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adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jul 13, 2019
Full time
Purpose To lead, develop, facilitate, and sustain the Globally initiated Integrated Business Planning process in the US market, with a key focus on development of a sustainable Business Plan linked to the Financial Plan, supported by a Demand Plan signal, that translates to a Buy Forecast. Initiate and coach cross-functional teams to support the success of the Integrated Business Planning process. Create and define the measurement of and progress towards KPI's across sales, margin, and inventory of the adidas US businesses. Key Accountabilities Manage the development and vision and lead the implementation of the corporate-wide Integrated Business Planning process in the adidas US Market. Ensure global, regional, and local objectives are understood and incorporated in the structure of the developed process. Own the monthly Integrated Business Planning process; govern Sales, Marketing and Production to one committed Business Plan tied to the Financial Plan; responsible for the accuracy of the data used in the Integrated Business Plan. Provide leadership and consultation for direct reports through the sharing of best practice techniques and mentoring Initiate and lead the ongoing improvement process of the adidas-Group Integrated Business Planning and Demand Planning procedures through continuous education, training and acceptance of the processes, culminating in full adoption within the US Market. Be the adidas NAM IBP key contact for Global partners; help drive efficiencies, best practices and implementation in all channels and brands for IBP. Lead and manage Integrated Business Planning reviews with senior management, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Demand Planning. Coach and support stakeholders and participants in Business Plan review meetings to ensure behaviors are supportive toward a successful Integrated Business Planning Process. Project manage improvements to tools and practices that will directly benefit the planning process as well as the overall Financial Reporting team. Identify and document seasonal and yearly KPI's that the Integrated Business Planning Process will influence. Track, monitor, and report on documented KPI's and ensure the developed tools and processes identify root cause and initiate corrective actions. Improve the overall forecasting process for adidas US, to create efficiencies and alignment. Actively participate in the leadership of the Financial Reporting team, including defining the strategic direction of the department. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Ability to influence strategic decisions through effective oral and written communication to senior management, managers, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, peers, and direct reports. Proven track record of successfully managing demand planning in a mid to large sales organization. Ability to navigate complex and/or politically charged environments to influence and enable key business partners. Proven methodological skills including data analysis, trend forecasting, etc. Strong knowledge of financial business planning and experience with business math and wholesale/retail financial analysis. Strength in "detail oriented" strategic thinking; synthesizing substantial amounts of complex data from multiple sources, and develop innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment. Ability to manage multiple priorities to accomplish objectives simultaneously under tight deadlines. Demonstrated application of advanced high level skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Ability to manage and motivate effectively in a team environment, promoting open participation, cross training, and coaching personal development for all staff. Exceptional organizational and time management skills. Qualifications University degree in Business or Finance, or equivalent. Five to seven years of business planning or demand planning experience within a mid to large sales organization. 7 to10 years of broad based related finance or business operations experience required. Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required. Familiarity with SAP, TM1, Tableau, and adidas Group financial systems is a desirable asset. Sporting Goods industry experience preferred.
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jul 13, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE Manages the financial performance and delivery of the full P&L for assigned area. Acts as key business partner to the assigned Sales Leader(s). Leads development of strategic planning, financial plans, budgeting, forecasting, ad hoc analysis and expense controlling. Ensures integrity and transparency of performance measurement against plan to assure financial targets are achieved. Provides financial decision support for strategic and tactical decisions. Plays a key role in long term strategic financial planning. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Provides action-oriented financial guidance and analysis of business plans, targets and controls to influence and support sales management in effective decision-making and the achievement of targeted profitability and sales growth. Manage and maintain integrity of the annual budgeting and dynamic forecasting processes Drives cross functional alignment on targeting, forecasting, budgeting, reporting and analysis. Consistently delivers creative solutions to minimize business risks and maximize business opportunities. Ensures financial but also non-financial managers are provided top notch and highly accurate data and insights to drive actionable business decisions. Lead and participate in cross functional projects as required Ensures appropriate expense management for assigned area. Lead analyst team in both performance and support of individual and team growth and development. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Excellent knowledge in Finance and/or Accounting and high level understanding and experience with retail math and retail financial drivers. Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop creative and innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment. Ability to present information and respond to questions from senior executives, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, peers, clients, and customers. Ability to be detail oriented and manage multiple priorities to accomplish assignments simultaneously under tight timelines. High level skills in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Business Objects (or other reporting software). QUALIFICATIONS University degree in Finance, Accounting or Business CPA or MBA is strongly preferred Eight to ten years' experience in financial planning or analysis with progressive responsibility Industry specific experience strongly preferred Advanced excel skills required Solid accounting skills and experience Familiarity with SAP and other relevant adidas and industry Finance systems/analytical software a plus
