Senior Sales Planning Manager, DPC

adidas Portland, OR

About the Job

PURPOSE Lead and direct a planning team to achieve business goals and initiatives. Create and drive the top-line financial plan between adidas and responsible account(s). KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Create key account financial plans that align account KPIs with brand shipment. Provides Retail sales, Gross margin, Inventory and Turn forecasts against Plan and Last year for responsible Account(s). Drives collaboration and cross-functional alignment on plans with internal and external stakeholders. Identifies Opportunities and Risks in the business in-season against plan and leads the development of actionable solutions to improve results Manage joint-business review to hindsight brand performance for responsible account(s) to include branded space and seasonal marketing initiatives. Leads a group of planners on key accounts to develop and reconcile our plans and further account engagement. Provides necessary mentoring and coaching for team members. Develop tools and approach to continuously improve sell through performance; specifically drive application to top product concepts, roll out to team across business: forecasting, allocation planning, etc. Support process and tools to build and quantitative assortment and category plans that target accounts’ unique consumer bases and leverage incremental opportunities. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Excellent understanding of retail math and interpreting sell through data to recommend changes that positively impacts the business. Experience understanding and developing consumer, retail and competitor trends Proven ability to lead, effectively communicate and influence business partners Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop creative and innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior executives, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, peers, clients, and customers. Ability to gather data from multiple sources and manipulate the data to develop demand-driven and action based reporting and analysis. Ability to be detail oriented and manage multiple priorities to accomplish assignments simultaneously under tight timelines. QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE) University degree in Business, Merchandising or Marketing Five+ years of experience in buying, planning, allocation or vendor sales for a multi-store retailer Athletic industry specific experience strongly preferred Advanced excel skills required