Manager Merchandising



We are looking for a Manager Merchandising for our adidas Team Sports team at our North American headquarters in Portland, OR.


The Manager Merchandising will be responsible for helping build and execute US Channel and Account product assortment plan that delivers target growth and strengthens Brand Health KPIs working in close co-operation with the relevant Sales Teams and business units.





  • Working closely with business units and sales to execute the product vision and proposition within channel ensuring brand and channel goals are met
  • Within the identified channel, execute and manage the optimum category/ product assortment to deliver against the agreed targets
  • In conjunction with US category, Global special makeup and sales, execute the account product strategy and roadmap
  • Creation of a seasonal product roll out calendar incorporating all relevant categories and events
  • Deliver perspective at key milestones, including Holistic Input and Seasonal Briefing, via data and historical analysis
  • Drive sales and share growth, ensuring all commercial and strategic goals are met
  • Manage the range proposition process from download to sales launch including pre line process ensuring smooth account interaction process
  • Execute seasonal go to market milestones through collaboration and system excellence
  • In conjunction with the business units, Comms/Activation and sales execute the account product strategy and roadmap
  • Understand range needs from key accounts within channel
  • Provide regular analysis of sell-through performance of all facets to the relevant category teams and contribute to strategic planning based on that analysis
  • Be the product marketing point of contact both internally and externally for relevant categories
  • Manage and input the product proposition including retail price strategy, forecasting consolidation and phasing approach
  • Conduct relevant reporting activities to measure the efficiency and commercial success of the range season over season
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning team and supply chain functions as appropriate
  • Understand the retail environment including distribution points, share of buy, competitor ranges and pricing strategies
  • Secure visibility of account range proposition to business units and global teams through systems management and communication process




A strong fit for the role will have:


  • Highly collaborative with strong communication skills
  • High influencing skills and ability to make fact based decisions
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Structured, organized and process orientated
  • Previous experience in Category Management or Merchandising/ Ranging/ special makeup / Sales
  • Strong business acumen, ability to assume a broader perspective (cross-markets/ global)
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and under pressure
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office
  • University degree in business preferred, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience





At adidas we believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives.  


There’s plenty of change around right now as workouts move from the gym to the garage and we take a timeout from many of the activities we’re passionate about.  


Our ambition is to be the best sport brand in the world and with that comes plenty of challenges. We thrive on solving these with the imagination and experience of our incredible teammates.  


We’re all on the home team for now — we’d love for you to join ours.  


Please note: 


• We’re all remote while the world sorts itself out. Upon our eventual return to office, the working location will be Portland, OR.

• Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is 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 Merchandising

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Sales
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  370528
Date:  Oct 13, 2021