adidas Somerville, MA, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Purpose: Contributes to the achievements of Store KPI targets by building an emotional connection with customers and living the Brand Values. The core expectations include utilizing expertise and experience to; serve and sell to customers and achieving operational excellence, flawlessly execute store operations when responsible for product flow to and from sales floor and/or cashier procedures. Key Accountabilities: Is aware of store and individual targets and actively works to meet or exceed these by using all resources available within the store. Complies with store policies and procedures to maintain a safe shopping and working environment. Collaborates productively and respectfully with team members to meet or exceed store goals. Communicates a desire for ongoing learning and welcomes all available opportunities to increase individual and store performance. Makes themselves available to support other team members when needed Sales Associate Meets and exceeds customer expectations and boosts sales and Brand experience by using appropriate element the adidas customer service model. Create an emotional connection with every customer by being a passionate and enthusiastic adidas Brand ambassador. Proactively seeks and incorporates basic core and seasonal product knowledge into own service approach within assigned store zones(s). Maintain an appealing, easy-to-shop environment for customer by consistently executing visual merchandising and housekeeping standards. Minimize loss by actively maintaining sales floor awareness while serving customers. Cashier Completes sales transactions quickly and accurately while adhering to cash protection procedures Uses selling expertise to maximize opportunities at the cash desk to create add-on sales and build customer loyalty. Handles returns, refunds and exchanges and uses these as an opportunity to reinforce and enhance the customer experience. Stockroom Ensures the product offer in the store is made available to customers by assisting with deliveries and replenishing the sales floor. Uses retail and customer expertise to maximize sales opportunities by prioritizing merchandise flow to the sales floor. Ensures adequate supplies to create an effective stockroom environment and continually maintains this (including all merchandise) within and around the vicinity. Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience: Must possess and consistently exhibit the competencies relative to the position. Knowledge of customer service principles and processes. Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast paced environment. Ability to understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions and request clarification if needed. Demonstrates an inspirational attitude that contributes to a positive team environment. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships team members. Well developed ability to speak, read, comprehend, and write English Ability to maintain reliable and consistent attendance and punctuality. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and operate a Brannock device. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Qualifications: Must have or be pursuing a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) Three to six month's experience working in a sports/fashion customer & commercial focused retail environment. Basic numeracy, literacy, and verbal communication skills. Must be 16 years of age or older. adidas participates in E-Verify. For more information, click here .
adidas Calabasas, CA, USA
Jul 06, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE Manages the material development and research for respective material category. Ensures product integrity and product excellence by working closely with product development, design, marketing and all related support services to identify and commercialize materials that meet or exceed adidas quality standards and business needs. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborate with cross-functional business partners (Marketing/Development/Design) to identify strategic Material Management information needs and develop tools and reports that enable Product teams to make fact based, faster material and product decisions. Establish and provide regular Material Market relevant trend data as well as macroeconomic trends and developments. Develop and execute regular in depth reporting of material management data focusing on material usage reports across our key material types (leather, synthetic and textiles) and categories. Provide material related risk management analysis by category and lead all activities on proactive risk management by taking relevant decisions on material/supplier changes. Drive the department internal process management and continuous improvement of all material development processes globally. Ensure the existing System Landscape supports material and product development processes. Work with the relevant IT owners and COE teams to ensure alignment between systems and process needs. Create, maintain and communicate the MDI relevant timelines. Ensure representation of MDI key milestones in Product Creation Calendars. Represent the Senior Management of MDI in the US and be the point person for Management discussions and decisions relevant for the US teams KEY RELATIONSHIPS Design Marketing Sourcing POPS External Supply Base Partners Performance Management KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Excellent analytical, planning and organizational skills Excellent problem solving skills Ability to work with people at all hierarchy levels in an organization Ability to lead project teams and implement change at a global level Certified Lean Specialist or Six Sigma Green Belt an advantage Ability to approach projects both operationally and analytically Experience synthesizing and packaging complex analyses and delivering easy-to-interpret results to senior leadership Experience in working with multiple stakeholders and liaising with Business and IT partners; experience building relationships & partnerships across functions Ability to cope with change, make decisions and act comfortably with risk and uncertainty. Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) and to lead discussions in small and larger groups QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Textile Sciences, Textile Engineering/Technology, Design or related field Minimum of 5 years of progressive work experience in material research and/or development in Footwear
