Adidas

Specialist Category Management - Sportswear MENA

Adidas

September 14, 2021


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
Support the CTC lead and cross-category CTC team with development and management of their Cluster range and seasonal Go To Market (GTM) plans at key milestones and throughout the season. Support the delivery of a locally relevant assortment plan for WHS that include Global Brand footprint, consumer relevance, efficiency, and profitability.
Key Responsibilities:
Functional:
  • Range maintenance across various system tools Internal price list, RMA, RMT
  • Seasonal RMA system uploads, maintenance and validation checks on pricing, forecasting and retail phasing for both the GCC.
  • Forecast data review and analysis preparation to support the CTC lead for RMA review’s and IBP forecasting.
  • Full E2E support for In season adds, ISC, Yeezy and ABO for BU originals ranging tool maintenance, and system; ensuring buy ready status.
  • Orderbook consolidation, MSTR reporting extracts and channel buy analysis.
  • Preparation of documents for in season price changes, additional article adds and airfreight requests in line with the pricing and airfreight policies for BU Originals.
  • GFO range maintenance and system uploads.
  • Assist in the creation of range presentations to both internal and external audiences
  • Support sales meetings: sample tracking, showroom set- up, and cataloging for Originals BU.
  • Assist in all aspects of the day-to-day operations for the CTC Originals merchandising function in line with the GTM calendar.
  • Analyze range performance and sell-through data for key campaigns and Yeezy

Key Relationships:
  • Cluster Sr. manager CTC
  • Cluster CTC merchandising team
  • Cluster MOPS, Brand Activation & Omni
  • EM Hub and EM CTC teams
  • Cluster Channel & Sales teams
  • Cluster SCM
  • LENA CTC team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work within a cross functional team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Structured, organized and process orientated
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office
  • Attention to detail as error in analysis will have crucial impact to business
  • Fast learner to support management of internal systems
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and under pressure
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at one time
  • Fluent in English

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • Diploma or University degree in business preferred, or equivalent professional experience in Merchandising, finance or sales.
  • Microsoft Office skills, ability to process and understand data and numbers.