adidas

adidas Portland, OR, USA
May 18, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE As a US Manager Digital Analytics at adidas you are responsible for delivering cutting-edge analytics services to stakeholders, enabling them to make fact-based decisions. Based on multiple data sources, you manage the generation of insights that help adidas understand consumer behavior and related business performance to ultimately help drive sales. In collaboration with your team you inform the adidas digital market strategy and provide the factual basis for future consumer experiences and related demand and site development. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Scope: Accountable for a specific digital analytics practice Analytics Contribute to continuous development of the analytics practice in scope, including service portfolio evolution and aligned to global frameworks for focus areas assigned to you. Potential focus areas are: Digital Business Performance analytics Digital Operational Analytics (Forecasting, SLAs, Returns, Trading & Data Governance) Digital Experience Analytics Digital Analytics Projects Manage demand for insights and analytics. Conduct collection, tracking, mining and analysis of data and the generation of fact-based insights using multiple data sources. Provide analytics services to stakeholders within the eCom market. Ensure analytics results drive consumer experience and business impact and help achieve market sales plans. Execute assigned projects in areas such as analytics implementation, database integration, tag management, qualitative data, etc. Consulting Support stakeholders in your area of responsibility in the use of digital analytics to define goals, select appropriate KPIs, monitor performance and derive trends and opportunities. Provide stakeholders with actionable recommendations and calls for action based on your gathered insights. Translate gathered insights into engaging, actionable and easy to digest insights presentations. Maintain a strong stakeholder network with high level of trust that facilitates action-ability of insights. Implement and use data driven decision processes, in line with a fact-based decision culture. Reporting Co-initiate and help implement new reporting structures or refine existing structures within your area of responsibility in alignment with Global Digital Analytics Frameworks and Data Governance. Help distill best practice guidance to other markets and other adidas stakeholders to maximize the use of analytics capabilities. Innovation Build a strong internal and external network, informing the adidas Digital Analytics community on the latest trends and technological advances. KEY RELATIONSHIPS eCom Market teams DBC Global Digital Analytics REQUIREMENTS Education & Professional Experience University degree in the field of Business or equivalent 5+ years of experience in Digital Analytics Advanced experience of digital marketing in a brand environment Experience in eCommerce environment Basic experience in leading a team is a plus Soft-Skills A passion for delivering data-based recommendations for quantifiable improvements in business results and consumer satisfaction. Strong communication skills, comfortable presenting complex topics to stakeholders at various organizational levels both in person and remotely Strong skills and story-telling People management skills are a plus Hard-Skills Advanced experience with BI, Financial, Merchandising processes, tools and KPIs Advanced experience with analytics tools and disciplines (web, eCom, social, mobile, sentiment, paid media, SEO, SEM, CRM, SQL etc.). Advanced experience with visualization techniques. Proven project management skills, including the ability to lead projects or work on several projects simultaneously Proficient in MS Office, Alteryx and MSS Fluent English both verbally and written
adidas Portland, OR, USA
May 12, 2019
Full time
GENERAL PURPOSE As a US Manager Digital Analytics at adidas you are responsible for delivering cutting-edge analytics services to stakeholders, enabling them to make fact-based decisions. Based on multiple data sources, you manage the generation of insights that help adidas understand consumer behavior and related business performance to ultimately help drive sales. In collaboration with your team you inform the adidas digital market strategy and provide the factual basis for future consumer experiences and related demand and site development. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Scope: Accountable for a specific digital analytics practice Analytics Contribute to continuous development of the analytics practice in scope, including service portfolio evolution and aligned to global frameworks for focus areas assigned to you. Potential focus areas are: Digital Business Performance analytics Digital Operational Analytics (Forecasting, SLAs, Returns, Trading & Data Governance) Digital Experience Analytics Digital Analytics Projects Manage demand for insights and analytics. Conduct collection, tracking, mining and analysis of data and the generation of fact-based insights using multiple data sources. Provide analytics services to stakeholders within the eCom market. Ensure analytics results drive consumer experience and business impact and help achieve market sales plans. Execute assigned projects in areas such as analytics implementation, database integration, tag management, qualitative data, etc. Consulting Support stakeholders in your area of responsibility in the use of digital analytics to define goals, select appropriate KPIs, monitor performance and derive trends and opportunities. Provide stakeholders with actionable recommendations and calls for action based on your gathered insights. Translate gathered insights into engaging, actionable and easy to digest insights presentations. Maintain a strong stakeholder network with high level of trust that facilitates action-ability of insights. Implement and use data driven decision processes, in line with a fact-based decision culture. Reporting Co-initiate and help implement new reporting structures or refine existing structures within your area of responsibility in alignment with Global Digital Analytics Frameworks and Data Governance. Help distill best practice