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jul 06, 2019
Full time
Purpose Build and execute strategies to enable successful sell-in/sell-out of product ranges and services according to the category net sales and standard margin targets Act as the link between BU creation teams, Brand Marketing, Sports Marketing and Category Marketing Teams in the markets Support key brand strategies through cross-functional collaboration and execution Key Responsibilities: Manage key markets & non-key markets Provide CTC input into the BU product creation process and ensure it meets CTC requirements for the markets/channels for which he/she is responsible. Support Snr. Manager and Business Unit Category Managers on the strategic global marketing plans and seasonal concepts. Support the range merchandising plan (range segmentation, etc) Support the development of category/sub brand seasonal CTC plans LAUNCH: Drive satisfactory delivery of impactful sell-in and sell-out tools to markets/channels including x-category activities where appropriate. Support delivery of the required content/brand and strategic objectives on-time-in-full at key CTC milestones, e.g CTC Handover, GMM, SMM Identify process issues and support process improvement activities LAND: Support designated markets/channels in building category business plans and landing key brand priorities (eg GFR), Collaborate with and support assigned markets/channels to reach financial targets and KPI's. Evaluate the markets/channels to ensure proper implementation of marketing strategies. Regularly analyze and share business relevant information between global and markets Projects: Participate in cross-functional and specific category projects Managerial tasks and Budget Management Staff most suitable persons in direct report positions in alignment with HR Set personal objectives, targets, guidelines and assess all direct reports Steer PEP-form& online-process for all direct reports with administrative responsibility Develop the functional and social skills of direct reports on and off the job Project budget control as assigned Key Relationships Specific markets / channels Product Marketing Brand Marketing Sports Marketing CTC x-functional Finance IT Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Specialist in business or technical skills with detailed knowledge in some areas of work or systems. Broad & deep knowledge in own functional area, combining theoretical and practical knowledge Communication with Others Managing Relationships and Diversity Planning and Organizing Analysis and Problem Solving Learning and Self-Development Project Management Language skills: English, Another European language advantageous IT skills: Outlook: Advanced Word: Advanced Excel: Advanced PowerPoint: Advanced Qualifications University degree or equivalent education required 7 years relevant experience As manager of Experts 0-2 years management experience required
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 30, 2019
Full time
General Purpose As a Director Product Ownership at adidas Digital Brand Commerce (DBC) you are responsible for the quality and strategic impact of a wide range of products within a product domain. Together with your product owners and agile teams, you work on continuously improving and evolving the product area, maximizing the value for the customer and the company. Partnering with IT and markets to define a robust product landscape, managing capability expansion increments and leading the teams towards definition of new functionalities & best practices are a few examples of the activities that will be expected from this role. Additionally you will be the strategic interface to various global key stakeholders, including Global Markets, Brands and Global Digital IT for the product area, driving consumer engagement and satisfaction, as well as incremental revenues out of delivering digital experiences. Key Responsibilities Scope: Accountable for a wide range of products (>1m € budget) Product Strategy & Delivery Be accountable for the success of the product area considering the value for the consumer and the company (ROI). Stakeholder Management Represent the business for the product area, fostering strong relationships with key global stakeholders to ensure that their views and requirements are captured in the product backlogs. Backlog Management Drive the evolution of the product area backlogs in collaboration with the product owners. Monitoring Be accountable for monitoring, optimization and enhancement of the configuration, features and functionalities related to the product area. Responsibilities People Management Build the appropriate structure to be able to manage the respective organization effectively, identify and develop the future talents and create realistic succession scenarios for key positions. Key Relationships: Global and Local Market teams Requirements Education & Experience Ideally master degree in business administration or comparable degree Soft-Skills Distinctive strategic mindset and ability to prioritize and delegate high numbers of tasks with varying workload and importance< Ability to handle ambiguity and untangle complex situations into actionable activities< High resilience and solution oriented attitude< Very good leadership skills< < Hard-Skills< In-depth domain knowledge< Expert knowledge of Agile working methods e.g. Scrum/Kanban< Comfortable working with enterprise-level platforms and technologies < In-depth understanding of digital IT products and capabilities< Fluent in English both verbally and written
adidas St. Louis, MO, USA
Jun 30, 2019
Full time
