Director Ecom Buying Originals & Style TEMP 12MTHS

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


To drive pre-season Planning and Buying within the market for the Brand's owned E-commerce channel (e-com).


Key Responsibilities:


    • Design pre-season strategy for e-com OTB Planning & Management following the market financial targets and global guidelines
    • Following Channel Ranges provided by Market CTC Assortment Plan teams, drive buying process for the assigned channel(s) and assure right volumes are bought following market OTB plans
    • Assure size breakdowns are created according to market needs and incorporated in the buying process for e-com
    • Manage market seasonal stock position assuring the right volumes are available in e-com store(s) and distribution centers, and inform of changes to Allocation teams
    • Manage market trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product for the chain, stock intakes, and in-season markdowns
    • Drive input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by cluster
    • Drive market relevant e-com store tiering process following store tiering global guidance, in collaboration with CTC Assortment Planning teams.
    • Submit initial forecasts into system (RMA) for horizontal reviews by local CTC at key milestones.
    • Drive 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
    • Leverage a data driven approach to influence range decisions through input and relationship management focused on Market CTC Assortment Planning teams
    • Work with global/local colleagues to define and implement best in class eCom buying best practices and KPI tracking mechanisms focused on optimization of the eCom experience through product and ranging decisions.
    • Build and Manage 4-6 person team


Key Relationships:


•Global Sales & Retail Operations

•Global CTC DTC teams (inc. Global FO teams)

•Global CTC Pricing & Segmentation teams

•Global DBC team

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

•Market Finance teams

•Market Op teams



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


- Possess a strong skill set needed for pre-season Planning and Buying for a multichannel direct-to-consumer (own retail, franchise, and e-com) global brand, acquired through advanced training, studies, and relevant working experience.

- Broad knowledge of merchandising and retail supply and operations topics and good knowledge of other functional areas involved in the Planning & Buying process

-Experience in Leading and Developing Teams - ensure organizational efficiency through effective motivation, training and development of the internal teams using prior experience(s) in people management and foster strong relationships and team spirit.

-Good understanding of brand building and consumer perspective 

-Strong influencer and natural collaborator 

-Holistic thinker – establish and drive end-to-end strategies and initiatives encompassing multiple functions 

-Manage the Business (processes, budgets, & projects)

-Fluent in English


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University level degree
  • 10+ years of experience
  • 3+ years Management experience

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Job Title:  Director Ecom Buying Originals & Style TEMP 12MTHS

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Digital
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  478990
Date:  Sep 14, 2022