guidance to other markets and other adidas stakeholders to maximize the use of analytics capabilities. Innovation Build a strong internal and external network, informing the adidas Digital Analytics community on the latest trends and technological advances. KEY RELATIONSHIPS eCom Market teams DBC Global Digital Analytics REQUIREMENTS Education & Professional Experience University degree in the field of Business or equivalent 5+ years of experience in Digital Analytics Advanced experience of digital marketing in a brand environment Experience in eCommerce environment Basic experience in leading a team is a plus Soft-Skills A passion for delivering data-based recommendations for quantifiable improvements in business results and consumer satisfaction. Strong communication skills, comfortable presenting complex topics to stakeholders at various organizational levels both in person and remotely Strong skills and story-telling People management skills are a plus Hard-Skills Advanced experience with BI, Financial, Merchandising processes, tools and KPIs Advanced experience with analytics tools and disciplines (web, eCom, social, mobile, sentiment, paid media, SEO, SEM, CRM, SQL etc.). Advanced experience with visualization techniques. Proven project management skills, including the ability to lead projects or work on several projects simultaneously Proficient in MS Office, Alteryx and MSS Fluent English both verbally and written
adidas Portland, OR, USA
May 12, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE The assistant manager platform operations will support for oversight of all the day to day business operations. The role will also support the local eCom market in technical discussions with Global IT, Digital Brand Commerce, Digital Sals Solutions, etc. in order to provide relevant INPUT and eventually EXECUTE for the day to day business. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Business KPI Definition and Monitoring Support local operations to input into global operations best practice definition, communication, monitoring strategy etc. Support business KPI's and SLA's - e.g website checkout shipping options, legal preferences and monitor these KPI's Support setting business logic configurations across various platforms - commerce cloud, product information master etc. Project Management Support operationally focused projects or enhancement requests with our local & global teams Day to Day Operations Support as first level of escalation for local market business functions Monitor & coordinate with IT Service Managers for ticket resolution and relay communications to relevant stakeholders Ensure the success of the eCommerce Platform operations strategy through constant monitoring of the operational KPI's (conversion, checkout drop-off, transaction fees and order processing) Support in managing ecommerce data across all the different platforms (inventory, shipping costs etc.) - support the accuracy, timeliness and consistency of the data as per business requirements Education and Stakeholder management Become subject matter expert on the platform capabilities Provide creative solutions to push the envelope of the platform capabilities Educate the internal eCommerce Stakeholders as well as other teams in the market (supply chain, retail, Brand etc.) on the platform capabilities KEY RELATIONSHIPS Local Teams - Supply Chain, Customer Service, Brand Activation, Store Operations, Newsroom and Media teams, Retail IT partners Global Teams - Digital Brand Commerce, Global IT, Digital Sales Solutions External Teams - External vendors KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Basic presentation and communication (verbal and written) skills across different levels within a global organization Analytical mind-set and innovative thinker Knowledge of eCommerce platforms and processes preferred Organized and able to communicate and educate non-technical stakeholders Capable to work in a team environment and coordinate multiple tasks QUALIFICATIONS College/University degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science or Business/Marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience 1-2 years of eCommerce / retail / digital experience Basic to intermediate knowledge of web analytics tools Beginner experience using of MS-Excel, MS-Word and MS-PowerPoint
adidas Portland, OR, USA
May 12, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION This position is end to end responsible to ensure that all data needed for the eCommerce post order processes including order management, fulfillment, inventory management are complete and correct and that data and order transfer between the systems is running as expected. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Manage stakeholders across eCom, SCM, IT to deliver best in class post order operations practices Drive different aspects of order management, fulfilment, inventory management for adidas.com Analyze and identify improvements in order fulfilment process Troubleshoot and help with issue resolution by following the established ticketing processes Manage the end to end order flow within the OMS Lead cross functional improvement projects to optimize the E2E order flow Manage article master data interfaces and take action when necessary Responsible to create reports and run analyses within the entire eCom backend system landscape Accountable that all teams are maintaining prices and tax changes Manage and delegate temp/intern department resources KEY RELATIONSHIPS IT department Consumer and User Experience Teams SCM and Warehouse Teams Logistics and Transport Team Site Operations Customer Servicer Analytics Global eCom Teams External vendors Legal & Tax department eCommerce IT and project management teams Government agencies KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong problem solving and analytical skills Strong IT skills with experience in order management systems preferred Strong MS office skills, with an emphasis on Excel Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and in writing, to interact effectively and efficiently across departments with various levels of management Fluent in English (written and spoken) Ability to be detail oriented and manage multiple priorities under tight timelines Ability to quickly adapt to changing business processes and business partners Aptitude for learning new software applications REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS University degree preferred 2-4 years of experience in eCommerce, Supply chain management, reporting or analysis Industry specific experience preferred
