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Adidas America Director CtC Merchandising Assortment Planning (m/f/d in Herzogenaurach, Germany

Director CtC Merchandising Assortment Planning (m/f/d

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION

To build a world-class cross-channel range management/ merchandising function for BU within the overall adidas brand range architecture framework.

To drive understandingof channel space realitiesand drive merchandising plans for BU across categories.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive segmented concept merchandising packages for relevant distribution channels, with consideration of brand priorities, consumer and market insights, and space/ capacity realities

  • Drive the BU range architecture and commercial price build in close collaboration with creation teams

  • Drive Brand Footprint packages from BU in collaboration with CtC Range Architecture/Global Merchandising teams

  • Support relevant cross-category alignment of concepts that include Core offers with a balanced perspective between brand and commercial interests. Ensure implementation across markets and channels in collaboration with KA and CtC

  • Monitor sell-in and sell-out of BU packages on a continued basis and feed back to creation teams to help improve Global Brand ID, profitability and efficiency as well as the BU KPI’s

  • Review markets’ ranges and drive optimization with Market BU Heads and teams

  • Manage and develop team of dedicated BU merchandisers, with an ongoing focus on optimizing range building and merchandising skillsets and toolkit

  • Work closely with all relevant stakeholders to ensure full impact of Merchandising strategy

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • BU Product and CtC Teams

  • Marketing

  • Global Operations

  • Finance

  • Channels

  • Markets

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Structured, organized and process orientated

  • Attention to detail as error in analysis will have crucial impact to business

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and under pressure

  • High influencing skills and ability to make fact based decisions

  • Fluent in English

  • Additional languages are an advantage

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in business, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalentprofessional experience

  • Merchandising experience: 8-12 years

  • Management experience: 5 years

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Director CtC Merchandising Assortment Planning (m/f/d

Brand: adidas

Location: Herzogenaurach

TEAM: Marketing & Communications

State: BY

Country/Region: DE

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 329870

Date: May 17, 2021

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