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Manager, Visual Merchandising

Purpose/ Mission:

  • To build adidas retail business to be the number one sports brand through effective visual merchandising (VM) and retail presentation.
  • Effectively plan and implement Marketing campaigns according to the Marketing Calendar, ensuring visual merchandising standards to maximize sell-through performance in DTC (Own Retail) and Wholesale doors.
  • Drive sell-through by effectively implementing retail space projects in key doors according to best practices and in a consistent, cost-effective and premium way.
  • Work closely with relevant teams, agencies to ensure consistent execution in retail, creating a Market culture of excitement, and desire to win at the point of sale through optimal VM execution.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Be the VM champion who ensures best-in-class brand presence for adidas with full alignment with regional and local marketing (especially Omnichannel)
  • Support overall Marketing strategy for all channels (e.g. Key Accounts and Own Retail) to increase brand awareness and perception ◦Coordinate trade marketing implementation according to regional strategies and regional trade marketing calendar
  • Timely and impactful implementation in mono and multi-branded stores; timely and resourceful co-ordination with VM outsource.
  • Review current processes and provide solutions to improve and streamline the processes.
  • Ensure achievement of set trade marketing targets (i.e SIS roll out plan, VM/ISC executions in SIS and all adidas controlled spaces, campaign implementation etc)
  • Plan & execute retail marketing calendar across all channels (i.e Campaign rollout, route plans and VM plans for adidas controlled/ selling areas)
  • Ensure all campaign tools in retail touchpoints are premium with the budget in mind and in-store ISC/Planograms and VM standards are on track
  • Perform monthly rollout VM trainings under the concept of train-the-trainer to ensure local knowledge of VM standards & to measure its effectiveness
  • Provide effective product support to Store Operations team with Product Trainer
  • Manage, monitor and effectively spend assigned MWB◦Work with vendors to streamline costs and ensure adherence to procurement process
  • Set up sell-in event according to the agreed category/brand message from Omnichannel
  • New store openings – Manage entire process from store planning (with SD), fixtures ordering with hub, store VM plan, timeline, activations, training and other miscs roll out 
  • To observe both global and local policies and procedures in all dealings
  • Support global and SEA guidelines

  • Lead special projects if assigned

 

People Responsibilities:

  • Build a quality, brand building Visual Merchandising team, capable of providing value-added service to adidas.
  • Lead, motivate and provide coaching and immediate feedback to VM team
  • Full integration with country Marketing/DTC/Wholesale teams as well as with regional stakeholders
  • Manage supplier relationship (contractors, printers etc) to achieve efficiency and effectiveness

 

Knowledge, skills & Abilities

  • Strong collaboration with stakeholders across different levels and regions

  • Ability to influence, train and develop others

  • Result Oriented mindset

  • Strong in business process & project management

 

Professional background/ Education:

  • University degree in Marketing, Retail or Fine Arts
  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in Visual Merchandising of which a minimum of 2 years in a managerial role with apparel/ fashion/ shoes or agencies industry exposure
  • Fluent in English

 

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Manager, Visual Merchandising

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Singapore
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  01
Country/Region:  SG
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  283089
Date:  Jan 13, 2021