adidas Portland, OR, USA
May 12, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION This position is responsible to ensure that all data needed for the eCommerce post order processes including order management, fulfillment, inventory management are complete and correct and that data and order transfer between the systems is running as expected. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Support day to day activities related to different aspects of order management, fulfilment, inventory management for adidas.com Monitoring pre-established KPI's using different tools and processes Troubleshoot and help with issue resolution by following the ticketing processes Support end to end reporting for post order processes Participate in cross functional improvement projects to optimize the E2E order flow Ensure data accuracy and resolve problems w.r.t data to ensure smooth order processing Work with customer service teams to solve problems with consumer orders Monitor backorders, stuck orders, inventory discrepancies and work in escalating and resolving the problems KEY RELATIONSHIPS IT department Consumer and User Experience Teams SCM and Warehouse Teams Logistics and Transport Team Site Operations Customer Service Analytics Global eCom Teams External vendors Legal & Tax department eCommerce IT and project management teams Government agencies KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Strong problem solving and analytical skills Strong IT skills with experience in order management systems preferred Strong MS office skills, with an emphasis on Excel Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and in writing, to interact effectively and efficiently across departments with various levels of management Fluent in English (written and spoken) Ability to be detail oriented and manage multiple priorities under tight timelines Ability to quickly adapt to changing business processes and business partners Aptitude for learning new software applications REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS University degree preferred 2-4 years of experience in eCommerce, Supply chain management, reporting or analysis
adidas Portland, OR, USA
May 12, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE The manager platform operations is responsible for managing the day to day business operations. The role will also have responsibilities to represent the local eCom market in technical discussions with Global IT, Digital Brand Commerce, Digital Sales Solutions, etc. in order to provide INPUT and eventually EXECUTE for the day to day business. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Business KPI Definition and Monitoring Actively participate in providing input into global operations best practice definition, communication, monitoring strategy etc. Assist in defining business KPI's and SLA's - e.g website checkout shipping options, legal preferences and monitor these KPI's Assist in defining and drive business logic configurations across various platforms - commerce cloud, product information master etc. Project Management Manage various tasks supporting operationally focused projects or enhancement requests with our local & global teams Day to Day Operations Act as first level of escalation for local market business functions Actively partner with IT Service Managers for ticket prioritization & resolution and relay communications to relevant stakeholders Ensure the success of the eCommerce Platform operations strategy through constant monitoring of the operational KPI's (conversion, checkout drop-off, transaction fees and order processing) Manage ecommerce data across all the different platforms (inventory, shipping costs etc.) - manage the accuracy, timeliness and consistency of the data as per business requirements Education and Stakeholder management Become subject matter expert on the platform capabilities Provide creative solutions to push the envelope of the platform capabilities Educate the internal eCommerce Stakeholders as well as other teams in the market (supply chain, retail, Brand etc.) on the platform capabilities KEY RELATIONSHIPS Local Teams - Supply Chain, Customer Service, Brand Activation, Store Operations, Newsroom and Media teams, Retail IT partners Global Teams - Digital Brand Commerce, Global IT, Digital Sales Solutions External Teams - External vendors KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Strong presentation and communication (verbal and written) skills across different levels within a global organization Analytical mind-set and innovative thinker Knowledge of eCommerce platforms and processes preferred Organized and able to communicate and educate non-technical stakeholders Ability to work independently towards common goals and agreed deadlines Capable to work in a team environment and coordinate multiple tasks with conflicting priorities QUALIFICATIONS College/University degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science or Business/Marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience 3-4 years of eCommerce / retail / digital experience 1+ years of working experience in a leading role in an online consumer-facing high-transaction environment Relevant experience in order management, technical issue resolution, AGILE, product management is a plus Basic to intermediate knowledge of web analytics tools Experience in leading teams Practical experience and of MS-Excel, MS-Word and MS-PowerPoint
adidas Portland, OR, USA
