Manager Planning and Merchandising



Pre-Season Merchandise Planning


  • To develop buy plan (OTB) per store cluster (what to buy, how much, etc.), according to buying strategy, top-down financial target, and 5P analysis.
  • Conduct historical analysis in terms of buying structure and provide proposals for pre- season buying structures at cluster level.
  • Based on existing analysis model to provide detailed analysis on the article level to identify key drivers for top selling articles, as well as slow moving articles.
  • Develop store cluster proposals and distribution plan.
  • Monitor buying quantity vs. budget; reconcile buy plan to merchandise plan. Partner with logistics and customer service team to track order placement and shipment control.


In-Season Merchandising Execution


  • Lead in the process to provide ongoing product and category performance and quantitative analysis (sell out, stock level, MD, etc.)
  • Provide in season performance tracking reports.
  • Provide analysis to develop mark down strategy and support markdown and clearance process.
  • Maintain & Monitor compliance of pre-season buy and AP policy, as well as planning calendar.


Post-Season Review


  • Provide analysis and documentation for post-season review.
  • Provide seasonal deep dive analysis for customers.
  • Partner with Retail Operations, VM, Retail Marketing, and Logistics teams to develop action steps for next season.


Systems and Processes


  • Manage with RBI and I.T. on all retail database accuracy and on-time KPIs report delivery.




  • Sell-Through %
  • Store inventory level and stock turn
  • Own retail financial and consumer satisfaction KPI’s
  • Article ranking vs. Best Seller hit rate






At least 3 years’ experience in merchandising planning function; rigorous business analysis - understanding and interpreting data; putting data/analysis/tools in a structured, easy-to-use


formats; and making recommendations that team can act upon; prefer strong Excel modeling skills, good presentation PPT skills and ability to develop useful models/tools that can be rolled out to merchandising and retail teams; effective partnering, communication, and influencing skills (written and orally) –someone who can proactively communicate analysis/methodologies with functional partners and influence them to rethink and change their existing practices; good understanding of retail business.




Language: English Advance Excel: Advanced

Education: Degree in Business preferred.

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Job Title:  Manager Planning and Merchandising

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Holon
TEAM:  Retail (Back Office)
State:  M
Country/Region:  IL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  489648
Date:  Nov 26, 2022