Manager Retail Buying Planning, FO

Shanghai | Greater China | Retail (Back Office)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Managing merchandise planning in providing analysis and insight. Drive action plan to achieve business target for factory outlet.

Managing inventory level to achieve inventory target, monitoring the inventory flow to drive business, defining business opportunities and risk. Weekly and monthly inventory reports.

Play a critical role to corporate with stakeholders including finance team, business planning team and FO operation team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inventory:
    • Manage own retail channel inventory by monitoring stock in / stock out, sales and inventories rolling forecast, balance all KPI’s with company target including discount, margin, stock turns and week covers
    • Review and monitor receipt plan and excess inventory flow and cooperate with related parties including business planning, finance and own retail team
    • Work with buying team for OTB calculation and receipt plan to achieve company target
    • Monthly inventory review and presentation
  • Sales and operation:
    • Manage and monitor sales plan at monthly and daily level, according to the performance and promotion cadence
    • Review business performance weekly with all KPIs
    • Review promotion cadence in a monthly/ weekly basis
    • Cooperate with operation team to action plan follow up
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Integrated business plan (3 years) merchandising demand plan based on direction
  • Systems and Processes:
    • Participate in the development of the database and tool
  • Training:
    • Participate in / cascade systems training
  • People management:
    • Lead, manage, develop, coach team member

Key Relationships:

  • Merchandising, Retail operation team, Retail Excellence, Retail Expansion, Finance, IT, Business Planning
  • External:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Competencies / Attributes
    • Excellent analysis skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Great communication & interpersonal skills
    • Detailed focused
    • Service oriented
    • Team player
    • Able to multi-task

PC/Language/Other Skills:

  • English fluency and Mandarin fluency
  • High level knowledge in IT business solutions, tools, processes
  •  Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in retail merchandising environment
  • Educational Background
  • University advanced degree


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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Retail Buying Planning, FO
Team Retail (Back Office)
Brand adidas
City Shanghai
Location Greater China
Number 196877
Position Type Full time
Date Jul-26, 2019
Relocation no

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