Purpose Responsible for the sale of company golf apparel products and services in the assigned territory by interacting with established customers and developing new prospects. Maintains personal one-on-one contact and assures customer awareness by providing expertise, knowledge, new product information and such consistent with company objectives and quality standards. Acts within scope of corporate objectives and policies to accomplish assigned goals. Key Responsibilities Maintain sales programs within assigned territory and successfully sell and promote the company's products and services. Education, Training, Professional Certification and Work Experience Minimum 2 years of inside or outside sales experience with golf related products (soft goods preferred) Knowledge and Skills Requirements Outstanding communication skills. < Organization & Time Management Skills < Technical skills (golf equipment, computers, etc.) Performs other related duties and assignments as required. The above Essential Duties & Responsibilities list includes those duties and responsibilities for which the position exists and which must be satisfactorily performed in order to be successful in the position. However the job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 30, 2019
Full time
General Purpose As Senior Director Digital Innovation within the adidas Digital team you are responsible for leading the brand into the next frontier of technologies and experiences that will be critical to engaging our consumers and securing the digital leadership of our brand. This role is building and leading a diverse team, establishing a leading innovation practice, and, fostering collaborative internal and external partnerships. The synthesis of these elements will enable the team to identify, imagine, create, validate, and transition disruptive digital experiences that will solve significant challenges for our consumers and adidas, and deepen our relationship with our customers. Ultimately, these innovations will deliver significant financial and NPS results. Your goal is to lead a team that creates outstanding experiences to push the boundaries of technical advancement while meeting the needs of our consumers. Key Responsibilities Scope: Accountable for the digital innovation end-to-end process. From insights gathering to opportunity identification, exploration, validation, and transition into the enterprise. Research and Exploration Drive overall exploration, understanding and assessment of startups, agencies, and major players in the emerging technology and experience space. Innovation Strategy & Roadmap Lead and develop the Digital Innovation vision and strategy. Key Relationships: Digital Senior Management (SMT) Global Digital and Brand organizations Newsrooms Requirements Education & Professional Experience Ideally Master degree in Business, IT or related field. Soft-Skills Passion for innovation and proven ability to deliver this through a global organization Ability to drive small & large teams to solutions on production and project issues, including teams of internal business customers and external vendors. Excellent problem solving skills - able to identify, analyze and propose solutions to various consumer, technical and business issues Hard-Skills Deep understanding of end-to-end digital experiences, processes and platforms < Extensive knowledge of underlying processes and applications e.g. eCommerce, ERP, Omnichannel< Fluent in English both verbally and written
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
General Purpose As a Project Manager in adidas Digital Brand Commerce (DBC) your task is to manage and deliver small digital projects, significant RFCs or sub-elements of mid-scale digital projects. The project scope is primarily on a local (market) level across brands and functions. Your objective is to conduct the projects within the boundaries of time, cost & quality while focusing on consumers' expectations and requirements. Planning, executing and tracking projects in cooperation with the respective functions and project team members are a few examples of what is expected from this role. Additionally, you will be focusing on resource management and coordination activities, acting as the central interface to local stakeholders. Key Responsibilities Scope: Manage and deliver small digital projects on a local (market) level Project/ Program Delivery Deliver projects end-to-end successfully, ideally through effective application of PMI/Agile methodology. Develop detailed plans that allow providing transparency on progress and identifying risks on time. Key Relationships Leading Sr. Project Manager or (Sr.) Dir. Projects & Programs Requirements Education & Experience University degree with focus on Business Administration, Communication or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience 5+ years of in-depth professional experience related to project management or similar topics Soft-Skills Good communication skills, especially when interacting with different levels of business Hard-Skills Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)< Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required< Basic Experience and a broad understanding of IT< Working knowledge of Agile working methods e.g. Scrum/Kanban< Working knowledge of PMI methods ideally with certification< Fluent English both verbally and written
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE The Partner Program is at the forefront of creating a new digitally led adidas. By fostering a results oriented, fast moving & data driven culture, the Partner Program team is continually Creating The New. This role will be pivotal in the continued growth and overall success of the Partner Program. The Manager role needs to meet and/or exceed budgeted divisional sales and profitability goals within the adidas digital sales environment by establishing assortments, merchandising strategy, sell-through management sales and inventory levels by category on a seasonal basis. We're looking for a talented business manager and cross-functional partner who can identify opportunities and work through evolving challenges in an effective and collaborative way. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Drive seasonal strategy for area of responsibility and create best in class channel relevant assortments specific to our consumer and on trend that drive top line sales and profitability to achieve targets. Full-Price: Diligently align pricing strategies with wholesale, global and market pricing. Partner with Business Units on product launch plans and segmentation, ensuring that launches achieve sales targets and are aligned with the Account's strategy. Manage full-price inventory and make decisions on product lifecycle regarding transition of product to off-price channels. Off-Price: Build assortments for designated categories to deliver planned category profitability and sell-through targets. Manage product in-season, devising and implementing promotional, mark-down and transition/close-out strategies. Identify and develop sales, marketing and promotional opportunities at the category, concept, collection and article level to maximize sales for both pre-season and in-season opportunities. Manage receipts and markdowns against targets to optimize sales, profit and inventory turn. Drive changes with planning partners to maximize key performance indicators (KPI's) Leverage web analytics to inform and create strategy for future seasons, and recommend courses of action with cross functional teams. Build and leverage relationships with cross-functional teams (i.e. buying, planning, marketing, digital planning and distribution) and our Global and BU partners to obtain information necessary to create and execute business strategies. Responsible for weekly product decisions that react to the consumer trends including chasing of product, markdown decisions and presenting these recommendations at the trading meetings. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. This includes: interviewing; hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; managing and developing and direct reports. (if applicable) Be an avid student of the digital landscape and pioneer a digital mindset in the greater organization. Continually challenge the status quo, think differently and push boundaries. KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Partner Program specific teams (Business Development, Business Analytics, Platform Operations, Drop Ship, etc) External Account teams (Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing) adidas US Marketing teams (Business Units, Sales, Planning, Finance, Merchandising, etc) DTC, eCommerce & wholesale teams (Retail Planning, Analytics, Operations, Merch, etc.) adidas US and Global DBC functions for implementation of new processes and tools, work stream results, etc. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficiency with MS Office Suite and working with systems/application Advanced Excel skills Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy of data Excellent analytical skills and a thorough understanding of retail math concepts and applications Ability to identify and quantify sales opportunities and market trends Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions Ability to understand and translate financial data to make recommendations and decisions Strong communication and presentation skills, written and verbal Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions Ability to delivery effective and persuasive presentations that support business decisions Ability to influence decisions and outcomes cross functionally Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills Ability to successfully manage multiple distribution channels with different customers, systems and processes Ability to manage and develop direct reports (where applicable) Experience with, and a thorough understanding of, managing and influencing Open to Buy metrics Travel required domestically and internationally up to 10% of time QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 4-6 years of professional work experience < Degree from college/university or equivalent combination of experience and education in lieu of degree< eCommerce, omnichannel, and/or digital commerce experience< Wholesale experience a plus< Experience buying footwear or apparel preferred< Experience managing a direct report preferred< <
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE Drive category growth through preseason, in-season planning for adidas key product franchises. Collaborate and coordinate planning activities with key stakeholders in the Business Unit, Sales, DTC, Demand Planning and merchandising teams for responsible area towards achievement of business goals KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Create key product franchise plans that aligns adidas KPIs with financial ambitions with collaborated inputs from Business Units, Sales, merchandising and demand planning teams KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Strong understanding of retail math and interpreting sell through data to recommend changes that positively impacts the business QUALIFICATIONS University degree in Business, Merchandising or Marketing< Four years of experience in buying, planning, allocation or vendor sales for a multi-store retailer< Athletic industry specific experience preferred< Strong excel skills required
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
Purpose Manages the flow of footwear cost information between headquarters and liaison offices, solving cost related issues. Works with marketing, design and development to maximize footwear go-in margins while maintaining product integrity and supporting positive relationships with footwear manufacturing partners and material suppliers. Key Responsibilities Supports Development, Design and Marketing with cost estimates and options for achieving margin targets. Manages costing support systems such as tooling amortization, component airfreight rebates, factory ledger claims, monthly factory average FOB reports and margin analysis. Implements policies and procedures related to the costing function. Reviews cost breakdowns, and advises marketing/development on reasonableness and options. Develops standard costing methodology and coordinate training of costing personnel with LO Costing Managers. Supports and educates developers and marketing personnel by providing the tools needed to create and negotiate product costs that meet the market needs and profit requirements of the company. Provides predictive costs and precosts based on design drawings and technical packages for use in product decision making. Oversees special cost projects; these are detailed investigations into specific costs such as tooling, embroidery, labor, and overhead/administration, with the primary purpose being the compilation of facts which will be presented to the factories as support in the cost negotiation process. Coordinates costing process, ensuring that communication of key project lists and information is completed such that worldwide footwear costing efforts are being