May 11, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE To ensure that commercial and business relationships and engagements with suppliers are handled according to policies, commercials, risks and procurement area related best practices for the Marketing category. This role is also responsible for maximizing the profitability and compliance, within the category, by managing the sourcing process for all services. Developing and facilitating procurement category strategies, while ensuring visibility and transparency of spend, will be the key function of this role. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Support and manage the development and execution of Marketing procurement categories related strategies in alignment with senior management and relevant Business Partners and their Brand objectives. Build business relationships and effectively partner with the relevant stakeholders and the related supplier base Drive and support the creation and implementation of sourcing and supplier strategies and ensure compliance with procurement policies, standards and guidelines Development and management of the Marketing agencies roster in collaboration with key stakeholders Lead agency selection/pitch processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate up to final authorization of contracts and purchase orders within the organization and Brand signature policy Lead and participate in cross-functional teams in defined procurement and general development projects as well as pro-actively supporting other team members in their tasks and activities Drive, lead and support supplier selection (tender) processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate contracts up to final authorization including dispute resolution, approving and qualifying vendors, financial terms etc. Continuous learning and development of procurement knowledge and methodologies driving innovation and continuous improvement within the procurement function Act as an ambassador of procurement within the organization KEY RELATIONSHIPS Internal: Marketing team, Finance & Group Procurement External: Suppliers & Agencies: Executives, Key Account Managers & Legal Council KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, such as TCO and life cycle of products/services, business partnering Knowledge of supply base within the Marketing Services landscape and availability of products/services, bottleneck criteria (market and pricing), cost levers, new technologies and procedural best practices Knowledge of brand strategy and application in marketing Proven ability to drive category strategy and setup agency selection and management Ability to support and develop sourcing strategies in order to face market trends Knowledge and experience in stakeholders and supplier relationship management, Employment Contracts, Work-Labor Contracts, Claim Management, Liability, Warranty and (inter)national procurement related legislation Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management Capability to independently interact throughout the organization Project management knowledge and experience Proficiency in MS Office, SAP/SRM a plus Fluent in English, spoken and written International, diverse mindset QUALIFICATIONS A Bachelor's degree from a 4-year accredited college or university with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, MBA is a plus. Minimum 3-5 years working experience, preferably in a procurement environment with project or supplier management exposure
adidas Boston, MA, USA
May 04, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE The Master Data Associate Manager is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and consistency of all product meta data with an understanding of its impact on the overall customer experience. Master data is the backbone of Reebok.com and this role is critical to the success of the business. You will work closely with Site Merchandising, Platforms & Operations and Buying teams to ensure all products are coded with accurate information a consumer needs when shopping. We are looking for someone who is EXTREMELY DETAIL-ORIENTED as the data that you will be responsible for is visible to the consumer (i.e. your work must be accurate so that the information the consumer sees is accurate). This person should have strong problem-solving skills and be solution-oriented as he/she will also be responsible for trouble-shooting any on-site errors or issues. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Oversee and own all master data responsibilities for US Reebok.com Proactively monitor product range reports, which include newly ranged product to be set-up, changes in launch dates, and special product launches Analyze site metrics and related data to identify opportunities to improve customer experience Coordinate the production of images, product copy by working with cross-functional partners and ensure everything is produced on time for launch Set up the product master data with speed and accuracy, which involves the creation of product landing pages, filters, pricing, sizes, images and product copy in collaboration with Category Management and Digital Marketing Enrich product filters using data sources or thinking outside the box when product information does not exist Identify and solve issues with product presentation on-site or within the product systems in a fast and solution-oriented manner Work in an organized and structured manner that allows for the flexibility to manage ad hoc tasks and requests that could range from providing status updates on product launches to online readiness to last minute campaign changes Ability to make connections about product coding and where and how it will show up online to the consumer KEY RELATIONSHIPS Consumer Experience Team Global Asset Creation Team Site Operations Global IT KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Extremely detail-oriented Data driven mindset. If you do not have a passion for data, this role is not for you. A desire to meticulously ensure that every aspect of the product launch is fulfilled. Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills - balancing ad hoc request and regular work is a daily occurrence. A strong understanding of digital presentation. Experience with product data management systems Excellent problem-solving skills - able to identify, analyze and propose solutions to various technical and business issues. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, "self-starter" environment. Ability to work independently and be a solution-based thinker. REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university. Two years related experience. Previous experience with master data preferred.
