Assistant Manager DTC Buying

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Support the Product Strategy and Pre-Season Buying process for assigned category for the Factory Outlet channel (Footwear).  Actively contribute to the OTB planning and management, defining optimal volumes to provided channel ranges. Execute in-season Trading decisions to meet financial targets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the pre-season assortment planning process, developing range & price architecture, product adoption and assure right volumes are bought following market OTB plans
  • Deliver the FO Assortment Plans planned production to meet channel financial targets
  • Support the submission of initial seasonal forecasts into applicable systems for horizontal review by global functions at key milestones
  • Prepare the size breakdowns process assuring they are created according to market needs and incorporated in the buying process
  • Provide market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns
  • Execute according to market relevant store tiering process following global store tiering guidance.
  • Support the flow of stock from regular DTC channels to FO channels to assure product relevance in regular stores, adequate stock clearance and margin optimization
  • Assist market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns
  • Support market seasonal stock position assuring the right volumes are available in stores and distribution centers, and inform of changes to Allocation teams


Key Relationships

  • Market CTC (esp. Assortment Planning and Price Architecture)
  • Market Finance Team
  • Market Operations Team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Broad and deep theoretical understanding of channel operations


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years typical relevant work experience
  • University degree or equivalent education required
  • University degree in business, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience


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Job Title:  Assistant Manager DTC Buying

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Retail (Back Office)
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  447289
Date:  Apr 27, 2022