Manager Assortment Planning, GTM Planning & Insight, Brand adidas

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Team member of holistic Store Assortment Plans for Sales Chanels and accounts in scope, Including Shop In Shop, Cross account assortment (Common Range), working closely with Planning & Insight, Business Unit(BU), Brand Activation and Sales Channels to populate and deploy Key Brand concepts in the marketplace.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Combine/validate category range plans from BU, and finalize into a holistic, full store format assortment plan (width only)
  • Sense-check, feedback and confirm the final output of each store format against brand and commercial objectives (product type, launch flow, marketing calendar, mandatory range, retail space, consumer journey, etc.)
  • Output all merchandising boards for all store formats
  • Handover assortment plans to Visual merchandising Team for output of Visual Merchandising(VM) renderings
  • Handover assortment plans to the Account teams for store level planning and depth completion
  • Deliver assortment plan(AP) presentations at Seasonal Sales Summit and provide material and support for Sales Training, Accounts Pre-lines, Tenjikai
  • AP room Sample merchandising / Management together with BU Category and VM for Sales Training, Accounts Pre-lines, Tenjikai
  • Sell In & Sell Through tracking & analysis
  • Validate buy plan (where applicable)


Key Relationships:

  • Go To Market(GTM) Planning&Insight and BU
  • Brand Communications
  • Sales Channels (Wholesale Key Accounts, Retail Buying, e-Commerce)
  • Account sales and category sales, buyers


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Marketing, merchandising and/or retail experience, with a distinct track record of success
  • Strong presentation/communications skills
  • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products
  • Solid merchandising experience with retail end in mind
  • Passion for sports


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business or equivalent professional experience, ideally in Sales and/or Marketing
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant working experience
  • Intermediate in English
  • Fluent in Japanese

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Job Title:  Manager Assortment Planning, GTM Planning & Insight, Brand adidas

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  13
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  504403
Date:  Nov 13, 2023