Assistant Manager eCom Merchandising Planning

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

The Merchandising Planning Assitant Manager will be responsible for preparing the right OTB plan, including the right discount and sell thru assumption, for the buying team to prepare their seasonal buy.  Also, he/she will also have to prepare the right plan for capacity (SNP) to avoid any production delay.  IBP is another area which the merchandising planning manager will play an important role to make sure each category full year net sales is achieved against our plan.


The functional areas will span OTB planning, IBP planning, SNP forecasting, and merchandising planning that down by platform by category to maximise selling opportunity.


 Key Responsibilities:

 Merchandising Planning


  • Lead the partnership with buying team to develop buy plan (OTB) per store/platform according to buying strategy, financial target, and historical analysis.
  • Conduct historical analysis in terms of buying structure and provide proposals for pre-season buying structures at platform level.
  • Monitor actual bought vs. buy plan.
  • Lead the partnership with buying team to develop IBP plan for category and monitor performance against the plan
  • Lead the discussion with buying team and SCM team for SNP submission to ensure we provide accurate capacity forecast to global


  • Lead in the process to provide ongoing product and category performance and quantitative analysis e.g.:- sales, best seller, MD, etc.
  • Maintain & Monitor compliance of pre-season buy and net sales forecast
  • Continue to update the IBP plan with actual net sales against the plan and review the result with BU’s
  • Continue to update the SNP plan based on the actual buy and to manage the fluctuation as little as possible

Strategic Planning:

  • Integrated business plan and merchandising demand plan based on direction


Key Relationships:

  • eCommerce buying
  • eCommerce inventory
  • eCommerce business planning
  • Digital operation
  • Campaign Management & UX
  • Site Merchandising
  • Finance
  • China IT team
  • Warehouse


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Competencies / Attributes

  • Excellent analysis skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Great communication & interpersonal skills
  • Detailed focused
  • Service oriented
  • Team player
  • Able to multi-task

PC/Language/Other Skills

  • English fluency and Mandarin fluency
  • High level knowledge in IT business solutions, tools, processes


 Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in OTB planning/forecasting – preferably in ecommerce environment
  • Strong hands-on experience on forecasting methodology including rolling forecasting, discount/sell thru management and inventory management
  • University business degree in statistics, mathematics, finance, business administration, economics or similar discipline


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Job Title:  Assistant Manager eCom Merchandising Planning

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Digital
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  338711
Date:  Jun 11, 2021