Assistant Manager Platform Trading, Amazon

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The Partner Program is at the forefront of creating a digitally led adidas. By fostering a results oriented, fast moving & data driven culture, the Partner Program team is continually Creating The New. This role will be pivotal in the continued growth and overall success of the Partner Program. The Assistant Manager role needs to meet and/or exceed budgeted divisional sales and profitability goals within the adidas digital sales environment by establishing assortments, merchandising strategy, sell-through management sales and inventory levels by category on a seasonal basis. We’re looking for a talented business manager and cross-functional partner who can identify opportunities and work through evolving challenges in an effective and collaborative way. 

Key Responsibilities:


  • Execute seasonal strategy for the Amazon 3rd party business to drive top line sales and profitability to achieve targets.
  • Build and leverage relationships with cross-functional teams (i.e. eCom, digital planning, CTC, SCM, demand planning) and and BU partners to obtain information necessary to create and execute account strategies
  • Identify and develop sales, marketing and promotional opportunities at the category, concept, collection and article level to maximize sales for both pre-season and in season
  • Analyze seasonal assortment of products, use the data to create strategy for future seasons, and recommend courses of action with cross functional team
  • Execute sales reporting and demonstrate ability to create insights from data that drive actionable business decisions
  • Responsible for weekly product decisions that react to the consumer trends including chasing of product and markdown decisions, and presenting these recommendations at the team meetings
  • Maximizing sport moments and commercial retail events by securing inventory and negotiating with account for onsite placements
  • Ensure execution of ASIN level detail and find solutions to technical challenges that arise
  • Address broken and incorrect listing managing the end to end go live technical process
  • Identify Buy Box Leaders and Bleeders and implement strategy to grow BB%
  • Own listing, product, pricing, and inventory error notifications received from Amazon Seller Central
  • Continually challenge the status quo, think differently and push boundaries


Key Relationships:


  • Partner Program specific teams (Account Management, Operations)
  • adidas US Marketing teams (Business Units, Sales, Planning, Finance, Merchandising, etc.)
  • DTC, eCommerce & wholesale teams (Retail Planning, Analytics, Operations, Merch, etc.)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively across organization functions and levels.
  • Ability to identify and quantify sales opportunities and market trends
  • Excellent analytical skills and a thorough understanding of retail math
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to understand and translate financial data to make recommendations and decisions
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions
  • Ability to delivery effective and persuasive presentations that support business decisions
  • Ability to influence decisions and outcomes cross functionally
  • Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills
  • Experience with, and a thorough understanding of, managing and influencing Open to Buy and/or sales order book metrics
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and working with systems/application
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Travel required domestically up to 10% of time

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 3+ years of professional work experience
  • Degree from college/university or equivalent combination of experience and education in lieu of degree; advanced degree a plus
  • eCommerce, omnichannel, and/or digital commerce experience a plus
  • Experience buying footwear or apparel preferred

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:  Assistant Manager Platform Trading, Amazon

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Sales
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  248811