Senior Specialist, Buying and Trading, eCommerce

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


Create the optimal country level buying/trading plan by and emarket place for the designated category by working closely with the internal/external team to drive sales performance and deploy key brand concepts in the emarket place.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage all buying activities related to responsible category or brand and range selection during Sign off and Trade meetings every season for and emarket place  
  • Collaborate with retail and brand teams and group function partners to position key

stories and product, in line with on-line business and company’s strategic vision

  • Responsible for ranging product category breadth and assortment by eCom channel to deliver financial and range efficiency targets (i.e. Buying budget, Sell-thru, category shares, Inventory Days Lasting and Net margin targets)
  • Review and analyse trading results overseeing daily sell-thru results, inventory status and business trend, in order to identify sales opportunities
  • Handover range and forecasts at agreed timelines to ensure timely Placing Orders (Pre-Season)
  • Management of phasing & giving timely signals to Demand planning to pursue replenishment/re-order of fast-moving articles (In-Season)
  • Supports full-price & off-price decisioning to maximize sell-thru & inventory usage
  • Manage sales events for assigned channel by supporting preparation to ensure smooth   

operation of the events

  •   Communicate with Asia Pacific stakeholders (Range Architecture, Assortment Planning) for and emarket assortment plan
  •   Range analysis and Asia Pacific report for Country Strategic Input, Supply Network Planning, range sign off and buy review
  •  Review and analysis trading results overseeing daily digital sales and monitor consumer

 responses by tracking digital KPIs such as traffic, orders, conversion rate, Average Order Value and returns

  • Monitoring competitor’s ecommerce price status and market trend for respective categories



Key Relationships:


  • Korea eCommerce team
  • Korea Concept To Consumer team
  • Asia Pacific eCommerce team
  • Asia Pacific Concept To Consumer team
  • Korea Finance Demand Planning team
  • Korea Supply Chain Management team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products
  • Fluent in English and Korean
  • Advanced knowledge of Korea eCommerce landscape
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Structured, organized and process orientated
  • Attention to detail as error in analysis will have crucial impact to business
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and under pressure


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree in business, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience
  • Merchandising & Trading experience:  Minimum 6 years
  • E-commerce experience is preferred.

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Job Title:  Senior Specialist, Buying and Trading, eCommerce

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Seoul
TEAM:  Digital
State:  11
Country/Region:  KR
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  497616
Date:  May 16, 2023