Manager eCommerce Buying adidas

Amsterdam | Netherlands | Digital

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Own and drive the Buying management for adidas eCommerce Europe through:

  • Owning the buy for specific category ranges, from pre-season forecasting to End of Season Sale management, as per agreed targets and objectives.
  • Deliver financial and range efficiency targets for specific categories
  • Manage and maintain all range management systems
  • Manage stakeholder relationships with Global, CTC, Europe, Marketing and within the eCom organization

Key Responsibilities:

  • Owning the buy for specific category ranges, from pre-season forecasting to End of Season Sale management, as per agreed targets and objectives.
    • Pre–season forecasting based on handover information (in alignment with global, CTC and Western European merchandising teams) and agreed OTB & range size targets
    • End-to-end buying volume planning based on seasonal category plan
    • Range handover to key stakeholders with final forecasting and launch phasing
    • In-season range management for optimal performance.
    • Alignment with all key stakeholders (prior to actual online introduction date) to drive a timely and efficient launch
  • Deliver financial and range efficiency targets for specific categories. You will be responsible and accountable for Net sales, Sell through, Std. margin
  • Manage and maintain all range management systems. (both pre-season and in-season)
  • Align with Product Content, Demand Planning and Marketing Activation to ensure smooth, on-time and impactful product launches online.
  • Following Channel Ranges provided by Market CTC Assortment Plan teams, manage buying process for adidas eCommerce and assure right volumes are bought following market OTB plans
  • Manage the size breakdowns are created according to market needs and incorporated in the buying process for e-com
  • Manage market seasonal stock position assuring the right volumes are available in e-com store(s) and distribution centers, and inform of changes to Allocation teams
  • Lead market in – season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product for the chain, stock intakes, and in-season markdowns
  • Manage Stakeholders to receive input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by cluster
  • Leverage a data driven insights to influence range decisions
  • Work with global/market colleagues to define and implement best in class eCom buying best practices and KPI tracking mechanisms focused on optimization of the eCom experience through product and ranging decisions.

Key Relationships:

  • Market CTC (esp. Assortment Planning and Price Architecture)
  • Market Finance teams
  • Market Op teams
  • Global DBC

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Specialist with technical skills in pre-season Buying for a multichannel direct-to-consumer (own retail, franchise, and e-com) global brand.

Deep knowledge of merchandising topics and broad knowledge of other functional areas involved in the Buying process. A focus on data analytics to inform fact-based forecasting / decision making is a must.

Fluent in English

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree
  • 8+ years of work experience
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager eCommerce Buying adidas
Team Digital
Brand adidas
Location Amsterdam
Country Netherlands
Number 184950
Position Type Full time
Date Nov-09, 2018
Relocation no

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