Manager eMarketplace Product Launch & Optimization

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, leverage, improvise,  find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping  athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an  obsession. 


We’ve been doing this for more than 85 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating  iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the  beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us. 


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation: 

      • Support the development of the Partner Program (marketplace & dropship business models), a growing sales channel for our Digital Partner Commerce business in Europe. 
      • The Manager Product Launch will be instrumental in driving master data management and product launch for our Partner Program business model on a long list of partner’s platforms.
      • The ultimate objective is to ensure our partners showcase our products on time and in the most premium way  possible, so consumer can find, see and buy their favorite products.


Key Responsibilities:

      • Manage the Partner Program Product Launch team.
      • Manage the product data and content end-to-end for adidas and Reebok within the Partner Program European business. Provide a clear reporting and solutions to issues encountered.
      • Explore and participate into the evolution of the managed partner’s taxonomy.
      • Responsible to define priorities in terms of product launch according to the adidas strategy and business priorities.
      • Day-to-day responsibilities include
        • Align internally to get necessary data in order to launch our products (images, description, translations…)
        • Analyze the middleware provider and partners “Article Status reports” to define next steps and actions for all the parties.
        • Support the hype/big commercial campaigns execution and launch a best-in-class Digital Visual Merchandising. Create internal visibility on product status before and after the launch.
        • Support new partners integrations in the testing phase, following the adidas best practices.


Key Relationships: 

  • Partner Program Business Development, Business Analytics, Digital Visual Merchandising and Platform Trading teams.
  • Europe eCommerce Master Data, DVM, Consumer Experience and Operations teams 
  • Global & Market Digital Partner Commerce (DPC) teams
  • Market & Local Wholesale sales teams & leadership 
  • Marketplace team and business/technical teams of partner accounts 
  • Tech partner (middleware provider) teams 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

      • Very strong organizational and planning skills
      • Highly motivated and flexible, with the ability to work in deadline driven environment.
      • Strong organizational and planning skills to handle multiple tasks and business partners with conflicting priorities.
      • Advanced Excel skills and proficiency in spreadsheet analysis.
      • Self-motivated and passionate about deriving business insight from data, improving business processes, and solving problems.
      • Excellent PowerPoint skills coupled with excellent communication and presentation skills.
      • Understanding of key digital KPIs (e.g. Traffic, Average Order Value, Product Details Page views, Conversion Rate, Add to Bag rate, etc.), their inter-connected nature and what levers to drive to improve performance across the whole buying journey.
      • Excellent understanding of technical systems (PIM, Middleware Providers, etc.)
      • Comfortable working in an international environment


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

      • BA / BS in Business, Marketing, Finance, Economics or related field
      • Minimum 4 years professional experience in merchandising (eCom & retail), e-Commerce, account management, digital visual merchandising or category/product management is a key requirement.
      • Experience in the sporting goods industry is preferred
      • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; at least one other European language  would be beneficial.

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 eMarketplace Product Launch & Optimization

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Digital
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  495034
Date:  Mar 8, 2023