|Location||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Date Posted||February 21, 2021|
Merchandising / Category Management
Manager Fashion Accounts GCC
Purpose & Overall Relevance For The Organisation:
To ensure profitable market share and net sales growth within Fashion Accounts in Market while respecting the image of the adidas Group brands
To passionately assist the Fashion accounts sales organisation in identifying, developing and implementing strategies for the profitable growth of the adidas Group brands
Implement the fashion accounts Excellence strategy
Ensure the best possible Net Sales result by setting clear targets and action points; constant tracking of results; analysis of risks & new business opportunities
Develop the overall strategy for the fashion accounts and sports specialist’s portfolio based on Global and Market strategies
Ensure the Fashion accounts organization is applying available adidas Group standards and best practices in daily work
Support negotiation and enforcement of adidas Group trade terms
Establish an appropriate organizational framework for the Fashion accounts organization
Ensure all customers are allocated to the correct sales channels
Group Fashion account customers, set objectives, strategies, tactics, allocate resources and ensure translation into action plans respecting the framework set by the customer portfolio strategies
Measure progress on defined KPIs
Monitor all reports
Monitor and report on customers and competitors sell-through and activities, and propose/initiate/take actions
Provide realistic plans and forecasts on customers performances
Ensure customer compliance with agreements
Global: Centre of Excellence (CoE) Wholesale; Global Sales – Consortium & Statement
Market: Brands, Customer Service, Sales Coordination, Business Development, HR, Controlling, Planning, Logistics, Orderbook Management
External: Customers, Agencies, Influencers
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Fashion accounts specialist with proven track record of successfully managing Fashion accounts in large sales organizations, preferably in the fashion or action sports industry.
High analytical skills for business planning decision planning
Strong interpersonal skills: Very good communications and negotiating abilities as well as high presentation, relationship management and facilitation skills
High degree of commercial and business acumen knowledge (e.g. sales, retail, trade marketing, customer service, finance and controlling)
Strong decision taking and determination and shows high initiative and pragmatism to the business.
Ideally have a keen interest and knowledge in contemporary youth culture and its related products and trends.
Fluent in written and spoken local language as well as English. Skills and abilities in other language are an added plus
REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Tertiary qualification in business with marketing and sales focus
Minimum 3 years of sales experience within large sales organisations, ideally in apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG of which min 2 years in Sales
Exposure: Sports, Marketing, Supply Chain
IT skills: Advanced MS Office Skills
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