 points of sale. For more about TUMI, visit www.TUMI.com.


Brand Detail: 


Our standards are exceptional, and we stand by everything we do.


We treat our products, people and clientele with the total dedication they deserve.


When it comes to forward thinking, we are foremost.


We are all Global Citizens and look to contribute to a global community.


Each of us is empowered to create personal and collective progress.




Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Manager, the Assistant should provide the vision, leadership and creativity to strategically drive the respective department business at TUMI. Meet financial targets for the category and brand. This position will be responsible for implementing key product initiatives; recommending new products / initiatives based upon market trends; and managing assortments and assortment flow.  

Has direct accountability for results while simultaneously managing administrative, tactical requirements as per the PTM Calendar.  They will also be able to clearly communicate with Global cross functional partners: Design, Sourcing, Planning, Forecasting, Merchandising, Training, Store Managers and Marketing.


Areas of responsibilities include (but not limited to):


  • Partner with Product Manager and Design to develop and recommend new products that reflect the international and local markets, leveraging TUMI strengths and creating new revenue generating opportunities.
  • Set objectives for area of responsibility: Gross margin, assortment, presentation standards, and retail prices.
  • Take an innovative look at the business and determines the best strategic approach in order to grow future business and impact assortment.
  • Build assortments that meet category sales and margin requirements, presentation standards and support key brand objectives/initiatives.
  • Utilize technical product knowledge and understanding of competitive landscape to build appropriate assortments
  • Work closely with Planning to ensure assortment meets merchandising sales and gross margin plans. 
  • Identify costing opportunities to meet margin goals and improve margin.
  • Focus on driving sku productivity
  • Provide direction/information to marketing and PR to highlight the key messages of new or existing collections. 





A bachelor's degree is required as well as the following:


Analysis and Decision Making

Develops Self and Others



Initiative/getting things done

Consistency and Accountability

Problem Solving

Comfort around Top Management

Excellent Presentation Skills

Conflict Management

Dealing with Ambiguity

Innovation Management

A true passion for the category and Brand


TUMI encourages individual growth in pursuit of achieving corporate goals. Your commitment to the team will be recognized through competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits programs.


TUMI is an equal opportunity employer.




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