Job Summary: The Retail Merchandiser - Factory Outlets will be responsible for forecasting, planning, and implementing strategies to achieve or exceed sales goals and maximize the profitability of our Retail stores. In addition, he/she will be responsible for buying a balanced product assortment to help showcase the Adidas brand and direction.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for all aspects of buying and planning within the Adidas Own Retail stores.
Support the implementation of key strategic priorities in line with the company direction and the market merchandising framework.
Plan, manage, and monitor the seasonal open to buy to reflect sales trends and adjust buys accordingly.
Utilize pre-season and in-season planning and projections throughout the year to ensure sufficient stock levels.
Proactively provide relevant in depth analysis to support buying commitment decisions.
Provide fact-based product input and feedback for internal/external stakeholders.
Assist seniors with building range plans in collaboration with DTC team. Provide the historical analysis to effectively support and build the range/assortment plan.
Analyze every aspect of best sellers and worst sellers, in season stock cover management and in season reactivity and provide recommendations based on analysis.
Action the optimal flow of merchandise incl. fulfilment of product/marketing introduction deadlines/capacity planning.
Specialize in merchandising systems and tools and eager to learn new systems to ensure smooth business operations.
Store visits as needed and advised by the business.
Execute collaborating decisions agreed with seniors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a University degree Marketing / Business/ Sales focus/ Economics
Three to four years of merchandising experience –similar capacity
Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
Structured, organized, and process oriented
Ability to work effectively within a team environment and under pressure
Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions
Excellent command of English.
Strong work ethic willing to put long hours of work when required.
Intermediate to advanced MS office skills (Excel is a must)
Understanding of relevant Retail management and back office systems
Adidas AG was founded in 1949 and is a German multinational corporation, headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world. It is the holding company for the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company (including Ashworth), 8.33% of Bayern Munich and Runtastic, an Austrian fitness technology company.