Manager Product Core Apparel (Sports) (m/f)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Marketing & Communications

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.

Purpose: Bring consumer and sport insights into your concepts. Execute the category direction. Work with all creation functions to deliver product concepts. Create ranges within the category from both an image and commercial point of view.

Key Accountabilties:

  • Proactively manage range direction
  • Propose a clear strategy for the range and how to move it on
  • Show full understanding of the product creation process whilst managing all tasks within the given time frames, with special attention to speed to market
  • Work within cross-functional team and with interlinked departments to enable an efficient product creation process with an optimum product outcome
  • Actively analyse business, draw conclusions and propose action steps
  • Strong knowledge of product information systems and the interlinking functions – clarity on respective timelines
  • Good level of product expertise to create industry leading products
  • Actively execute spot buying (e.g.buying existing fabrics or already developed/existing styles at supplier)
  • Be considered as a range expert by markets and retailers
  • Prepare and present your ranges and business related topics - with respective audience in mind - by using relevant structure and content
  • Actively provide input for setting the CtC (Concept to Consumer) direction and implement it into relevant ranges in partnership with CtC counterparts
  • Work independently on projects and follow up on project development

Key Relationships:

  • Maintain a strong relationship and ensure constant dialogue/feedback with
    • business unit and across other BU´s
    • cross-functional team ( Design, Fashion Operations ,CtC, Materials, Costing, Planning)
    • markets and relevant key retailers

Knowledge, Capabilties and Experience:

  • Transport information clear and effectively – negotiate skillfully
  • Cooperate well and effectively to maintain and develop trustful relationships
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Plan and prioritize daily working time effectively with the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of respective product category
  • Strong analytical skills, be solution driven and result oriented
  • Ability to travel
  • Actively interested in lifestyle and/or fashion
  • Passion for sport

Qualifications:

  1. College degree, preferably in marketing/business /textile/fashion
  2. Minimum of 2-3 years Product Marketing experience with APP, FTW or ACC background
  3. Experience in trade, vertical retail business model or sales is helpful
  4. Fluent in English
  5. PC skills (MS Office programs, especially PowerPoint and Excel)

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.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Product Core Apparel (Sports) (m/f)
Team Marketing & Communications
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 182603
Position Type Full time
Date Sep-14, 2018
Relocation no

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