Cape Town | South Africa | Retail (Back Office)

 Area:                                                               EMS

Department:                                                  DTC

Direct Reporting Line:                                 Senior Manager Merchandising

Subsidiary/country:                                     South Africa

Location:                                                        Cape Town

GSMS Grade:                                                 M4

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

This role is responsible for maximizing sales and profitability across all adidas and Reebok DTC concept stores

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive and implement the buying process that’s aligned with seasonal strategy and financial targets for each store format
  • Drive input to Market CTC assortment planning teams regarding range needs to ensure cluster relevance
  • Work closely with local CTC team to ensure range requirements and minimums are met
  • Responsible for category plans per store grade and option counts per store format
  • Responsible for effective storytelling and monthly phasing of product
  • Ensure visual appeal and differentiation of ranges within market
  • Manage buying process to assure right volumes are bought following market OTB and category plans
  • Lead and manage execution of key campaigns and seasonal promotions
  • Reviewing sales and stock to ensure all in-season activity is focused upon delivering planned sales, margin and stock objectives
  • Support flow of stock effectively from regular DTC channels to FO channels to assure product relevance in regular stores, adequate stock clearance and margin optimization
  • Contribute to the improvement in allocation and replenishment techniques
  • Preparation of mark-downs as required within given framework and in line with market and global strategy
  • Regular analysis of overall market and competitor activity and pricing strategy
  • Weekly monitoring of KPIs and distribution of key merchandise reports that help evaluate business goals and drives decision making
  • Review and action fact-based category input and feedback for stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with CTC, marketing, visual merchandising and store operations and above market functions
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor

Key Relationships

  • Market CTC
  • Cluster CTC
  • Cluster Marketing
  • Supply chain
  • Retail team
    • Retail back office
    • Operations
    • Store managers and their teams

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Relevant job experience in a buying & planning function
  • Strong competence with buying & planning, procedures and systems
  • Strong analytical ability and Influencing skills
  • Structured, organized and process orientated
  • Attention to detail as this has curtail impact on the business
  • Ability to work within a team and high-pressure environment
  • Broad and deep theoretical understanding of channel operations
  • Advanced Excel

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Merchandising experience: > 5 years
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The Facts

Team Retail (Back Office)
Brand adidas
City Cape Town
Location South Africa
Number 203905
Position Type Full time
Date Oct-08, 2019
Relocation no

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