To drive pre-season Planning within the market for the Brand’s owned E-commerce channel (e-com) and mange in season OTB process.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead pre-season sales and receipt guidance and post-season hindsight to drive product category sales growth by season and product buy plans by season Drive the OTB process to meet sales, margin, and inventory turn targets and category-level inventory receipt plans and markdown plans
    • Develop annual channel sales, margin and receipt plans for annual budgeting process
    • Submit monthly financial guidance and forecasts to DTC Finance
    • Develop in-season forecasting; report on and analyze sales results to plan, making recommendations to influence business decisions. Manage business trends to identify sales and gross margin performance and to capitalize on profit-driving opportunities.
    • Participate in major go-to-market milestones to gain insight to key seasonal brand and BU strategies and initiatives, contributing financial plans for e-com outlook
    • Work with CTC and peers to incorporate new tools and processes into way of doing business
    • Seek opportunities for new business processes and drive analytical needs to increase productivity and profitability
    • Develop best practices for the planning function and partner with RFC/IT to ensure that we are getting the best and necessary data for the team to analyze the business
    • Supervise and manage planning team, including prioritizing, assigning and directing workload, managing performance and development
    • Responsible for market seasonal stock position assuring the right volumes are available on Ecom and distribution centers, and inform of changes to Allocation teams
    • Lead market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns
    • Manager stakeholders to receive input to Market CTC Assortment Planning teams in regards to range needs by cluster
    • Work with global/local colleagues to define and implement best in class eCom planning best practices and KPI tracking mechanisms focused on optimization of the eCom experience through in season trading best practices
    • Build and Manage 4-6 person team

Key Relationships:

•Global Sales & Retail Operations

•Global CTC DTC teams (inc. Global FO teams)

•Global CTC Pricing & Segmentation teams

•Global DBC team

•Market CTC (esp. Assortment Planning and Price Architecture)

•Market Finance teams

•Market Op teams

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

– Possess a strong skill set needed for pre-season Planning and Buying for a multichannel direct-to-consumer (own retail, franchise, and e-com) global brand, acquired through advanced training, studies, and relevant working experience.

– Broad knowledge of merchandising and retail supply and operations topics and good knowledge of other functional areas involved in the Planning & Buying process

-Experience in Leading and Developing Teams – ensure organizational efficiency through effective motivation, training and development of the internal teams using prior experience(s) in people management and foster strong relationships and team spirit.

-Strong influencer and natural collaborator

-Holistic thinker – establish and drive end-to-end strategies and initiatives encompassing multiple functions

-Manage the Business (processes, budgets, & projects)

-Fluent in English

8+ years of experience in similar position

3+ years Management experience


Samenvatting van vacature Director Planning & Trading eCommerce

Bedrijfsnaam:  adidas
Vestigingsplaats/Standplaats:  Amsterdam, Noord-Holland (NL)
Functie:  Director Planning & Trading eCommerce
Branche:  Unknown
Opleidingsniveau:  Onbekend
Dienstverband:  Fulltime
Aanstelling:  Onbekend