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Apr 27, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE To ensure perfect planning and execution of the brand communication plans in the US, to reach brand KPI targets with full cooperation of BU, global and US Comms. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Lead and Assist in strategic planning phase of the brand communication activities for the US in close collaboration with the Brand Communications Director Align with BU team to develop a yearly calendar of product launches and stories Lead in the development of strategic plan, calendar, and tool kits to inform own retail, ecomm and Key Account planning and execution Responsible for driving the creation of a comprehensive multi-dimensional brand plan to be used to inform all brand activation interphases (Campaigns, Key Cities, Newsrooms, Events, Grassroots, SPOMA,) Responsible for the daily management of internal and external resources (agencies) in campaign briefings and execution Maintain a deep operational relationship with MFCs, BUs and channel heads to ensure full coordination of brand activities and compliance with brand activation calendar Maintain close strategic ties with global category counterparts to inform global asset creation ensuring all local BU needs are met Where necceisary lead in creation of tool kits to support local BU priorities in close partnership with global colleagues Lead a cross functional team of Digital Marketing, ISC, Events, Social and Newsroom to ensure a consistant and consumer relevant message is brought to life in the US market across all key touchpoints Manage consumer knowledge and competition knowledge tools and processes with internal and external partners Deliver post-campaign evaluation performance by conducting or coordinating research and tracking project development and collating results into regular quality reports. Manage the category brand budgets and influence the direction of co-op budgets behind related initiatives KEY RELATIONSHIPS Brand Communictions Leaders & Counterparts BU Leads BU GTM NAM Key Cities EIM Trade Marketing Digtal Marketing Event Marketing VM (in comms) Spoma Global Brand Comms leads Agencies KPIS Brand KPI's Market share (by category / country) quality of tools and reporting Execution excellence in brand concepts/stories KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Manager with significant marketing knowledge and experience in sport and/or fashion/lifestyle categories. Fluent in English (writing and verbal) A team player with strong interpersonal skills High level of organization with a structured, methodical way of working Advanced skills across all Microsoft office software Good at building relationships across a variety of levels Strong negotiation skills QUALIFICATIONS 4 years + broad marketing experience across all areas 2 years+ experience managing communications in a leading sports/and or fashion brand environment Degree educated preferably in a Marketing discipline
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Apr 27, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION Leads and manages a team of product developers in the creation and commercialization of footwear, apparel and accessories for our Statement and Originals Collabs Team. Individual will work closely with Statement Designers, external collaboration partners and inline off-calendar teams to develop pinnacle products. Actively monitors development calendars to ensure deadlines, costing KPIs and quality standards are met. Acts as an advocate for product integrity by working closely with cross functional creation center teams as well as all related support services. Person is a champion for product and material innovation/exploration in Statement and Collabs. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure achievement of goals and objectives set by the business unit through partnership with Marketing and Design Proactively communicate on an on-going basis with team, supervisors and cross functional teams to ensure a smooth product development process Provide direction and inspire the team to ensure both the creation and commercialization processes are synergized with focus on results Research new technologies and materials and communicate to Design and Marketing on new potential development options Work closely with off-calendar team to drive new constructions and materials to be adopted in seasonal product Drive and execute key initiatives and provide input to short, mid and long term planning and budgeting Coordinate with Sourcing Team to review product needs and to determine appropriate sourcing direction based on quality, delivery and price Supervise the costing process to achieve the best possible cost throughout the creation process Communicate to internal and external teams seasonal product initiatives, process changes and longer-term category vision Ensure continuous product and process improvement with emphasis on developing products in accordance with the operating calendar Be responsible for Buy Ready/CWA performance through strong interfaces with Marketing, Design, Materials Development, pattern and Tooling (Technical Services, Materials, Merchandising and Production) Be responsible for monitoring and continuously improving workload and organizational efficiency Allocate/delegate the different products/projects to the respective development teams considering experience, product complexity and workload Lead the seasonal pre-allocation process based on service and product needs Provide team with clear direction, projects and targets that are aligned with business needs and GOPS objectives Create a motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are challenged, coached, trained and provided with career opportunities KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation (small and large groups) skills Ability to deliver effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to diverse audiences Ability to think strategically, anticipate and define problems, synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions Ability to think end-to-end with a global mindset Ability to manage through change, make decisions and act comfortably with risk and uncertainty Ability to provide a clear framework for performance to direct reports Ability to coach, guide, manage and develop a team Good understanding of sourcing allocation impact on product from a quality and cost perspective Fluent in English (written and spoken) Strong IT skills ( MS office, PDM, CAD ) Travel, domestic and international as required by business needs REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Four-year college or university degree with emphasis on clothing technology and/or manufacturing Minimum 10-15 years of progressive work experience in the footwear, apparel and textile industry, preferably with experience in both Brand HQs and Asia 10-15 years of experience in Merchandising, Production and Development 5-10 years of experience managing a team
