Manager Sales Accounts Football (m/f/d) - Central

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


To drive profitable and sustainable market share growth within assigned accounts and categories while promoting and respecting the image of adidas according to international initiatives.



Key Responsibilities:


  • to establish professional and personal relationships to the relevant key decision makers and buyers of the assigned customers as a prerequisite to making the adidas Group the ‘preferred supplier’
  • to support and where needed to represent the assigned accounts internally as an ‘ambassador’ towards all functions and vice versa and help manage all interfaces
  • to understand the assigned accounts and categories and document this by Account Fact Books
  • to support the Director Sales in the development of account strategies, formalizing them in Strategic Account Plans and get these signed off by the Senior Director Sales
  • to sell-in and agree on sell-out support and formalize this by Account Marketing Plans jointly with the Director Sales
  • to monitor sell-out and the order book continuously to ensure reliable and cost efficient supply for the account as well as to identify and capture selling opportunities to the account
  • to support negotiation and enforcement of adidas trade terms
  • leverage the market expertise, in terms of knowledge of the competitive landscape and trends in the lifestyle channel, to influence purchasing decisions resulting in adidas sales
  • Proactively develop and execute creative grassroots activities with accounts to positively enhance brand image and increase demand with customers translating into sales growth
  • to support creation and execution of strategies to further develop the digital capabilities of the customer as an omnichannel player within the digital wholesale market



  • to measure progress on own KPIs;
  • to report to all superiors along MIS guidelines (KAM standard reports);
  • to monitor and report on customers and competitors activities and propose/initiate/take actions;
  • to support in making realistic plans and forecasts on customer performance;
  • to ensure customer compliance with agreements;





  • according to the current signature regulation and authorization matrix



Key Relationships:


  • Sales Management Team
  • GTM
  • WHS Activation
  • Customer Service
  • Sales Coordination
  • Finance


Requisite Education and Experience /


  • Good business acumen
  • Negotiating skills, self-confident behavior and representation skills
  • Good strategic and operational skills
  • Good Influencing and communication skills
  • Results-oriented
  • Visionary competence and leadership skills
  • Very good team player with a proven ability to work across functions in order to achieve goals and objectives
  • Ability to influence business partners in other functional areas in order to achieve consensus and understanding
  • Understanding of retail sales practices and the ability to lay out practical and logical assortment plans based on retail space, inventory turn, and sell through.
  • Mental flexibility, self-initiative, and determination
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and German is essential; Knowledge of other languages is an additional plus
  • Advanced knowledge of the MS Office package, with a focus on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Digital mindset and very good knowledge of digital media
  • Ability to travel



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor/Master degree;
  • Minimum of 1-2 years Key Account experience
  • Exposure: sports, sales, marketing either in apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG



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Job Title:  Manager Sales Accounts Football (m/f/d) - Central

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Sales
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  470841
Date:  Sep 23, 2022