Assistant Manager Category Management Originals Footwear, Asia Pacific

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Strategy

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • DRIVE category business success within guidelines set by Global BUs

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the business success of the category incl. setting forecasts, pricing corridor, size range, RID and Sell-through
  • Build the category range by country cluster and by channels within guidelines by Global BU and APAC CTC, incl. inline, promo, SMU, Local Creation
  • Implement APAC country cluster & channels allocation for global allocated products
  • Perform Category analysis including sell-thru, forecasting, range adoption incl. brand collection, pricing corridor compliance, monthly flow, ARP, etc.
  • Support the line manager in interface between Global BU, APAC functions, and country cluster
  • Responsible for ordering samples sets for all APAC country cluster, including inline pre-sale & SMS, plus ISC, etc.
  • Monitor systems and file management: Master Range File, HUB, DMT & RMA
  • Actively participate in departmental level trainings and development initiatives and activities


  • Category NS, Net Margin and Contribution across APAC
  • Sell-out
  • Forecast & data accuracy
  • NPS
  • Market share
  • Achievement of key SBP initiatives

Key Relationships:

  • APAC CTC team, APAC Brand Activation
  • APAC Demand Planning/Finance
  • CTC Country contacts
  • Global BUs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to implement strategy
  • Presentation/communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Distinct track record of success and category management knowledge
  • Industry knowledge, across divisions—footwear, apparel and accessories.
  • Understanding of Asian markets’ consumers, accounts, economic environment and commercial needs
  • Results Oriented Mindset
  • Team player with high level of integrity & attention to detail
  • Data analysis skills and ability to translate and articulate data results into clear business actions.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in category management/product required. Regional experience preferred.
  • University degree in Business or equivalent professional experience, ideally in Sales and/or Marketing
  • Sporting goods or Causal industry experience required
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong Computer Skills including Outlook, Word, Excel (Pivot), Powerpoint, etc
  • Passion for sports and belief that through sports we have the power to change lives
  • Willingness to travel up to 15-20% of time
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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.

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle Assistant Manager Category Management Originals Footwear, Asia Pacific
Team Strategy
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 188068
Position Type Full time
Date Feb-01, 2019
Relocation no

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