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Retail Planner

Country : Australia Australia

Region : Victoria


Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

To develop sales, gross margin, and inventory plans at a division, category, concept, and store level that support the company's and channel objectives and are aligned to the Direct to Consumer (DTC) Retail growth strategy across Own Retail Stores and Franchise.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial and Merchant Planning

· Provide thorough merchant and financial analysis on a weekly basis: keying on the performance of the Retail channel by the concept and key categories with a specific focus on sales, margin, inventory productivity and contribution.

· Support and champion the adidas Group Pacific Open-To-Buy (OTB) process, working closely with finance, Demand Planning, Buying, and leadership to execute all inventory control projects with a focus on the Own Retail and Franchise businesses

· Provide leadership and support to the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process to ensure the needs and goals of both adidas are met as well as protecting the interest of the Retail channel in partnership with the Buying Manager.

· Guide and support Buying team and other cross-functional partners through the seasonal buying cycles, utilizing historical data and current trends to capitalize on new opportunities and identify risks.

· Create and maintain reports and analyses for the team on a weekly basis to ensure an up-to-date view at all times.

· Provide leadership by creating a collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented environment with cross-functional partners.

· Develop and deliver analysis to inform and guide decision-making, including weekly analysis and insights into product, channel, and store level sales performance

· Develop and maintain strong relationships with finance, demand planning, and the brand product teams.

· Influences the behavior and opinions of others using pertinent data and applying logic to gain consensus.


· Manage Own Retail channel inventory by monitoring stock in / stock out, sales and inventories rolling forecast, balance all KPI's with company target including discount, margin, stock turns and week covers by concept.

· Review and monitor receipt plan and excess inventory flow and cooperate with related parties including business planning, finance and own retail team

· Work with Buying team for OTB calculation and receipt plan to achieve company targets and strategy

· Monitor/Review inventory planned production for Retail Stores with the Buyers

· Monthly inventory review and presentation with key stakeholders to ensure alignment, action, and transparency.

· Work with the Manager, Buying, and Sr. Director of Retail on monthly category budget phasing updates.

Key Relationships:

Internal: Merchandising, Retail Operation Team, Retail Excellence, Retail Expansion, Finance, IT, Business Planning

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Competencies / Attributes

- Excellent analysis skills

- Excellent organizational skills

- Great communication & interpersonal skills

- Detailed focused

- Service oriented

- Team player

- Able to multi-task

PC/Language/Other Skills

High-level knowledge of IT business solutions, tools, processes

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum 6 years' experience in retail merchandising environment

Educational Background

- University degree

What's on offer?

A competitive base salary, bonus scheme and adidas employee benefits are also on offer to the successful candidate.

How do I apply?

  • Press the "Apply" button and follow the instructions
  • You will be required to fill out the online applications forms, and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter which addresses all above candidate requirements
  • Applications which do not attach a cover letter which addresses the job requirements specific to adidas will not be considered.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the steps above
  • Please note that due to the high volume of applications adidas receives, we will be unable to respond to all individual inquiries.

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Please note applicants must have permanent legal rights to work in Australia. No Relocation or Visa support is offered for this role.

Please note part of adidas Pacific's recruitment process will require external candidates to consent to a pre-employment criminal history check

Note to agencies: adidas Pacific does not accept any unsolicited calls or resumes from headhunters, executive recruiters, or other staffing or recruitment agencies. Please do not submit or forward any resumes, CVs or profiles to the adidas careers portal, nor to any adidas personnel. adidas will not pay any fees relating to unsolicited resumes.
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