Buying Manager, Brick-And-Mortar, Apparel

Portland, OR, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Full time

Job description

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


- 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

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