Manager - In Store Communication

Recruiter: Colleen Paslack


Purpose: Responsible for planning and managing the design, production, and installation process for all in-store seasonal displays, signage, and digital content. You will serve as the expert for in-store marketing communications to create awareness, drive engagement, and enhance the customer’s shopping experience.     



Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure operational compliance to our ISC (In-store Communications) development procedures
  • Remain current on global retail concept, ISC, visual merchandising, and brand guidelines to ensure compliance
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams to create and maintain our ISC forecast calendar
  • Collaborate with Visual Merchandising on a frequent basis determine ISC needs in category
  • Maintain awareness of global toolkits, delivery timelines, and adaptation requirements
  • Develop ISC concept design briefs and agency presentations to tailor global ISC tools and/or create new elements to create in-store signage and seasonal displays
  • Create ISC, production, and shipping grids to guide agency partners on store segmentation requirements  
  • Create installation and assembly instructions to ensure ease and compliance of installation
  • Evaluate and approve ISC production and packaging samples to ensure achievement of print and material quality
  • Frequently visits stores to install and evaluate ISC shipments to evaluate results
  • Lead and manage on-site contractors to ensure scope is maintained
  • Hold agency partners accountable for assigned scope-of-work as well as continual delivery of innovation and incremental value  
  • Maintain alignment with all financial and procurement policies
  • Keep a pulse on retail trends, shopper experiences, and competitive retail environments
  • Conceptual planning and sharing ideas to support the effectiveness of the wider team
  • Leverage functional expertise and operational insights to support senior leaders in decision making
  • Proactively get involved in projects and identify opportunities to add value


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with MS Office products. Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop a plus.
  • Ability to translate brand and campaign guidelines into in-store communications  
  • Understanding of print production (2-D, 3-D) methods and materials
  • Understanding of retail environments and visual merchandising practices
  • Effective at presenting creative and gain alignment to project brief
  • Be willing to give and receive honest and direct feedback to internal and external partners
  • Take accountability for successes and failures and see them as a source for learning
  • Attention to detail. Especially in the areas of grammar, spelling, and formatting.
  • Excellent project management skills, with proven ability to manage large projects in on time and to budget.
  • Ability to manage budgets and control costs
  • Ability to cope with change, make decisions and act comfortably with risk and uncertainty
  • Able to travel domestically


Qualifications (Minimum required education and experience):

  • 4 years’ experience managing retail creative marketing design
  • 2 years’ experience in graphic and display production   
  • 2 years’ experience working in a corporate or agency environment
  • 2 years’ experience managing agencies or suppliers

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 - In Store Communication

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  461561
Date:  Jun 21, 2022