Alban Knoechel

Alban Knoechel

EMEA Footwear Business Unit Manager (Wholesale & Retail), DC Shoes EMEA, DC Shoes

Strasbourg, France

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His background

  • Today
    May 2016

    EMEA Footwear Business Unit Manager (Wholesale & Retail), DC Shoes EMEA

    101-300 employees

    Mission: responsable de la catégorie chaussures au niveau européen pour les réseaux Wholesale & Retail.

    - Stratégie marketing/commerciale: connaissance marché, segmentation, incentives, innovation, mise en marché.
    - Stratégie d'offre produit: pilotage du plan de collection, prix, CA, marge, communication interne et externe (force de vente / clients), développement d'outils de vente.
    - Management de 2 collaborateurs avec gestion de budget.
    - Développement rentabilité du réseau Retail.
  • Today
    April 2016
    March 2014

    EMEA Footwear Manager

    101-300 employees

    Mission: in charge of the footwear category at a European level.

    - Marketing/commercial strategy: competitive intelligence, segmentation, incentives, innovation, go to market.
    - Product offer strategy: range plan monitoring, pricing, NS, margin, internal & external communication, (sales force / customers), development of sell-in tools.
    - Management: 2 direct reports with budget monitoring.
  • Today
    February 2014
    April 2011

    Senior Product Manager Football, France

    501-1000 employees

    Mission: product range & go to market strategy set-up of Football Footwear, Football Apparel & Indoor categories:

    - Marketing strategic plan definition.
    - Product range management and go to market: NS, margin, sales force & retailers presentations.
    - Assets management: Handball French Federation, Z5 (Zidane 5-a-side centers).
    - Management: 2 direct reports.

    Key achievements:
    - NS management of 50 Mio€.
    - Leadership football footwear: 42% market share in 2012 (+4 pts vs 1st competitor).
  • Today
    March 2011
    December 2006

    Product Range Manager Apparel Football, France

    501-1000 employees

    - Product range management: NS, margin, sales force and retailers presentations.
    - Responsible for go to market.
  • Today
    November 2006
    April 2003

    Junior Product Manager Apparel Sportswear, Europe

    1001-5000 employees

    - European product range definition & go to market set-up.
    - European interface between HQ (Portland, Oregon USA) and key European countries.
  • DESS marketing et management du Sport

    Master II Marketing & Management du Sport (BAC +5), Mention AB
    Master's degree in Sport Marketing Management (+5 years after high school diploma), Mention AB

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His skills

  • Management
  • Marketing produit
  • Stratégie marketing
  • Street culture

His languages

  • French
    ****Mother tongue
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

    His hobbies

    OenologyPhotographyFootballBasket-ballTennisStreet culture

    His keywords

    Sports ManagementSportswearFootballFootwear MerchandisingMarketing StrategyProduct MarketingApparelSporting GoodsSports MarketingFrenchFashion

    About him

    10 years of professional experience in Marketing / Management:

    - Team management
    - Marketing strategy
    - Go to market
    - Product development and management
    - Asset management

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    Manon Fuehrer
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