adidas New York, NY, USA
Apr 27, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE Implement specific product and brand direction for focus categories within specific key accounts. Lead sell-in and sell-through for those categories along with retail activation and the merchandising team to achieve profitable growth with the account. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Using strong business acumen and retail math abilities drive the top and bottom line number for the account. Drive account growth and profitability by assessing and building on areas of momentum; capitalize on product/pricing opportunities and course correct with innovative sales tactics to improve sales performance with account. Develop strategic sales plan for complex retail accounts leveraging account insight and goals to achieve sales targets and align with brand and category objectives. Leverage market and competitor trends along with buyer preferences at the category level to build strategic sales plan Based on specific product and brand direction for focus categories at account lead the sell in and especially sell through process in collaboration with marketing and retail Collaborate with marketing and retail activation partners to drive sell through programs at the account Develop and maintain strong relationships with all internal departments and assigned key accounts based on respect Deliver on time reporting and forecasting for all required reports and documents to appropriate parties Manage all credit claims and issues to resolution Manage, track and resolve all customer compliance issues regarding freight claims, charge-backs, shipping violations, RTV and DFA KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of key metric levers and how to use them to create increased profitability and sales for both adidas and its' retail partners. Ability to apply financial data to make decisions and influence outcomes. This includes margins, retail math, forecast/projections, probability and statistical inference, fractions, percentages, ratios, etc. Ability to lay out practical and logical assortment plans based on retail space, inventory turn, and sell through Ability to portray a confident and winning attitude in challenging business interactions. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence outcomes with both internal and external contacts. Proven background that reflects being results-oriented Agile and confident communication skills with internal and external business partners. Experience working across a wide range of business partners on projects Ability to make "on the spot" decisions Ability to effectively interact with all levels of business via phone, written communication and in person Strong presentation skills. Effectiveness in a variety of formal presentation settings within and outside of the company. The ability to command attention and manage group process during the presentation. Can change tactics midstream when something isn't working without audience noticing. Ability to understand and incorporate all levels of brand marketing plans and ideals in to presentations Ability to tell a holistic story verses taking a transactional approach. Merchandising and planning skills, and the ability to create merchandise plans based on sell through targets. Ability to enhance consumer interaction/experience at our retail partners. Strong understanding of retail sales practices Advanced computer skills ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Ability to lift and carry samples and bags weighing up to 25 lbs. Ability to travel up to 50% Passion for sport. QUALIFICATIONS Four year degree preferably in Business, Marketing, Advertising or a related field. Minimum five years of field sales experience, preferably with key accounts within a consumer goods company in the sporting goods industry. The equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
adidas Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 27, 2019
Full time
In June 2016, adidas and KANYE WEST announced the most significant partnership ever created between a non-athlete and an athletic brand. Working with KANYE WEST, the YEEZY team leads the development and creation of all YEEZY products and experiences, uniting adidas' innovation and performance expertise with KANYE WEST's creative vision. Empowering creators to create the new has always been what adidas has been about. Join us to lead this journey. PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION: Drive the overall optimization of product value (engineered cost) and profitability. