Senior Manager, Category Management - Specialty Sports & Running Apparel, APAC

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • Drive category business success for Specialty Sports (SPSP) and Running Apparels (Running APP) within guidelines set by Global Business Units (BUs)


Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the business success of the category incl. setting forecasts, pricing corridor, size range, RID and Sell-through
  • Define the category range by country cluster and by channels within guidelines by Global BU and APAC Concept To Consumer (CTC), incl. inline, promo, special made unit (SMU), Local Creation
  • Define APAC country cluster & channels allocation for global allocated products
  • Perform Category analysis including sell-thru, forecasting, range adoption incl. brand collection, pricing corridor compliance, monthly flow, ARP, etc.
  • APAC category interface between Global BU, APAC functions, and country cluster (business opportunities, commercial input process, SMU’s, performance results, market trends/insights, category plans, etc.)
  • Define extended range for APAC sample ordering
  • Leverage Go-To-Market (GTM) analysis to set price bands (standard margin based on average price)
  • Monitor systems and file management: Master Range File, HUB, DMT & RMA
  • Contribute to the development of business Mid – Long Term division plan in alignment with global vision


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to implement strategy
  • Strong presentation/communication, negotiation and influencing skills, especially with senior stakeholders within a global matrix organization.
  • Distinct track record of success and high-level range management knowledge
  • Strong cross-functional and stakeholder management experience across commercial functions (e.g. marketing, sales, etc.) and support functions (finance preferred), as well as different organizational levels (Global, Market, etc.)
  • Strong industry knowledge, across divisions—footwear, apparel and accessories.
  • Expert understanding of Asian markets’ consumers, accounts, economic environment and commercial needs
  • Ability to Manage, Coach and Develop People
  • Results Oriented Mindset
  • Strong team player with high level of integrity & attention to detail
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to translate and articulate data results into clear business actions.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of experience in range management/product required. Regional experience is a strong plus 
  • University degree in Business or equivalent professional experience, ideally in Sales and/or Marketing
  • Sporting goods industry experience required
  • Fluent in English
  • Substantial experience working in regional/multi-cultural teams would be highly preferred
  • High Business Acumen
  • Strong Computer Skills including Outlook, Word, Excel (Pivot), Powerpoint, etc
  • Passion for sports and belief that through sports we have the power to change lives
  • Willingness to travel up to 15-20% of time

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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Category Management - Specialty Sports & Running Apparel, APAC

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Singapore
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  01
Country/Region:  SG
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  461395
Date:  Jun 17, 2022