Specialist Franchise Buying , SP RA OD 1

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Retail (Back Office)

Purpose / Mission:< <

Manage franchise store merchandising planning, buying in determining store OTB, store clusters, category mix, article selection, article depth, and timely providing sales analysis, trading/fashion trend recommendation to support the business< Play a critical role to drive brand share, business growth< <



Pre-Season Merchandise Planning:< <

To develop buy plan (OTB) by store type (what to buy, how much, etc.), according to buying strategy, top down financial target Conduct historical analysis in terms of buying structure and provide proposals for pre-season buying structures at cluster level Based on existing analysis model to provide detailed analysis on the article level to identify key drivers for top selling articles, as well as slow moving articles Monitor buying quantity vs. budget; reconcile buy plan to merchandise plan< Partner with logistics to track order placement and shipment control< <


In-Season Merchandising Execution:< <

Lead in the process to provide ongoing product and category performance and quantitative analysis e.g.:- sell out, stock level, MD, etc.< Provide in season performance tracking reports< Provide analysis to develop mark down strategy and support markdown and clearance process< Initial allocation to store< Monthly sales target setting< < Post-Season Review:< < Provide analysis and documentation for post-season review< Provide seasonal deep dive analysis< < Systems and Processes< < Manage with planning/finance team on monthly segmentation setting< Manage with logistic/I.T./OBF team for order reservation <


Group competencies:< <

Communicate with team members and counterparts< Manage relationships and diversity< Planning and organizing< Analysis and problem solving< Learning and self-development< Manage Business (Processes and Projects) if applicable< Manage and Develop People if applicable< <


Other competencies:< <

Strong organizational skills< Strong analytical skills< Results oriented< Strong products and merchandising knowledge< <


KPI:< <

Sell-Through %< SKU efficiency< Discount control< Article ranking vs. Best Seller hit rate< Reporting accuracy and timely< <


Professional background / Experience:< <

Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in merchandising planning/buying function< Prefer good presentation and PPT skills< < < Good communication skills< Good understanding of retail business< Strong PC skills< <


Education:< <

University Degree< <


IT skills:< <

High level knowledge and skills in Microsoft products and databases< <


Language skills:< <

English skills is a must to read, write and communicate effectively< <



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Jobtitle Specialist Franchise Buying , SP RA OD 1
Team Retail (Back Office)
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 191779
Position Type Full time
Date Apr-10, 2019
Relocation no

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