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Be a key contributor to Creation Center growth and profitability by gaining a full understanding of its business potential, anticipating requirements and proposing cost-based solutions to achieve Brand adidas objectives In collaboration with Sourcing, Global Planning and Development, contribute to allocation strategies to ensure margin maximization in investigating potential of new sources and trade agreements for assigned global Business Unit Ensure availability of costing performance results for global Business Unit at each key milestone for quantitative assessment to facilitate product value/margin/FOB discussion with cross-functional teams, recommend tactical actions/adjustment in season Act as a consultant partner within the respective Creation Center team Provide on demand day to day costing support within the respective Creation Center Provide technical costing expertise to engineer product to cost and enable design to profitability Strategically manage globally assigned cost drivers and develop an E2E costing framework to enable saving opportunities and ensure cost optimization by creating a fact based and predictable costing environment Develop costing tools and deliver training programs to Marketing, Design and Development to optimize product value and align target and cost and throughout the product creation process Support the definition and the monitoring of product costing performance and costing process performance at the key development stages by setting the framework, the KPIs and the communication process Support development or enhancement of systems and process to ensure costing requirements are met and to improve costing performance KEY RELATIONSHIPS: · Design, Marketing and Brand Operations - Development , Materials, Pattern Maker · LO/OC Merchandising, Technical Services and Costing · T1 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: · Knowledge of material construction · Strong understanding of cost drivers · Strong knowledge of production footwear construction and manufacturing · Expert knowledge of cost driver management within a supplier and the entire supply chain · Good understanding of end2end costing/sourcing process · Effective communication and negotiation skills · Strong analytical and problem solving skills · Understanding of the respective vision and strategy for the brands. Ability to communicate to LO/OC/T1 the vision and strategy as well as success criteria needed from sourcing and T1 teams · Fluent in English (written and spoken) · Strong IT skills (MS Office) and ability to work with Product Data Management Systems · Domestic and International Travel as required REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: · Four-year college or university degree in clothing technology and/or manufacturing or comparable education · Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in footwear industry
adidas Boston, MA, USA
Apr 26, 2019
Full time
The Associate Manager of Affiliate Marketing drives the strategy and execution of the company's Affiliate Marketing program and is responsible for the revenue, cost, and ROI for these programs in colloboration with additional online marketing channels as needed including: Paid Search, SEO, Display, and Comparison Shopping. Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Manage our Affiliate programs to drive towards exceeding our key performance metrics and customer acquisition goals Responsible for top and bottom line growth of Affiliate program to achieve sales, ROI, and total contribution goals Drive testing, reporting, optimization and analysis of Affiliate channel to identify key levers and opportunities for improvement Work cross-functionally with other teams (ex. Merchandising, Product, Brand, Analytics, Content) to achieve mutual goals Work with the tight-knit eCommerce marketing team to work together towards exceeding total eCommerce top and bottom line targets Research and analyze competitor programs Manage affiliate agency relationship and budget Help establish and manage channel partnerships and affiliate relationships to expand acquisition channels Support coordination and execution of other online marketing channels and programs as needed including: Paid Search, SEO, Display, and Comparison Shopping Minimum Qualifications 2-4 years of affiliate marketing experience Experience with Affiliate Programs and agency management Solid Microsoft Excel skills Strong analytical skills Competitive drive, strong work ethic, and motivation to learn, grow and succeed. Ability to multi-task and prioritize variable workload. Adaptable and ability to thrive in fast-paced environment University degree or equivalent within tech field or in Digital or E-Marketing. Fluent written and verbal English communication skills
adidas Portland, OR, USA
Apr 26, 2019
Full time
PURPOSE Directs the performance of the adidas US Wholesale Sales Planning team and acts as a key partner to the both the Sales Management team and external Wholesale Customers. Ensures integrity and continuous improvement of the end-to-end process management of Sales Planning within adidas US by collaborating with accounts and key stakeholders to develop and manage financial and merchandise plans for key accounts across categories, genders and business units. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Directs the team to develop and manage topline account plans across departments, categories and genders for Strategic (StAP / 3 year plan), annual and seasonal plans. Strategizes cross functionally to optimize operational execution to drive sales performance and improvement of Net Sales and DCC with a primary focus on collaboration with Business Units, Demand Planning, and Strategy. Develop sustainable and profitable growth and healthy inventory productivity for adidas and accounts by leveraging aligned open to buy strategy and joint planning processes. Strategically identify potential opportunities or risk assessment against sellout/inventory plans developing actionable recommendations for execution. Identifies, prioritizes and manages to resolution business process improvements working closely cross functionally with Senior Leaders across multiple divisions. Direct sales planning initiatives and team to ensure pro-active analyses on product performance and planning to minimize inventory risk and maximize customer performance. Initiate a joint sales plan for the US market. Challenge, validate and input into the Market Strategy and track and monitor implementation. Provide overall holistic market feedback based on sell through to Strategy Team as part of Global Board requests. Close coordination with Business Strategy team to ensure successful future planning. Provides leadership and consultation for direct reports through the sharing of best practice techniques and mentoring ensuring a people first culture. