Senior Manager VM Planning

  • Adidas
  • CN - 31 - Shanghai
  • 5 days ago

Company Name: Adidas

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

To assist and support Senior Director, VM Planning, to develop visual merchandising concepts and standards for the Market, delivering into all Brand and Commercial KPIs.

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Develop locally interpreted global visual merchandising concepts and standards for the VM Implementation and VM Training teams to successfully execute field VM objectives at retail.
  • Partner with the Store Development team to develop pilot store opening VM plans.
  • Collaborate with the Retail Marketing Omni Channel team to determine how marketing campaigns and ISC materials “come to life” at retail by developing visual merchandising guidelines with monthly trading focus.
  • Work cross functionally with the Brand Merchandising (CtC) team to create visual merchandising packs to communicate VM plans of selected store clusters at Sales Trainings, Trade Meetings.
  • Traineither the VM Implementation or VM Training teams on how to interpret developed guidelines to facilitate them in executing VM in the field.




Key Relationships:

  • Concepts to Consumers (CtC) – Brand Merchandising
  • Brand Activation – Retail Marketing, Omni Channel
  • Retail – Assortment Planning
  • Retail – VM Implementation/Retail VM
  • Retail – VM Training/Franchise VM
  • Retail Expansion – Store Development


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent visual merchandising skills
  • Excellent leadership and cross functional management skills
  • Strong aesthetic and creative sense with a keen eye for design and styling
  • Ability to balance aesthetics with business acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (both English and Mandarin)
  • Ability to build and inspire a talented team
  • Proven ability to train, develop and retain talent
  • Excellent skills in motivating, coaching and engaging teams
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize
  • Works well under pressure
  • Proactive with a positive attitude


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in visual design, merchandising or equivalent
  • Minimum of 4 years progressive work experience in Visual Merchandising
  • Minimum 2 years of leadership experience as a VM manager in the Retailing goods industry
  • Passion for sports