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Adidas America Manager Visual Excellence, Europe (f/m/d) - Training, Sportswear & Women - temp till 09/2022 in Herzogenaurach, Germany

Manager Visual Excellence, Europe (f/m/d) - Training, Sportswear & Women - temp till 09/2022

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • Create visual merchandising directives in alignment with VM training function, as well as trainings and compliance programs ensuring global consistency at the point of sale.

  • Manage training, communication & best practice processes into the marketplace to ensure global consistency and excellence in execution at the point of sale.

  • Promote visual merchandising as a profit center contributor.

  • Manage strategic projects of Coaches (if assigned)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the relevant teams to create clear requirements and align briefs whilst ensuring continued alignment to global visual merchandising objectives and positioning:

  • Develop guidelines, training programs in alignment with the VMM concepts/projects and tools for markets to implement the concepts.

  • Support roll out of new category tools

  • Build strong relationships with external agencies to influence the visual presentation in line with the brand direction for all channels

  • Improve processes:

  • Monitor other Retail industry (brick and mortar and digital) for best practices that can be adapted for adidas.

  • Contribute in driving for industry leading innovations in cooperation with Director VM & Coaches Europe at both the consumer level and the implementation practices.

  • Create a consistent approach in all channels

  • Act as a support partner during the seasonal sell-in process

  • Manage Resources:

  • Manage project budgets (as assigned).

  • Coordinate between department tactics and operational objectives.

  • Manage Projects within VM and Coach team

  • Additional assignments or special projects as assigned or agreed.

  • Act as an adidas/Reebok brand ambassador

  • Take over people responsibilities (if applicable)

Key Relationships:

  • Senior Coach teams

  • Brand Activation teams

  • Trade Marketing

  • Retail Directors/BU´s

  • Global Visual Merchandising (other functions)

  • Global Retail Concept teams

  • Omni Channel Marketing teams

  • Global Merchandising team

  • Market Visual Merchandising teams

  • Global Organization (Relevant Departments)

  • External Agencies


  • EKA stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Work independently and collaboratively.

  • Fully qualified and experienced in retail Visual Merchandising, combining theoretical with practical experience.

  • Strong organisation skills and flexibility.

  • Specialist in technical skills.

  • Proven track record in project management.

  • English fluent: verbal, written & spoken. Another European language is an advantage.

  • IT: Microsoft Office advanced. iShopShape is an advantage.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Business or Marketing Degree.

  • 4-6 years’ experience in retail visual merchandising including fashion retailing.

  • 1+ years working with Global markets or 1+ years working in a top tier adidas market.

  • 1+ year’s management experience.

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: Manager Visual Excellence, Europe (f/m/d) - Training, Sportswear & Women - temp till 09/2022

Brand: adidas

Location: Herzogenaurach

TEAM: Marketing & Communications

State: BY

Country/Region: DE

Contract Type: Temp

Number: 314612

Date: Mar 25, 2021