completed according to the defined schedule. Key Relationships Footwear Project Management Footwear Materials Liaison Offices Manufacturing Partners Sourcing Global Planning Knowledge Skills and Abilities Advanced MS Office skills and database skills with the ability to learn internal systems and programs. Strong knowledge of footwear industry, specializing in product costing, product development, or marketing Exposure to the latest in footwear production processes and concepts Ability to understand and use financial data to make decisions and influence outcomes Ability to handle multiple projects and work in an autonomous environment with little direction or supervision. Ability to anticipate problems, offers solutions, develops strategies and addresses issues within the costing process in order to meet financial targets. Ability to travel, domestic and international as required by business needs. Qualifications Four year college or university degree with emphasis in accounting, finance or business. Minimum five years related work experience. Technical training in footwear engineering and product development/costing or production preferred
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation Ensure the availability of materials, which support the strategic marketing & design direction to enable commercial success. Finds or develops the right materials according to calendar timelines, target prices, sourcing policy, and quality standards. Key Responsibilities Be the key contact and consultant for all material related questions for all internal interfaces Key Relationships Marketing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Advanced communication skills, especially when interacting with different levels of business Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications Four year college or university degree in textile engineering or comparable degree/education< Minimum of 2-3 years work experience in the fabric production industry (knowledge of manufacturing process, fabrics, mechanical and chemical treatments)
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
GENERAL PURPOSE As a Digital Planner - LACE at adidas you are responsible for the trafficking, coordination and briefing of digital content across our key markets. Your task will be to partner with the key market in your scope of responsibility to create and share local digital plans as well as local extensions to Global toolkits with our other key markets to identity marketing opportunities and operational efficiencies. Additionally, you will establish a strong digital footprint for every season, maintain key relationships, pursue opportunities, drive digital concepts and ensure delivery timelines including reporting and performance targets within your area of responsibility. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Scope: Responsible for trafficking and coordination of digital content specific Trafficking and Coordination Collaborate with the key market in your scope of responsibility to embed agreed objectives and priorities into the digital seasonal plans. Communication Communicate trafficking reports to Global and Market functions, providing transparency on deliverables and timelines to enable the identification of marketing opportunities and operational efficiencies. Communicate with internal and external creator network to enable efficient delivery against the content guidelines.Optimization Create, implement and share planning and content best practices with global and market stakeholders. Success Measurement Track and monitor the operational efficiencies in local digital content creation and raise additional opportunities. KEY RELATIONSHIPS (Key) market teams REQUIREMENTS Education & Professional Experience Degree in business administration or comparable degree Soft-Skills Good communication skills, comfortable presenting to stakeholders at various organizational levels both in person and remotely Hard-Skills Advanced knowledge of technical and creative aspects of digital and mobile< Comfortable working with enterprise-level platforms and technologies< Advanced understanding of digital IT products and capabilities< Fluent in English both verbally and written
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
Purpose The Analyst Brand Finance supports the financial performance and delivery of key P&L components of assigned functional departments within brand adidas. Responsible for ensuring proper planning (budgeting/forecasting), reporting and management of brand investments for assigned departments. Key Responsibilities Partner with business partners and advise on detailed fund allocation and planning during budget and within fiscal year Key Relationships SVP's, VP's and Managers of Functional Teams (in particular in Portland) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent financial controlling and accounting skills Qualifications University degree in Finance, Accounting or Business One to three years experience in business or financial analysis or planning< Industry specific experience preferred< Solid accounting skills and experience preferred< Advanced Excel skills required< Familiarity with SAP and other relevant adidas and industry finance systems/analytical software a major plus
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
Purpose This position is intended to focus on the overall real estate portfolio management within the Americas region. Key Responsibilities Provide real estate coordination for adidas real estate portfolio, including managing the real estate approval and recommendation process, lease management and buy-vs-lease analysis. Key Relationships This position reports to the Senior Director CRE Region America. However, significant relationships must be developed with the FET, Global Work Places, and business unit managers to be effective. Knowledge Skills and Abilities Strong background in office and/or distribution center projects in all phase (transaction, design and construction) Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications Education: BS Degree in Architecture, Engineering or Project Management or similar background 10M< Must be comfortable in a matrixed organization with a variety of stakeholders. < Must be self-motivated and take the initiative to achieve business goals.< Significant travel (20-30%) will be required.< Significant business interruption and substantial additional expense may result from failure to achieve the requirements of this position.
