Assistant Manager Assortment Planning Wholesale

Taipei | Taiwan | Product Development

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION:

DRIVE assortment plans by store formats out of Category country/cluster range according to seasonal strategy and local needs and within local channel RA.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Builds assortment plans by channel, store format and/or account, as well as store gradings
  • Focus on assortment width while factoring efficiency & ASP to ensure Monthly Comp
  • Gathering collation of market landscape and competition intelligence (channel / store format level)
  • Combines/validates category assortment plans from CtC merchandising, and finalizes into a holistic, full store format assortment plan (width only)
  • Output all assortment plans  for all store formats factoring regionalization needs
  • Integrate VM, RM upfront into assortment building process and support creation of VM renderings
  • Handover to retail Channel Merchandising (DTC/Franchise and BLR), sales and Ecom for store level buying and depth completion.
  • Deliver store format assortment plan presentations at sales training, KA pre-lines, Trade Meeting including planning & set up of BLR Rooms (Digitalized presentations)
  • Keen understanding of channel specific nuances and market landscape.
  • Work in close collaboration with pertinent channel partner Retail / franchise / Ecom / wholesale
  • Submission of sample needs by store format at trade meeting.
  • Active participation in channel trade meetings to support the sales / retail / Ecom teams as needed.
  • Ensure sign off with SMT (Prior review and sign off required from CTC VP) on  Assortment Strategy, Assortment Build, Best Seller mapping, Key story by month by tier execution, etc
  • Regularly evaluate performance through Compliance & Take Ratio evaluation and present at Commercial meetings and Pre Buy/ Final Buy review as required KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Local Brand Director
  • Country/Cluster  CTC RA Team
  • Country/Cluster CtC Category Planning team
  • APAC CtC team   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: At least 4 years of marketing management experience with a recognized top tier brand, with at least 3 years in product channel management; Exposure to other marketing disciplines preferable, e.g. merchandising, retail / ecom / merchandising, or sales channel experience; Must have the ability to influence others within an organization. Result-oriented; Strong numerical & analytical skills; Willing and able to travel on a regular basisIndustry: Preferably in retail/apparel industryExposure: Retail / FMCG / Fashion REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Degree in Business/Marketing Management preferredOffice
  • Outlook: Intermediate
  • Word: Advanced
  • Excel: Advanced
  • Powerpoint: Advanced Language Skills
  • English: Advanced
  • Local Language: Fluent  
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The Facts

Jobtitle Assistant Manager Assortment Planning Wholesale
Team Product Development
Brand adidas
Location Taipei
Country Taiwan
Number 195199
Position Type Full time
Date May-06, 2019
Relocation no

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