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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2020
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    Senior Merchandising Team Manager

    Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation

    • This role is responsible for maximising the profitability of the Market by building and driving commercial strategies. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of merchandising best practice to ensure delivery of specific trading activity in conjunction with key strategic business goals. The role is also key to driving cross functionality across key departments within the Market and in conjunction with the Global Retail Centre of Excellence (CoE).

    Key Responsibilities

    • Work with the Senior Retail Director and hub CTC & GLOBAL Retail CoE in shaping the market merchandising strategy. Point out local needs and escalate these to the CoE for consideration in the global strategy
    • Steer the enhancement of all merchandising systems and tools to suit world class merchandising practise
    • Be aware and contribute to improvements in Allocation and Replenishment (A&R) techniques
    • Drive the framework for key promotional analysis techniques (proactive and reactive)
    • Drive the regular analysis of competitor activity and prepare a comprehensive report to the Retail Director (pre- in- and post-season)
    • Review and guide the overall market and competitive pricing strategy and deliver a comprehensive pricing policy based on the results and business goals (pre- in- and post-season)
    • Contribute to a set of key merchandising reports that help evaluate the business goals and ensure this is rolled out within the teams
    • Manage and approve Open-To-Buy (OTB) of the market
    • Work jointly with Store Operations and drive development to ensure grading/option plan is in line with space management (pre-season)
    • Ensure integration of ratio management in all merchandising activities
    • Ensure that best practice is actioned for in depth analysis to support buying commitment decisions
    • Review and action fact-based category input and feedback for internal/external stakeholders
    • Guide the teams for best practise end-to-end in season management including management of best sellers and worst sellers, in season stock cover management, in season reactivity and sales to space management using the tools available such as the
    • Provide guidance and strategy for execution of end of season stock management
    • Contribute to the development of a merchandising training program and implement the same at market level
    • Oversee the optimal flow of merchandise incl. fulfilment of product/marketing introduction deadlines/capacity planning
    • Work collaboratively with Marketing, Visual Merchandising (VM) and Store Operations
    • Ensure the given budget is invested to achieve targets by effective use of range planning
    • Store visits as needed and advised by superior (expected ratio office/travel is 80%/20%)
    • Other Weekly Stock Sales and Intake
    • Other duties as requested by your manager

    People Management

    • Evaluate the competencies of his/her subordinates on a regular basis and provide prompt feedback and guidance to drive high performance
    • Takes ownership for Talent Management processes to grow, develop and retain talents
    • Promote a high-performance culture by setting clear expectations and individual goals
    • Translate the company goals into team specific actions and business plans. Control and monitor performance and results

    Key Relationships

    • Global Retail CoE
    • HUB CTC
    • Market Retail team including
    • Retail Back Office team ( within both Lead and Multifunctional Markets)
    • Operations team
    • Store Managers and their Store teams
    • Logistics
    • Finance
    • Global Operations
    • Go To Market (GTM) teams
    • Supply Chain

    Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

    • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products
    • Advanced knowledge of Retail Management Systems
    • Leadership and influencing skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Structured, organised 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
    • Fluent in English

    Requisite Education And Experience / Minimum Qualifications

    • University degree in business, ideally with a marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience
    • Merchandising Experience: 10-12 years
    • Management Experience: 5 years

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to adidas Group on jobs.adidas-group.com to apply

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