Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:
Contribute to the pre-season Planning within the market for the Brand's owned E-commerce channel (e-com) and manage in season OTB process.
Actively support in overseeing pre-season sales and receipt guidance and post-season hindsight to drive product category sales growth by season and product buy plans by season
OTB process to meet sales, margin, and inventory turn targets and category-level Rolling Demand Plan and markdown plans
Contribute to the development of annual channel sales, margin and receipt plans for annual budgeting process
Provide input to monthly financial guidance and forecasts to DTC Finance
Provide input for in-season forecasting; report on and analyze sales results to plan, making recommendations to influence business decisions.
Manage business trends to identify sales and gross margin performance and to capitalize on profit-driving opportunities.
Participate in major go-to-market milestones to gain insight to key seasonal brand and BU strategies and initiatives, contributing financial plans for e-com outlook
Seek opportunities for new business processes and drive analytical needs to increase productivity and profitability
Implement best practices for the planning function and partner with cross-functional teams to ensure that we are getting the best and necessary data for the team to analyze the business
Support in market seasonal stock position assuring the right volumes are available on Ecom and distribution centers, and inform of changes to Allocation teams
Contribute to market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns
Work with global/local colleagues to define and implement best in class eCom planning best practices and KPI tracking mechanisms focused on optimization of the eCom experience through in season trading best practices
Market Finance teams
Market Op teams
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Relevant job experience in a Planning or Buying function, and fully qualified and trained
Combined broad theoretical and practical knowledge incl. company policies and practices
Strong competence with Planning, procedures and systems
eCommerce experience preferred
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
University degree or equivalent education required
5+ Years of work experience
1 year of informal management experience required
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, Planning
Contract Type: Full time
Date: Jun 21, 2022