Senior Manager Business Solutions Forecasting (m/f)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Sales


This global role in the global sales department is responsible for maximizing the profitability of adidas group markets through implementing new as well as improving existing system & process projects in DTC. The focus of this role is on defining Merchandise Financial Planning strategy for Direct to Consumer Channels and executing against it through a diverse project portfolio.

Key Accountabilties:

  • Manage and being responsible for the implementation of defined Merchandise
  • Planning projects and governance of implemented solutions.
  • Act as DTC voice in Planning discussions with key stakeholders and provide input and direction as required
  • Define Merchandise Planning roadmap with markets and other functions for the adidas group
  • Create awareness of benefits of integrated tactical and operational planning (mainly around IBP and TRADE in Finance, Merchandising and SCM) across the organization
  • Liaise with markets to share best practices and offer consultation
  • Drive change management within the organization including documentation of knowledge/processes and creation of training materials.
  • Manage internal stakeholders across the organization
  • Work in cross-functional teams, lead decision taking, be pragmatic
  • Support Program management and Senior Leadership team with regular project updates
  • Maintain expertise of Merchandise Planning enhancements by monitoring the industry, networking with partners, and keeping a pulse check of internal adidas initiatives relate to Merchandise Planning
  • Manage external vendors
  • Other duties as requested by your manager

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience:

  • Retail Merchandise Planning(Financial, Ranging or Buying) knowledge
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to move seamlessly between IT and business domains are essential.
  • Track record of successful project experience and issue management
  • Exposure to Advanced analytics or predictive methods in planning
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate as well as an ability to engage and influence others within an organization.
  • Ability to work with limited oversight and to meet deadlines in a complex and changing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Retail Process & Systems experience
  • Good understanding of IT process and IT implementation methods is a plus
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Visio, Powerpoint, Excel etc.)
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Additional languages are an advantage


  1. University degree
  2. Six Sigma or PMI certificate is a plus
  3. Functional/industry experiences: ideally in apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG.
  4. Exposure: Retail Merchandising, Finance, Supply Chain, IT, Change Management, Forecasting and Advanced Analytics
  5. 6 - 8 years relevant work experience
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Business Solutions Forecasting (m/f)
Team Sales
Brand adidas Group
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 165485
Position Type Full time
Date Aug-22, 2017
Relocation yes

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