Please note that we currently have two Category Merchandise Planning Manager positions that we are taking applications for.
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
Reporting to the Pacific CTC (Concept to Consumer) Director, the Category Planning Manager is responsible to drive designated category range plans in Pacific within guidelines set by APAC BUs and global
Validate category range within the country RA based on the Asia-Pacific proposal
Work with CTC Senior Manager to understand category seasonal strategy/priority/insight
Understanding of the Pacific market landscape and specific category consumer.
Handover category range plan to CTC Assortment Planning Team
Perform Category analysis including sell-thru, forecasting, pricing corridor & segmentation compliance, etc.
Work within E2E calendar timelines & deliverables
Propose Pacific prices in local currencies, ensuring pricing harmonization
Suggest and make inputs in volume forecast and define product mix to achieve margin & Net Sales targets and forecast accuracy
Sample set needs feedback and sample ordering (pre-sell / SMS)
Ensure global systems are up-to-date with country/cluster information, i.e. RMA / DMT
Local article management + SMUs briefs to APAC as needed/approved
Define customer segmentation; Ensure deviations approval on segmentation
Gathering collation of market landscape and competition intelligence (category level) - feedback to APAC CTC
Article selection for AP into store format framework according to BU range segmentation (width only)
Mandatory Range guidance and review per segmentation guidelines
Deliver Category AP presentations at key GTM milestones as required
Work with Brand Activation team on seasonal category brand calendar
Prepare & execute key internal meetings such as; Pre-Buy, Final Buy, Monthly Marketing Campaign, Sell Thru etc. based on the aligned deliverables
Support in updating on 2020 category strategic plan, support IBP/ SBP process, review performance and ensure consistent evolution of quality of output
Category NS, Net margin (country)
Compliance to range segmentation
Compliance to price corridor
Senior Brand Director
CTC Director (Concept to Consumer)
CTC RA Team (Range Architecture)
CTC AP Team (Assortment Planning)
APAC BU Team (Business Unit)
Wholesale Channel Team
MOP's (Marketing Operations)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Marketing, merchandising, category management/planning, assortment planning and/or retail experience, with a distinct track record of success
Exposure to other marketing disciplines preferable, e.g. merchandising, brand communication, or sales experience
Must have the ability to influence others within an organization
Strong numerical / analytical skills
Industry: Preferably in retail/apparel/ FMCG/White goods
Exposure: Retail / FMCG / Fashion
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
University degree in Business or Marketing preferred
7 Years relevant working experience preferred
Passion for sports
What’s on offer?
A competitive base salary, bonus scheme and adidas employee benefits are also on offer to the successful candidate
How do I apply?
Press the "Apply" button and follow the instructions
You will be required to fill out the online applications forms, and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter which addresses all above candidate requirements
Applications which do not attach a cover letter which addresses the job requirements specific to adidas will not be considered.
Applications will only be accepted through the steps above
Please note that due to the high volume of applications adidas receives, we will be unable to respond to all individual inquiries.
Please note applicants must have permanent legal rights to work in Australia. No Relocation or Visa support is offered for this role.
Please note part of adidas Pacific’s recruitment process will require external candidates to consent to a pre-employment criminal history check
Note to agencies: adidas Pacific does not accept any unsolicited calls or resumes from head hunters, executive recruiters, or other staffing or recruitment agencies. Please do not submit or forward any resumes, CVs or profiles to the adidas careers portal, nor to any adidas personnel. adidas will not pay any fees relating to unsolicited resumes.