Specialist Retail Merchandising, Originals BLR

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

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Pre-Season Merchandise Planning:

  • To develop buy plan (OTB) per store cluster (what to buy, how much, etc.), according to buying strategy, top down financial target, and 5P analysis
  • 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
  • Develop store cluster proposal and distribution plan
  • Monitor buying quantity vs. budget; reconcile buy plan to merchandise plan
  • Partner with logistics and customer service team 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
  • Maintain & Monitor compliance of pre-season buy and AP policy, as well as planning calendar

Post-Season Review:

  • Provide analysis and documentation for post-season review
  • Provide seasonal deep dive analysis for customers
  • Partner with Retail Operations, VM, Retail Marketing, and Logistics teams to develop action steps for next season

Systems and Processes

  • Manage with RBI and I.T. on all retail database accuracy and on-time KPIs report delivery.
  • Manage with RBI on efficient back office system application and also the front line POS application


  • Other job-related work assigned from Merchandising Manager, SP

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

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent products and merchandising knowledge
  • Service and results oriented


  • Sell-Through %
  • SKU efficiency
  • Store Comp. Growth
  • MD, ATV, UPT, etc
  • Reporting accuracy and timely

Professional background / Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in merchandising planning function
  • Rigorous business analysis - understanding and interpreting data; putting data/analysis/tools in a structured, easy-to-use formats; and making recommendations that team can act upon
  • Prefer very good Excel modeling skills and ability to develop useful models/tools that can be rolled out to merchandising and retail teams
  • Prefer good presentation and PPT skills
  • Effective partnering, communication, and influencing skills (written and orally) –someone who can proactively communicate analysis/methodologies with functional partners and influence them to rethink and change their existing practices
  • Good understanding of retail business


  • University Degree and aboveStrong PC skills

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

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 Specialist Retail Merchandising, Originals BLR
Team Retail (Back Office)
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 170286
Position Type Full time
Date Jan-09, 2018
Relocation no

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adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry with the core brands adidas and Reebok. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach /Germany, the company employs more than 56,000 people across the globe and generated sales of € 21 billion in 2017. In Greater China, the company employs more than 5,700 people and generated sales of over € 3.7 billion in 2017. adidas China was founded in 1997 and headquartered in Shanghai, one of adidas’ six key cities across the globe. With a population of 24 million, Shanghai is the largest city in China – and eighth largest in the world. It's the country's most important center for culture, commerce, and industry. Sometimes referred to as the "Paris of the East'," Shanghai prides itself for being a fashion capital as well. Shanghai is also the headquarter of adidas Asia-Pacific market which is crucial to achieving the brand’s mission to be the best sports company in the world.

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  • Working Hours

    8.30 - 6.30
  • On-Site Doctor

  • Retirement Plan

  • Company Sports

  • Company Events

  • Product Discount

  • On-Site Sports Facilities Pitch, Running-Track, Gym

  • Local Population Source: Vereinte Nationen

    14,35 Millions
  • Number of Employees at this location PVG - Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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