Assistant Manager, Range Architecture

Tokyo | Japan | Marketing & Communications

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Create an optimal product range framework (range architecture) and store level assortment framework (option planning), working closely with the Category planning and Assortment Planning teams / Key commercial channels to populate and deploy key Brand concepts in the marketplace.

Key Responsibilities:   


  • Analyze SI & ST per business segment, product type, color and price bands by channels to validate APAC CtC RA proposal
  • Work with Japan Category planning and Brand Activation teams to understand seasonal strategy/priorities/insights for multicategories across different divisions in order to validate the seasonal Range Architecture provided by APAC CtC RA
  • Bring art (qualitative input) and Science (quantitative input) together to sense check APAC CtC RA proposal
  • Provide range architecture framework to Category Planning team: number of SKUs by business segment, price bands, product type, by month, by quarter…
  • Provide future season pricing guidance to Category planning team
  • Provide Retail Exit Date guidance to Category planning team
  • Provide JBR guidance to Assortment planning team
  • Track compliance of Japan range: size, pricing compliance, ASP, Customer Range Segmentation…
  • Feedback on SPEED to APAC CTC.
  • Collaborate with FP&A and Demand Planning to create range roadmap
  • Leverage APAC RA Tool (Cube) and MicroStrategy to run analysis
  • Present range architecture and align with Category Planning and Assortment Planning to present a full plan for deployment at various Key Go To Market milestones


  • Utilize marketing calendar, brand priorities, historical KPIs (SI, ST, Best Seller, ROS, Markdown%), category targets and retail option capacity to drive option planning by category by multiple store cluster format
  • Align with brand marketing calendar to ensure accurate drops by month/quarter
  • Update option planning along the season based on the Go To Market Process of Assortment planning
  • Collaborate with Assortment planning team to re-evaluate the market Range Architecture needs with Category planning

Key Relationships:

  • Other departments in CTC JAPAN (Category and Assortment planning)
  • Brand Activation JAPAN
  • Retail JAPAN
  • eCommerce JAPAN
  • Wholesale JAPAN
  • Key Accounts JAPAN
  • Demand Planning team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Distinct track record of success and high-level range analysis, merchandising and retail space management
  • Strong presentation/communication skills
  • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products and MicroStrategy
  • Experience in market roles

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business or equivalent professional experience, ideally in Sales and/or Marketing
  • 5 years’ experience in relevant Marketing fields or Demand Planning
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent or at least intermediate level in Japanese preferred
  • Passion for sports and sports style
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The Facts

Jobtitle Assistant Manager, Range Architecture
Team Marketing & Communications
Brand adidas
City Tokyo
Location Japan
Number 196664
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-10, 2019
Relocation no

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