Manager, Planning

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


Contribute to the pre-season Planning within the market for the Brand's owned E-commerce channel (e-com) and manage in season OTB process.


Key Responsibilities:


    • Actively support in overseeing pre-season sales and receipt guidance and post-season hindsight to drive product category sales growth by season and product buy plans by season
    • OTB process to meet sales, margin, and inventory turn targets and category-level Rolling Demand Plan and markdown plans
    • Contribute to the development of annual channel sales, margin and receipt plans for annual budgeting process
    • Provide input to monthly financial guidance and forecasts to DTC Finance
    • Provide input for in-season forecasting; report on and analyze sales results to plan, making recommendations to influence business decisions.
    • Manage business trends to identify sales and gross margin performance and to capitalize on profit-driving opportunities.
    • Participate in major go-to-market milestones to gain insight to key seasonal brand and BU strategies and initiatives, contributing financial plans for e-com outlook
    • Seek opportunities for new business processes and drive analytical needs to increase productivity and profitability
    • Implement best practices for the planning function and partner with cross-functional teams to ensure that we are getting the best and necessary data for the team to analyze the business
    • Support in market seasonal stock position assuring the right volumes are available on Ecom and distribution centers, and inform of changes to Allocation teams
    • Contribute to market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns
    • Work with global/local colleagues to define and implement best in class eCom planning best practices and KPI tracking mechanisms focused on optimization of the eCom experience through in season trading best practices


Key Relationships:


  • Market CTC
  • Market Finance teams
  • Market Op teams
  • Global DBC
  • Supply Chain
  • Demand Planning


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


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


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree or equivalent education required
  • 5+ Years of work experience
  • 1 year of informal management experience required
  • Digital Experience

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Job Title:  Manager, Planning

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Digital
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  461381
Date:  Jun 21, 2022