Manager Buying eCommerce adidas

Support Originals Footwear Buying management and lead cross-functional projects for adidas eCommerce EU through:

  • Owning the buy for specific category ranges, from pre-season forecasting to End of Season Sale management, as per agreed targets and objectives.
  • Delivering financial and range efficiency targets for specific categories
  • Managing and maintaining all range management systems
  • Managing stakeholder relationships with Assortment Planning and BU’s in Europe, Marketing and within the eCom organization
  • Acting as a SPOC for Partner Program, x-functional projects and in-season initiatives


Key Responsibilities:


  • Owning the buy for specific category ranges, from pre-season forecasting to End of Season Sale management, as per agreed targets and objectives.
    • Pre–season forecasting based on handover information (in alignment with CTC and European merchandising teams) and agreed OTB & range size targets
    • End-to-end buying volume and size level planning based on seasonal category plan
    • Range handover to key stakeholders with final forecasting and launch phasing
    • In-season range management for optimal performance.
    • Alignment with all key stakeholders (prior to actual online introduction date) to drive a timely and efficient launch
  • Deliver financial and range efficiency targets for specific categories. You will be responsible and accountable for Net sales, Sell through, Std. margin
  • Manage and maintain all range management systems. (both pre-season and in-season)
  • Align with Product Content, Demand Planning, DVM and Marketing Activation to ensure smooth, on-time and impactful product launches online.
  • Following Channel Ranges provided by Market CTC Assortment Plan teams, manage buying process for adidas eCommerce and assure right volumes are bought following market OTB plans
  • 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
  • Lead market in – season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product for the chain, stock intakes, and in-season markdowns
  • Manage Stakeholders to receive input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by cluster
  • Work with global/market 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.
  • Act as the SPOC to the Partner Program team to support smooth pre-season handover and in-season opps
  • Act as SPOC with DVM and DAT for x-category in-season initiatives (Seasonal Demand Calendar, Reactive Campaigns)
  • Coordinate x-category campaigns with key stakeholders (e.g. Back to School, Holidays…)
  • Support with Outlet related operational tasks
  • Support Style buyers with ranging systems maintenance, on specific needs (i.e PIM uploads and article tagging processes)



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Specialist with technical skills in pre-season Buying for a multichannel direct-to-consumer (own retail, franchise, and e-com) global brand.
  • Deep knowledge of merchandising topics and broad knowledge of other functional areas involved in the Buying process. A focus on data analytics to inform fact-based forecasting / decision making is a must.
  • Strong communication and project management skills, especially when interacting with different stakeholders and different levels of the business
  • Fluent in English
  • 4+ years of professional experience in a similar position

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Job Title:  Manager Buying eCommerce adidas

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Digital
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  305709
Date:  Feb 23, 2021