Assortment Planning Manager

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Owner of holistic Store Format Plans for designated Wholesale Accounts including working closely with CTC RA, CTC category planning team and Wholesale Teams to populate and deploy key Brand concepts in the marketplace.

Sport Style Wholesale Accounts could include

Sport Performance Accounts could include

  • Directional Accounts - JD, Foot Locker Culture Kings, Stirlings NZ
  • Life Gen Accounts - Accent Group (Hype, Platypus), Glue, Other
  • Fashion Accounts - all
  • Speciality Accounts – Skate, Other
  • Sport Multi Specialist - Rebel AUS, Rebel NZ, Other
  • Sport Generalist - Intersport, ARL, Sportsco, Other
  • Sport Specialist - TAF, Shoe Clinic, Speciality Accounts with a Focus on Running, Football (Ultra, SPT, Soccer Shop), Tennis, Basketball, Outdoor, Rugby (Champions of the World)
  • Commercial Driven – Sport Performance Accounts (Jim Kidd, Podium etc…)

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Combine/validate category assortment plans from CTC category planning, and finalize into a holistic, full wholesale store formats including BLR (Brand Led Retail) assortment plan (width only)
  • Sense-check, feedback and confirm the final output of each wholesale store format against brand and commercial objectives (product type, launch flow, marketing calendar, mandatory range, retail space, consumer journey, etc.)
  • Output all merchandising boards for all wholesale store formats with a special focus on Global Key Accounts like JD and Foot Locker AND/OR Local Key Accounts like (Rebel) and Specialty (Ultra Football)
  •  Handover assortment plans to VM Prep for output of VM renderings
  • Handover assortment plans to wholesale Channel for store level planning and depth completion
  • Deliver category assortment plan presentations at Seasonal Sales Summit and provide material and support for Sales Training, Account Pre-lines, Trade Meeting
  • Sample merchandising / Management together with CTC Category and VM for Sales Training, Account Pre-lines, Trade Meeting
  • SI & ST tracking & analysis

Key Relationships:

  • Other Departments in CTC
  • Wholesale Team APAC
  • Wholesale Team in Pacific
  • Brand Activation in Pacific
  • Omni Channel in Pacific
  • Global Key Accounts in conjunction with APAC, SEAPAC
  • Key wholesale Sport Style and Sport Performance Accounts


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Marketing, merchandising and/or retail experience, with a distinct track record of success
  • Strong presentation/communications skills
  • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products
  • Solid merchandising experience with retail end in mind
  • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products
  • Channel or retail experience will be preferred



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business or equivalent professional experience, ideally in Sales and/or Marketing
  • 3 -5 Years relevant working experience preferred
  • Passion for sports


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Job Title:  Assortment Planning Manager

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Melbourne
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  VIC
Country/Region:  AU
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  497244
Date:  May 12, 2023