Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

This role is responsible for maximizing sales and profitability across all adidas Factory Outlet stores.


Key Responsibilities

•    Drive and implement the buying process that’s aligned with seasonal strategy and financial targets for each store format.
•    Drive input to Market CTC assortment planning teams regarding range needs to ensure cluster relevance.
•    Work closely with local CTC team to ensure range requirements and minimums are met.
•    Responsible for category plans per store grade and option counts per store format. 
•    Responsible for effective storytelling and monthly phasing of product.
•    Ensure visual appeal and differentiation of ranges within market.   
•    Manage buying process to assure right volumes are bought following market OTB and category plans.  
•    Lead and manage execution of key campaigns and seasonal promotions.
•    Reviewing sales and stock to ensure all in-season activity is focused upon delivering planned sales, margin and stock objectives. 
•    Support flow of stock effectively from regular DTC channels to FO channels to assure product relevance in FO stores, adequate stock clearance and margin optimization.
•    Contribute to the improvement in allocation and replenishment techniques.
•    Preparation of mark-downs as required within given framework and in line with market and global strategy.
•    Regular analysis of overall market and competitor activity and pricing strategy. 
•    Weekly monitoring of KPIs and distribution of key merchandise reports that help evaluate business goals and drives decision making.
•    Review and action fact-based category input and feedback for stakeholders.
•    Work collaboratively with CTC, marketing, visual merchandising and store operations and above market functions.
•    Other duties as requested by supervisor. 

Key Relationships
•    Market CTC.
•    Cluster CTC. 
•    Cluster Marketing. 
•    Supply chain. 
•    Retail team.
o    Retail back office.
o    Operations. 
o    Store managers and their teams. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•    Relevant job experience in a buying & planning function.
•    Strong competence with buying & planning, procedures and systems. 
•    Strong analytical ability and Influencing skills. 
•    Structured, organized and process orientated.
•    Attention to detail as this has curtail impact on the business.
•    Ability to work within a team and high-pressure environment.
•    Broad and deep theoretical understanding of channel operations.
•    Advanced Excel.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

•    University degree or equivalent professional experience.
•    Merchandising experience: > 5 years.



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Brand:  adidas
Location:  Cape Town
TEAM:  Retail (Back Office)
State:  WC
Country/Region:  ZA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  396593
Date:  Nov 24, 2021