DTC Merchandising Analyst EM
adidas Group
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
منذ 5 يوم
source : PostJobFree

Key Accountabilities

Pre-Season Merchandise Planning :

Develop buy plan (OTB) per EM clusters (what to buy, how much, etc.), according to merchandising

strategy and top down financial target. This implies planning, managing and monitoring the seasonal open to buy to reflect sales trends and adjust buys accordingly at product category class level based on Open-To-Buy (OTB) in collaboration with clusters

Conduct historical analysis in terms sell out and buying structure in order to provide proposals for pre-season buying to EM clusters

Provide detailed analysis on article level to identify key drivers for top selling articles as well as slow moving articles

Manage an effective store clustering & grading plan for the markets and channels

Manage seasonal option plan in line with space management

Support the implementation of key strategic priorities in line with the company and the Market / Channel Merchandising framework

Monitor buying quantity vs. budget; Aligning Merchandising Plan with the finance plan

Drive data analysis for Market Buy-Sign Off meetings.

In-Season Merchandising Execution :

Lead and provide ongoing product and category performance analysis e.g. : - sell out, stock level, MD, etc.

Provide in season performance tracking reports. Analyze every aspect of best sellers and worst sellers, in season stock cover management, in season reactivity and provide recommendations based on analysis

Provide analysis to develop mark down strategy, support markdown and clearance process

Maintain & monitor compliance of pre-season buy and AP policy as well as planning calendar

Post-Season Review :

Provide analysis and documentation for post-season review

Provide seasonal deep dive analysis on product performance

Partner with BU, Retail Operations, VM, Retail Marketing and Logistics teams to develop action steps for next season


Manage weekly merchandising reporting framework

Knowledge & Skills required

Detailed knowledge of Merchandising, OTB Management, Sales forecasting & Budget planning

Ability to work effectively within a diverse team environment and under pressure

Manage relationships and diversity

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent analytical skills and a thorough understanding of retail math

Excellent products and merchandising knowledge

  • Rigorous business analysis - understanding and interpreting data; putting data / analysis / tools in a structured, easy-to-use formats;
  • and making recommendations that team can act upon

    Ability to present findings and insights to a large group of people

    Ability to develop useful models / tools that can be rolled out to merchandising and retail teams

    Effective communication and influencing skills - someone who can proactively communicate analysis / methodologies with functional partners and influence them to rethink and change their existing practices

    Strong trading mindset, with an entrepreneurial flair to maximize business opportunities.

    Service and results oriented

    NS, Margin & Sell-Through %

    MD, TS

    Reporting accuracy and OITF delivery

    Professional background / Experience / Education

    3-5 years merchandising experience similar capacity

    Previous experience in retail merchandising

    High level knowledge and skills in Microsoft products and databases

    Fluent in English and other language(s) is an advantage

    Advanced MS office skills (Excel / PPT are a must)

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