Senior Manager Franchise Buying

Shanghai | Greater China | Retail (Back Office)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

- Plan and deliver the most efficient and productive assortment for BLR stores of responsible category and represents a strong brand image and consistency of the range across the portfolio of stores

- Drive key Retail KPIs (Comp growth, ATV, UPT, Conversion and In season sell through, etc.) with the right Merchandise

- Play a critical role to drive brand direction, business growth in BLR stores

Key Responsibilities:


- Plan the OTB and Buy Plan for BLR Stores for responsible category

- Plan and work out BLR project

- Analyze daily and historical sell-through data and marketing products future plans to deliver the best assortment

- Set the KPIs for the whole Merchandising process and each team member


- Coordinate with CtC, franchise to make assortment needs per season

- Consolidate these needs into an efficient buying plan

- Analyze daily sell-through and adjust assortments and deliveries to ST results

- Make sure our buy and merchandising schedule can well reflect the strategies of the company.

- Make sure the rationale of the assortment plan is well understood by all teams, especially for franchise, account sales, franchise operations team.

- Collect Feedback regularly from account sales and franchise ops and maintain a close contact with the market

- Monitor the sell through in-season and provide suggestion for in-season product management.

- Deliver reports to aChina, region and Global regularly or on request.

- Manage the daily operations of all the team members and follow up with them their progress on KPIs regularly

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Manage business (Process and Projects)

- Manage and develop people

- Provide a framework for performance

- Result orientation

- Influencing others 

- Good analytical and problem solving skills

- Communication skills

- Decision Making

- Organization/ People management.

- Coaching skill

- Financial acumen 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

- Functional – Around 15 years of proven merchandising experience with at least 4 years at senior level with major apparel/fashion/footwear companies with big brands

- Exposure – Familiar with both Retail Business Module, prefer for both Retail and Franchise

- Industry – Ideally in apparel/fashion/footwear

- Relevant China market experience is must

- Bachelor's Degree in business related discipline is required

- Fluent in English and Mandarin (written and spoken).


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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Franchise Buying
Team Retail (Back Office)
Brand adidas
City Shanghai
Location Greater China
Number 194042
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-14, 2019
Relocation no

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