adidas Spartanburg, SC, USA
Jun 29, 2019
Full time
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization: Research and resolve customer deductions and to reconcile credit and debit balances on a customer's account. Identify customer's behavioural patterns to prevent a loss of income for the adidas Group. Maintain communications with Customers, Customer Service, Logistics, EDI, Compliance, Sales, Finance, and other various departments in the organization. Key Responsibilities: Communicate with wholesale customers and internal stakeholders regarding individual account portfolios on all aspects of claims. Key Relationships: Customers Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of credit and claims processes, account reconciliation, supply chain processes, and relationship management; strong negotiation skills. Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university preferred; or two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
adidas Boston, MA, USA
Jun 24, 2019
Full time
Purpose: Responsible for supporting the execution of the annual retail marketing calendar for the Reebok Employee Store. Support with the overall marketing and traffic driving strategy that result in increased sales for the Store. Partner to build strong relationships with key business partners and represents the Store's business needs as they evolve and change. Work with B2B Manager to develop annual marketing plans in support of new and existing products that drive traffic, conversion, ADS, UPT, and brand goals. Support share and leverage data to improve invite content and delivery cadence. Key Accountabilities: Assists in executing marketing strategy and initiatives for off-site events and store events. Collaborate with cross functional teams, including Planning and Allocations, Creative, Merchandise Manager, Retail Operations, Corporate affairs, Community Relations, Internal communications, eCommerce, PR, Legal, and Marketing to ensure that planned marketing initiatives are thoroughly supported. Works closely with the employee store to proactively assess stores performance issues and develop retail marketing solutions to address, and partner to manage and track the retail marketing program on budget. Support the performance culture in the store by assisting in communication plans and rally support around marketing initiatives as well as holding peers accountable through appropriate and prompt feedback. Assists in managing the timely execution of content delivery to the site to align with overall activation calendar and marketing outreach efforts. Support in managing internal resources and external agency partners as assigned. Communicates a desire to learn and seizes all available opportunities to drive own development and increase performance. Sales Associate Meets and exceeds customer expectations and boosts sales and Brand experience by using appropriate element the adidas customer service model. Create an emotional connection with every customer by being a passionate and enthusiastic adidas Brand ambassador. Proactively seeks and incorporates basic core and seasonal product knowledge into own service approach within assigned store zones(s). Maintain an appealing, easy-to-shop environment for customer by consistently executing visual merchandising and housekeeping standards. Minimize loss by actively maintaining sales floor awareness while serving customers. Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Excellent time management and problem solving skills as well as the ability to use good judgment and make independent decisions. Demonstrate an inspirational attitude that contributes to a positive team environment. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with team members along with willingness to set and maintain high standards of performance. Ability to speak, read, comprehend, and write English Ability to maintain reliable and consistent attendance and punctuality. Strong brand understanding and delivering a premium consumer experience is critical in this role Forward thinking, innovative mindset Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong and flexible personality, to build relationships Understanding of sporting goods industry and related retail channels a plus Strong understanding of email planning and execution. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and operate a Brannock device. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Qualifications: High School diploma or general education degree (GED) Minimum 6 months experience working in a sports/fashion customer & commercial focused retail environment. Advanced selling experience and comprehensive product, retail and industry understanding as well as supervisory experience.
