Assistant Manager eCom Buying, eCommerce

  • Adidas
  • JP - 13 - Tokyo
  • 3 days ago

Company Name: Adidas

Location: Tokyo, 13, JP


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • Optimize pre-season buying depth, in-season sell-thru monitoring and “plan B” proposal to achieve eCom financial goals for adidas.
  • Align eCOM assortment with CTC AP  for own .com and platforms based on the Category Planning range plan for the country – Japan.

Key Responsibilities:

Deliver below tasks as part of the eCom Buying team with manager’s support.


  • Provide quality feedback with manager’s support to omni-marketing calendar draft prepared by Brand Activation.
  • Provide quality feedback with manager’s support to assortment planning draft prepared by Assortment Planning.
  • Attend the APAC sign-off meeting (*mini GBC) to make the eCom Buying decision better.
  • Provide the forecast by article level to Category Planning before the sign-off.
  • Based on “Open to Buy” by category and assortment plan, make the buying depth plan and get approvals by Director and Senior Manager eCom Buying.
  • Aligned beforehand the category strategic plan and eCom related functions.
  • Provide the latest product launch information reflecting the delivery status with Digital Activation, and eCom Operations / CX teams to be ready for the optimized consumer journey on eCom.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report the sell-thru to eCom Buying Director and eCom leadership.
  • Propose “plan B” if the sell-thru is underperforming and additional orders using SPEED if the sell-thru is outperforming.
  • Represent eCom as category sales person, attend the cross-function team meeting, and share business update for Category Planning.
  • Flag low sell-thru articles and propose a markdown date to Category Planning.
  • Make an eSite visit to understand the consumer trend and review best sellers and/or black holes.
  • Propose the mid-season and end-season sales planning based on the in-season performance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skill
  • Strong presentation skill
  • Strong communication skill
  • Strong “Play to Win“ mindset
  • Experience in Merchandising/Buying
  • Experience in Japan market
  • Passion for sport and fashion

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Business or equivalent professional experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in relevant Merchandising or Buying
  • Business level English / Japanese

Key Relationships:

  • Japan CtC adidas
  • APAC CtC Assortment Planning
  • Japan Brand Activation (*especially Digital Activation and Omnichannel Marketing) 
  • Japan Supply Chain
  • Japan DTC buying