Director Merchandising - EM Central MENA
Adidas Group,
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Country United Arab Emirates Job Function Retail Back Office State Province United Arab EmiratesPosition Type Full timeCity Location DubaiBrand adidasRelocation YesAt adidas Group our love of sport drives who we are and what we do But just as a ball is more than leather and thread and a shoe more than padding and plastic we are bigger than our products We don t just work to create faster shoes and lighter fabrics We strive to help athletes everywhere perform their best We believe that it s hard work inventing the future of sport and that s why we love it that when you push your limits you make it possible for others to push theirs At adidas Group this drive it what connects us whether we re working for TaylorMade adidas Reebok or Rockport We re all working toward a future motivated by passion original thinking and the desire to build upon a proud legacy From design to production to logistics to technology every role in all our brands is connected to this Our roles span the range of our brands as well as spanning the globe No matter what you do or what country or city you do it in your work helps make greatness possible Purpose and Overall Relevance for the Organisation This role is responsible for maximising the sales profitability and brand equity of the EM Central MENA organisation by building and driving commercial strategies for a defined business unit The scope of this role covers Own Retail Franchise and eCOM channels across all store formats The Direct to Consumer channels DTC Own Retail Franchise eCOM are growth levers for the MENA business for brand adidas Responsible to drive and deliver key strategic business and category goals and overall financial objectives A key focus of this role also lies in building and developing the team that strives and develops a strong multi-

channel expertise Key Responsibilities Work with the Senior Director Retail in shaping the MENA Merchandising strategy for all the DTC channels Be responsible for what product the consumer sees for his her categories on our DTC portfolio Deliver financial targets for his her categories including Net sales Sell through Std margin Drive to create a point of difference for both eCom and Concept stores by collaborating with the MENA CTC BU teams Share accountability with the marketing teams for the overall business objectives of his her categories Own lead and implement the end-

to-end planning buying range management and GTM strategy for all categories with MENA BU team direction Accountable for end to end category responsibility including Open-

To-Buy OTB plan pre-season product planning option planning range planning forecasting including handover to Demand Planning Maximize new and in season business opportunities by understanding and executing on respective channel potentials Constantly monitor Industry developments in their category and cascade intelligence to the organisation Interface with key stakeholders including Marketing Visual Merchandising VM Store Operations Supply Chain Logistics on-

site merchandising CRM and eCom acquisition team Drive innovation across the function in terms of process automation and optimisation to improve availability across channels Provide fact-

based category input and feedback for internal external stakeholders Execute the continuous improvement of all merchandising systems and tools to suit world class merchandising practise Market visits as needed and advised by the business expected ratio office travel is People Management Build a team of highly skilled professionals ideally with exposure to both Retail and Digital Takes ownership for Talent and skill Management to grow develop future DTC talents Promote a high performance culture by setting clear expectations and individual goals Driveplay to winmind-

set Knowledge Skills and Abilities Leadership and influencing skills Detailed knowledge of Merchandising ranging forecasting and budget planning Ability to work effectively within a team environment and under pressure Strong analytical and communication skills Good knowledge of range segmentation and merchandising plan for eCOM channels Strong trading mindset with an entrepreneurial flair to maximize business opportunities Fluent in English and other language s is an advantage Requisite Education and Experience Minimum Qualifications University degree ideally in business with marketing and sales focus-

MBA a plus Total of 8 years experience with minimum 5 years leadership directorial head of department experience of core buying merchandising function preferably in a retail organization with broad-

based experience working with fashion franchises vertical and multichannel retailers Experience working with a Sporting Goods retailer is preferred Multi-

store and eCom experience essential Functional awareness of store operations Visual Merchandising Marketing Activation Human Resources Finance Supply Chain and Logistics Experienced in working with internal stakeholders and external agencies to establish efficient and scalable processes Experienced in working cross-

functional within international organization Posting Notes Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates adidas Europe Middle East and Africa No Selection

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