Who We Are:
Brooks is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. We share a focused mission: to inspire everyone to run and be active. That’s it. No distractions—it’s all about the run. Through science, creativity, service, authenticity and connection, we obsess over delivering the best running gear on the planet. We do it our way, with our unique spirit, with a goal of being more relevant to runners than any other brand, day after day and mile after mile. We are determined to innovate, challenging ourselves to lead thought at every turn. Inside these walls and on the roads, tracks and trails, we live and breathe Run Happy, celebrating the positive impact running has on our lives and others. We inject it into all we do because it makes everything better, smarter, more fun and more memorable. Our company culture defines us, bonds us together and creates the conditions for success. It is lived daily as a behavioral expression of our collective set of brand values: Serve People, Lead Thought, Play As a Team, Compete Every Day, Demonstrate Integrity, Have Fun and Be Active. If you’re on our team, it means you’re part of creating something extraordinary. You’re part of Brooks.
The Manager of Footwear Business will lead the business planning process for performance footwear. This business leader will report to the SVP of Footwear, working to transform the footwear business into a highly sustainable profitable global leader in performance running.
The Manager of Footwear Business will drive cross functional excellence by building effective working processes between the core functions of Sourcing, Footwear Triads (Development, Design, PLM), S&OP Operations, Materials, and Costing functions to achieve business targets efficiently and effectively. He/she will be a strong partner and advisor to the teams responsible for product merchandising, creative ideation, product development and business planning for Brooks’ footwear globally. This will include influence and collaboration from the product brief stage through design and development.
This business leader will have responsibility for managing the Footwear 3-year P&L within a 5-year Strategic Plan including Footwear Opex Budget, with the goal of hitting margins to achieve corporate short term and long term targets on a market-by-market basis.
This business leader will raise the business acumen of the Triad by holding up a business lens to all decision making that happens throughout the product creation process.