Manager Buying Planning

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


This role is responsible to consolidate, organize & optimize buying planning for digital (ECOM & 3P). First, it will support Sr KAMs and conduct 3P Buying Process. Second, together with Ecom buying team, this resource will analyze ECOM + 3P buying plan and look for overlaps and opportunities to improve

Manage operating rhythm with key stakeholders and drive key seasonal milestones

Develop key relationships and drive KPI’s.


Key Responsibilities


  • Support Sr KAMs in seasonal execution. Collect Sr KAM plans, inputs and build buying plan per account (breakdown per article, size curve, gender, colors,….)
  • With each account plan for 3P, consolidate them all in one 3P buying plan
    • Understand overlaps between accounts and make proposal for adjustments
    • After consolidation guarantee all plans fit into 3P OTB
    • If necessary, align 3P IBP (3P net sales) and propose adjustments to it
  • Digital buying plan integration & optimization – together with Ecom buying team, analyze ECOM & 3P buying plan together and propose opportunities to optimize both buying plan
  • Guarantee 3P inventory management, monitoring arrivals of main campaigns volumes, inventory flow and execute necessary adjustments (execute buy in cut offs due to OTB openings – IBP adjustments)
  • Stock transfer optimization – recommendation of WHS OB transfer to capitalize via 3P & ECOM
  • Monitor sell out data creating reports
  • Support with presentations & gathering data
  • Collaborate with trading teams and main stakeholders to ensure sales performance is aligned to buy strategy

Key relationships:


  • Wholesale DPC team
  • Ecom buying team
  • Brand team (CTCs)
  • Ecom In season team
  • DTC team
  • Demand Planning region
  • Purchasing region
  • Analytics team


Knowledge, skills and abilities


  • Feel comfortable working in a complex and fast-paced environment
  • Good understanding of buying process
  • Product passion
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese (written and spoken)
  • Great communication skill
  • Building connections and relation with stake holders are key in this role
  • A high level of analytical thinking, eye for detail and ability to adapt and create new processes
  • Excel knowledge

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications


  • University degree in Business administration, Marketing, Engineering, Economics or related
  • Experience in merchandising
  • Very good MS Office skills
  • Industry: ideally in apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG
  • Exposure: sports, fashion


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.

Job Title:  Manager Buying Planning

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Alphaville/Barueri
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  SP
Country/Region:  BR
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  510907
Date:  May 15, 2024