Buying Manager, Brick-and-Mortar, Apparel

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization


Prepare the Buying process across assigned Apparel Categories for adidas brick-and-mortar Concept Stores. Actively contribute to the OTB planning and management, defining optimal volumes to provided channel range. Execute in-season trading decisions to meet financial targets.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Sales and Margin targets of Apparel assigned categories within brick-and-mortar Concept Stores.
  • Provide market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns.
  • Contribute to the buying process for the assigned channels and assure right volumes are bought following market OTB plans, following Channel Ranges provided by Market CTC Assortment Plan teams
  • 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
  • Prepare input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by store format and size


Key Relationships

  • Market CTC (esp. Assortment Planning and Price Architecture)
  • Market Finance Team
  • Market Op teams
  • Market Marketing Team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Relevant job experience in a Buying function, and fully qualified and trained
  • Combined broad theoretical and practical knowledge incl. company policies and practices
  • Strong competence with Buying, procedures and systems


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

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

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Job Title:  Buying Manager, Brick-and-Mortar, Apparel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Retail (Back Office)
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  461563
Date:  Sep 23, 2022