Men's Footwear Buyer (eCom)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Manage pre-season and in-season Buying within the market for the Brand's E-commerce channel (e-com). Ensure the achievement of market KPIs and global guidelines.


Key Responsibilities

  • Have a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and create strategies that will help us to compete and outpace. 
  • Implementation of the 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, contribute to the buying process for the assigned channel(s) and assure right volumes are bought following market OTB plans
    • Prepare size breakdowns that are created according to market needs and incorporated in the buying process for e-com
    • Execute the 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
    • Provide market trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product for the chain, stock intakes, and in-season markdowns
    • Prepare input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by category
    • Implement 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.
    • Contribute to 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 practices within eCom buying as well as develop KPI tracking mechanisms focused on optimization of the eCom experience through product and ranging decisions.
    • Manage in-season inventory levels through price optimization and markdowns
    • Recap business weekly/monthly/seasonally and react to business needs as they arise in a timely manner
    • Ability to motivate and lead a team, coach, provide a framework for performance and build talent up within the organization


Key Relationships

  • Market CTC (esp. Assortment Planning and Price Architecture)
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Digital Visual Merchandising
  • Local Business Units
  • Local Retail Buying
  • Data Analytics


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Relevant job experience in an Buying function
  • Good understanding of brand building and consumer perspective.
  • Strong influencer and natural collaborator.
  • Naturally curious
  • Holistic thinker – establish and drive end-to-end strategies and initiatives encompassing multiple functions.
  • Strong competence with Buying procedures and systems
  • Fluent in English


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree
  • 5+ years of experience
  • 1 years Management experience


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Job Title:  Men's Footwear Buyer (eCom)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Digital
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  378590
Date:  Dec 29, 2021