Senior Manager Category Management Young Athletes, Asia Pacific

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Marketing & Communications

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • Assist to land category/sub-brands targets in all stores
  • Conduct category depth recommendation, and assist to conduct store format level assortment plans

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Digest Pre GBC Pack from BU to understand Sub-brand/Channel priorities and attend GBC together with Senior Director/Director Sales Kids
  • Attend the whole week of BMW (Brand Merchandising Week) and be fully aligned with CTC on the assortment plans by end of the week
  • Be the key interface between BU, CTC and Sales Accounts at sales training: to provide feedback to CTC on range structure, MR, store format and assortment plan by store format
  • Start doing the depth recommendation by category, and land the right articles for all stores at format level considering MPSA and category target at Kids Pre Line Preparation phase
  • Conduct article forecast during GTM Plan Finalization (final range S/O) phase
  • Be the main contact point with BP&O and customers for Early buy and Blind buy process
  • Align buying structure and adjust article selection by store format with customers via walking through Assortment Planning mock up rooms at trading meeting
  • Conduct customer order compliance check for all stores on category & sub-brands growth/targets and MR rules fulfillment and monitor to ensure compliance

Key Relationships:

  • CTC
  • BU
  • Account Management
  • Customers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products
  • Fluent in English
  • Strategically minded with strong executional abilities
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong analytic ability
  • Strong influence skills

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business, or equivalent professional experience, ideally with Marketing and Sales experience.
  • 10 years+ of broad merchandising experience, ideally with both category merchandising and retail merchandising experience
  • 5 years+ of leading and managing a diverse team  


  • SI
  • Net Sales
  • Category SOB
  • ST
  • Scale Growth
  • Comp. Store Growth
  • Trade Inventory
  • Product
    • Mandatory Range Realization
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Category Management Young Athletes, Asia Pacific
Team Marketing & Communications
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 186065
Position Type Full time
Date Nov-28, 2018
Relocation no

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