Assistant Manager Marketplace Merchandising (Lifestyle)

Through sport we have the power to change lives. Sport is our past, present, and future and connects deeply with our purpose. We will always strive to expand the limits of human possibilities, to include and unite people in sport and to create a more sustainable world. We are defined by our attitude, Impossible is Nothing. We are rebellious optimists driven by action to shape a better future together. We see a world with possibilities where others only see the impossible. In sport, having the right attitude is key to being successful. Our attitude defines us in our industry and is a mindset that goes back to the days of our founder, Adi Dassler. It shapes our stories, products, and action.


As the hub of the brand, the adidas North American Product Merchandising team drives how our products show up to serve the consumer and elevate our experience. We are brand led storytellers who build product offerings that connect with and inspire our consumer. We build assortments that are brand led, consumer right and appropriately segmented to win in the NAM marketplace.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization: Support to execute NAM 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 BUs.  


Key Responsibilities:  

  • With guidance and support, work closely with category merchandising and sales, execute the product vision and proposition within channel ensuring brand and channel goals are met 

  • Within the identified channel, help execute and manage the optimum category/ product assortment to deliver against the agreed targets 

  • In conjunction with NAM category, Global SMU and sales, execute the account product strategy and roadmap  

  • Creation of a seasonal assortment plans incorporating all relevant categories and franchises 

  • Support on briefing and delivery of SMU products and managing the process 

  • Help drive sales, margin and share growth, ensuring all commercial and strategic goals are met 

  • Manage the range proposition process from start of season through sell out ensuring smooth account interaction process 

  • Plan to space key locations and doors   

  • In conjunction with Brand Merchandising partners, Global SMU and sales execute the account product strategy and roadmap  

  • Understand range needs from all 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 

  • Manage in line / SMU product merchandising process for account   

  • Support and/or be the product marketing point of contact both internally and externally for relevant categories 

  • Conduct relevant reporting activities to measure the efficiency, adoption, and commercial success of the range season over season  

  • Collaborate with Demand Planning, Finance, Merch Planning and SCM 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 BUs and global teams through systems management and communication process 


Key Relationships:  

  • Merchandising/Category teams 

  • Sales teams 

  • Merch Planning, SCM, Finance/ Demand Planning, Business Development 

  • CoE Retail, Wholesale and eCommerce 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Professional maturity 

  • Collaborative with strong communication skills 

  • Influencing skills and ability to make fact based decisions  

  • Strong analytical skills 

  • Consumer centricity 

  • Structured, organized and process orientated 

  • Previous experience in Category Management or Merchandising/ Ranging/ SMU / Sales 

  • 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 

  • Fluent in English 

  • Ability to travel domestic and international up to 5% 


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:  

  • University degree in business preferred, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience 

  • Category Management/ Ranging/ Merchandising Experience or account marketing / sales: 1-3 years 




  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best.  We embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that reflects our consumers and communities.
  • adidas offers robust and progressive medical, including HSA (Health Savings Account) with employer funding or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) options, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, adoption, with surrogate and fertility support, short and long-term disability, and basic life and AD&D insurance, which can be supplemented with employee-paid coverage. Employees are able to enroll in adidas’ 401k plan and Stock Purchase Plan with employer match. Full-time employees are eligible for education assistance and generous Leave policies including 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Employees are eligible to earn an annual bonus based on both company and personal performance. Employees accrue prorated flexible time off in the amount .4388 hours per day that increases with years of service, eleven paid holidays throughout the calendar year and Service Time Off during milestone years.
  • We officially returned to office in a hybrid work environment, working 3 days in office and 2 days remote.  The working location of this position is Portland, Oregon.
  • 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:  Assistant Manager Marketplace Merchandising (Lifestyle)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  509265
Date:  Apr 3, 2024