Manager, Partner Program Planning – LTD

  • Adidas
  • US - OR - Portland
  • 6 days ago

Company Name: Adidas

Location: Portland, OR, US


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

As part of the Digital Partner Commerce team, the Partner Program team is responsible for the dropship & marketplace business. The Planning Manager will define & lead the pre-season planning process, support in-season trading and ensure proper business forecasting for the marketplace and dropship businesses. The position will require a large amount of collaboration across the organization to ensure the correct product with the correct quantieis are secured to support the business. This position will serve as a talented business manager and cross-functional partner who can identify opportunities and work through business challenges in an effective and collaborative way. 


Key Responsibilities: 


    • Actively support in overseeing pre-season sales and receipt guidance and post-season hindsight to drive key partner’s priority category plans by season.
    • OTB process to meet sales, margin, and inventory turn targets and category-level Rolling Demand Plan and markdown plans
    • Contribute to the development of annual channel sales, margin and receipt plans for annual budgeting process 
    • Provide input to monthly financial guidance and forecasts to DTC & wholesale Finance
    • Provide input for in-season trading; report on and analyze sales results to plan, making recommendations to influence business decisions. 
    • Manage product mix to identify sales risk while maximizing gross margin.
    • Participate in major go-to-market milestones to gain insight to key seasonal brand and BU strategies and initiatives, contributing financial plans for Partner Program.
    • Seek opportunities for new business processes and drive analytical needs to increase productivity and profitability
    • Support in market seasonal stock position, assuring the right volumes are available for our partners.
    • Contribute to market in-season trading, assuring timely sales forecast by product, stock intakes and in-season markdowns
    • Work with global/local colleagues to define and implement best in class planning practices and KPI tracking mechanisms focused on optimization of the consumer experience on our partner’s platforms.



Key Relationships: 


  • Partner Program Platform Trading Teams
  • eCom Buying & Planning teammates
  • Demand Planning 
  • DPC & eCom CTC
  • eCom & Wholesale Finance Teams
  • DPC Analytics
  • eCom Analytics
  • Supply Chain


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Relevant job experience in a Planning or Buying function, and fully qualified and trained
  • Combined broad theoretical and practical knowledge of retail planning
  • Strong competence with planning procedures and systems
  • eCommerce experience preferred
  • Experience within a retailer planning environmental a plus


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 


  • University degree or equivalent education required
  • 5+ Years of work experience 
  • 1 year of informal management experience required
  • Digital Experience