adidas Calabasas, CA, USA
Jun 23, 2019
Full time
Purpose Manage the footwear product development process by supporting the respective Business Unit(s) and directly interact with Tier 1 supply partners. Provide an effective transition of footwear designs from prototyping into production. This role combines the aspect of actively executing the professional content of a Project Manager with managerial responsibilities. Key Responsibilities 70% professional content Translate design vision and consumer needs into products which support the Business Units' product strategy. Engineer workable prototypes which address desired function, cosmetics, market appeal and manufacturability and meet adidas quality standards. Communicate all necessary information and coordinate all necessary tasks that support on time Color Way Activation for all assigned projects. Manage the direct development process between HQ and Tier1 partners in a collaborative, effective and result oriented manner to achieve optimum results for your area of responsibility. Take ownership for the entire project management process for assigned products, with an emphasis on quality product development and timely completion of all tasks in accordance with the applicable product creation calendar. Drive the inception of new and innovative footwear designs, components, processes, materials and concepts into a manufacturable and marketable finished product Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with key relationships as listed below. Ensure that all materials, processes and development samples are fully tested to ensure adherence to adidas' quality standards. Manage the direct development process for your area of responsibility, by actively engaging with your team members as well as Tier 1 counter parts to understand and help resolving business critical issues in an effective, collaborative and result oriented manner. Own an increased responsibility for model level product costing by ensuring that all activities that are necessary to align with Design, Marketing and Tier 1 partners in achieving cost and margin targets for your area of responsibility, take place. Assume an increased responsibility to ensure that the delegation of BOM data entry and maintenance at Tier1 suppliers yield optimum results within your area of responsibility. Assume an increased responsibility to ensure that design information is at a level which allows and enables an optimized use of design information for tech. package creation at HQ and/or Tier 1 in the context of the direct development process. Organizational tasks and communication responsibilities including Sample Request Form completion and use of the adidas Product Data Management System (where necessary and applicable); Management of the Colour Way Activation (CWA) Process. Actively collaborate with the Team Lead Technical Management to prioritize resources (at Tier 1 suppliers and internally) versus work load. 30% Managerial Content Establishes a team-based culture where effective teamwork and identification with team are key. Evaluates the competencies and job performance of his/her subordinates on a regular basis with regard to performance and potential e.g. PEP and TLU. Allocate project work to team taking into consideration experience, product complexity and workload. Provide input to Senior PM on areas of concern within team and identify opportunities for improvement. Actively mentor and support your team members to further their growth in all aspects of the professional content of the project management role. Set objectives and evaluate performance of your direct reports Grow into a managerial role by supervising the respective team and taking on additional management responsibility and tasks as agreed upon with the Senior Development manager. KEY RELATIONSHIPS Marketing Design a.i.t Tier 1 supply partners Material Development Product Creation Technology Sourcing Fit and Wear Test Department Quality Assurance Costing Supply Chain Management Customs Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to manage and motivate a team. Basic understanding of costing principles. Technical training in footwear engineering and product development; knowledge of sourcing. Ability to create, plan and deliver presentations. Fluent in English; German an advantage. MS Office skills. Qualifications Four year college or university degree. At least 5 years of related work experience in the athletic footwear industry, specializing in product development, design and / or marketing. Proven record of accomplishment in the field of footwear development.
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Jun 23, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE Supports the financial analysis and KPI measurements for assigned Sales Office or Key Account(s). Acts as business partner to assigned Sales leader. Provides reporting and analysis of performance against plan to ensure goals are achieved. Collaborates with Wholesale Finance team on cross functional and strategic projects including but not limited to influencing decision making and outcomes related to business risks and opportunities. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Prepares and performs advanced analysis for assigned Sales Office or Key Account(s). Creates timely and accurate monthly forecasts. Aligns with sales partners to properly reflect risk and opportunities. Collaborates with Sr. Finance Manager to plan and budget key components of assigned Sales Office or Key Account P&L. Leads regular reviews with assigned Sales Office or Key Account(s). Researches and provides creative solutions to ensure KPIs are achieved. Ensures financial but also non-financial managers are provided top notch and highly accurate information and analysis to make their business decisions. Contribute to the development of standardized best practices. Manages and participates in cross functional projects as required. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Demonstrated analytical skills, comfort with Finance and/or Accounting principles and good understanding and experience with financial KPIs (retail math and retail financial drivers preferred). Ability to think cross functionally, join data from various sources and develop solutions in a fast-paced environment. Ability to be detail oriented and manage multiple priorities to accomplish assignments simultaneously under tight timelines. Ability to effectively present information and provide recommendations to managers, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, sales reps, peers, and customers. Advanced skills in Excel. Strongly proficient skills in Word, PowerPoint, MicroStrategy and Tableau (or other business intelligence tools). QUALIFICATIONS University degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or similar field. Five plus years of experience in sales, business or financial analysis or planning Industry specific experience preferred. Familiarity and working knowledge of accounting principles associated with P&L statements Advanced excel skills required Familiarity with SAP and other relevant adidas and industry Finance systems/analytical software a major plus