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Buying Manager, Brick and Mortar - Sports Apparel

Company: Adidas
Location: Portland
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Manager Buying-Concept Stores, Apparel

Area: DTC

Department: Buying

Direct Reporting Line: Sr. Manager DTC Buying Apparel/Hype

Indirect/secondary reporting line: Senior Director DTC Buying &Planning

Subsidiary/country: USA

Location: Portland, OR

GSMS Grade: M4

Number of Personnel Managed: 0-2

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility: 6191681

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Prepare the Buying process across assigned Apparel Categories for adidas brick-and-mortar Concept Stores. Actively contribute to the OTB planning and management, defining optimal volumes to provided channel range. Execute in-season trading decisions to meet financial targets.

Key Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the Sales and Margin targets of Apparel assigned categories within brick-and-mortar Concept Stores.
* Provide market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns.
* Contribute to the buying process for the assigned channels and assure right volumes are bought following market OTB plans, following Channel Ranges provided by Market CTC Assortment Plan teams
* Support the submission of initial seasonal forecasts into applicable systems for horizontal review by global functions at key milestones
* Prepare the size breakdowns process assuring they are created according to market needs and incorporated in the buying process
* Prepare input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by store format and size
* Create a supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career opportunities through development.
* Provide team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and objectives.

Key Relationships:

* Market CTC (esp. Assortment Planning and Price Architecture)
* Market Finance Team
* Market Op teams
* Market Marketing Team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Relevant job experience in a Buying function, and fully qualified and trained
* Combined broad theoretical and practical knowledge incl. company policies and practices
* Strong competence with Buying, procedures and systems

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

* 5 years typical relevant work experience
* University degree in business, ideally with marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete's mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture - the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

* CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don't have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning - it helps us improve.
* COLLABORATION. Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other's abilities and talents.
* Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY. No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors' training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

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: Buying Manager, Brick and Mortar - Sports Apparel

Brand: adidas

Location: Portland

TEAM: Retail (Back Office)

State: OR

Country/Region: US

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 466112

Date: Aug 8, 2022

Keywords: Adidas, Portland , Buying Manager, Brick and Mortar - Sports Apparel, Hospitality & Tourism , Portland, Oregon

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