Trainee - Platform Operations eCommerce [12 months]

Amsterdam | Netherlands | Sales

Want to practice what you have learned at university? Do you want to experience hands-on what your dream job is like? Are you a sports lover who aspires to work in an international environment with responsibilities for own projects? Then a traineeship at adidas will be an opportunity for you to join a truly international business with an environment that is often described as dynamic, innovative, and culturally diverse!

Traineeship at adidas

The purpose of this traineeship is to provide the trainee with experience of the practical application of theoretical knowledge the traineeship student has already acquired at university and to acquire new skills and knowledge. This traineeship description contains tasks and responsibilities that will be learned step by step and the trainee will be accompanied by adidas employees at all times. adidas will ensure that the trainee is given tasks and responsibilities according to the level of competence of the trainee and any educational objectives for the traineeship period.

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

As a Trainee in Platform Operations you will be responsible for asssiting the team with providing key support towards the day to day business operations for Adidas EU. This will include:

  • Supporting the team and local eCom market in discussions with Global IT, Digital Brand Commerce, Digital Sales Solutions, etc. in order to provide INPUT and eventually EXECUTE for the day to day business.
  • Help drive key operational issues within the market using a data driven and problem-solving approach, alongside documenting key operational processes in order to standardize and share knowledge with wider teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work to become a first level of escalation for local market business functions including Master Data, Digital Merchandising, Analytics, Consumer Experience, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Brand Activation.
  • Assist with monitoring key operational & business KPIs and coordinating with IT Service Managers for issue prioritization & resolution and relay communications to line managers and relevant stakeholders.
  • Support in verifying ecommerce data across different platforms (inventory, product data etc.) - manage the accuracy, timeliness and consistency of the data as per business requirements.  
  • Assist with providing key operational support towards critical Adidas Campaign & Product Launch moments such as Black Friday and Hype Product launches.
  • Assist with developing operational processes for special use cases such as hype launches, membership driven campaigns, closed group sales and other high-profile launches.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication (verbal and written) skills and comfortable in presenting
  • Self motivated, approachable and quick to adopt new learnings
  • Strong interest and knowledge towards eCommerce and Operations based roles
  • A keen interest and basic understanding of data analytics and problem solving
  • Driven and passionate to understand new systems and technologies
  • Comfortable working independently towards common goals and agreed deadlines
  • Capable to work in a team environment and coordinate multiple tasks

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Fully graduated with a Bachelor or Master degree in the area of Marketing/Business/IT Management or System administration
  • Recent graduate (within the last 2 years)
  • Applied to EU citizens only due to work permit regulations

Traineeship start date

1 Mar 2020

Traineeship duration

12 months


Basic relocation package

Next recruitment step

WePow pre-recorded video interview

Please expect a response within 3 weeks as of application date

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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.

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle Trainee - Platform Operations eCommerce [12 months]
Team Sales
Brand adidas
City Amsterdam
Location Netherlands
Number 204435
Position Type Graduate
Date Nov-05, 2019
Relocation no

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Get ready to build your career with one of the leading sporting goods companies in the world. When you join us in the Netherlands, you become a brand ambassador, living and breathing sport and a sporting lifestyle. The adidas culture in the Netherlands is best described as a high intensity group of problem solvers who aspire toward excellence and settle for nothing less. We are open, friendly, and hardworking and are known for our direct communications. Healthcare and education are a top priority in Dutch culture. Working here, you'll have an extensive choice of schools for your children and a wide range of affordable healthcare benefits. Additional adidas benefits include a pension plan, company sports, staff discount and much more.

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