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Thinks strategically, synthesizes complex data and develops creative and innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment. Detail-oriented and manages multiple priorities to accomplish assignments simultaneously under tight timelines, while able to adapt to a changing business environment. Strong business acumen as it relates to a wholesale commercial business, understanding retailer KPIs and how to influence them positively. Presents information and interacts effectively with senior executives, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, peers and customers. Promotes a team-first environment, where everyone can openly contribute, and ensures appropriate balance for team members. Strong people management and influential leadership skills to coach, manage, motivate and develop direct reports. Excellent collaboration skills with proven project management skills both in approach and execution. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Microsoft Office Skills: Basic to Advanced Language Skills: English fluent QUALIFICATIONS University degree in business administration with focus on Sales/Marketing, MBA preferred Broad based operational business experience with progressive responsibility with a minimum of seven years. Proven track record of influential leadership skills with a minimum of seven years. Industry-specific experience preferred
adidas Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 26, 2019
Full time
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization Manage complex and innovative projects and/or the product development process for innovative, technical and complex styles from seasonal kick off through to commercialization. Collaborate with internal and external teams and suppliers to provide effective transition from brief/design through to development "buy-ready" commercialisation, on time, within the agreed margin parameter and at the required quality standards. Key Responsibilities - project and process management Manage complex and innovative projects or complex and technically challenging products across different functions and Business Units Proactively research new technologies (and materials) to drive innovation in cooperation with Futures and communicate to the x-functional team on new development opportunities Plan, manage and communicate development calendars, manage external partner for "stand-alone" product categories Specify new processes or standards for Apparel Operations based on Product Operations Apparel strategy Develop guidelines and handbooks on these processes/standards and manage their roll-out and implementation across all functions and BUs Act as the x-functional/cross-BU Business Champion/Go-to person for a specific topic (e.g. Down, Seamless, etc.) Actively develop and maintain a knowledge platform for sharing experiences and technologies with the x-functional teams and across different BUs Train and educate x-functional teams across BU on Business Champion topics Manage the onboarding process for new team members Guide and mentor junior team members Key Responsibilities - product creation Communicate all necessary information to Marketing, Design, Suppliers and LO/OC to ensure the effective and efficient creation of outstanding product Ensure target price and product designs are aligned through predictive costing. Review, validate and approve T1 costing information throughout the entire creation process. Ensure compliance to agreed standards. Negotiate with T1 as needed Manage handover from design to T1 to ensure that all information provided to T1 is complete. Manage T1 feedback to design and marketing and incorporate where quality or cost can be improved without sacrificing product aesthetics Ensures timely and accurate data entry by T1 regarding AD/BOM, costing or other data as required at calendar milestones Evaluate all prototypes for compliance with AD, manages fit approval/size specification, approval of color, accessories and materials. Manage comments to T1 Ensure that all materials and accessories as well as prototypes are tested and adhere to adidas quality, safety and A01 standards. Manage quality exceptions with senior management as needed If required, review size sets for accuracy of measurements and merchantability of complete size range including logo placement and fit. (LO/OC to approve size sets not requested by CC and to review size sets approved by CC after buy ready release) Review and sign off sealing sample with complete AD including all related documents prior to buy ready dates. Ensure full conformity to published policies to ensure a final legal AD for final product Researches innovation from market or supply chain as far as garment construction, pattern/fit, embellishment, trims. Work cross functionally with BOPS teams, Futures, Sourcing and T1/T2 to implement into product creation Key Relationships Design, Marketing and Brand Operations - Development, Materials, Costing, Pattern Making T1 -Merchandising and Patternmaking LO/OC Merchandising, Technical Services and Costing Futures external partner Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Expert knowledge in at least one area of the product creation process (garment construction and manufacturing, material construction etc.) Broad knowledge in the remaining areas of the product development process Knowledge of wear and physical product testing Ability to asses and comment to T1 on products including all relevant tasks (e.g. costing, fitting, quality, workmanship or risk assignments, timelines, resources etc.) Knowledge of costing and ability to negotiate as required Ability to analyze complex problems and to provide customized solutions Effective communication and negotiation skills Understanding of the respective vision and strategy for the brands. Ability to communicate to LO/OC/T1 the vision and strategy as well as success criteria needed from sourcing and T1 teams Fluent in English (written and spoken) Strong IT skills (MS Office) and ability to work with Product Data Management Systems Domestic and International Travel as required Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications College or University degree in clothing technology and/or manufacturing or comparable education Minimum 6 - 7 years of relevant work experience in garment/textile industry