Manager, Merchandising, Fitness (Contract, 1 year)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Lead specific category to contribute to the Market's short- and mid-term objectives for the respective Business Unit and drive al KPIs for the category.

Implement global strategies in a locally relevant way, considering different consumer needs and distribution channels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create the Range Architecture with Concept To Consumer (CTC) team and select an optimal range within the architecture to maximize the efficiency,.
  • Manage all aspects of range merchandising, including segmentation and establish pricing of the range in alignment with BU strategic plan.
  • Develop a complete 3-5 year plan for the relevant product category aligned with the local BU strategic plan.
  • Support Fitness &Entertainment Marketing team as it relates to product needs to ensure excellent service of our partners.
  • Support global and local sell-ins to both retailers and assets where required.
  • Provide input to the Global BU to get the best possible sell-in tools for the category and create augmented tools where required with the local BU Brand Communications team.
  • Provide commercial input (consumer, channel and market-specific needs and business opportunities) to the Global BU to maximize category sales and profitability (within Global and Market strategic parameters).
  • Work directly with Global BU product teams to finalize SMU execution.
  • Develop category forecast as part of the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) process.
  • Register & maintain the local article's info through the Global local article creation tool.
  • Provide any required scenario analysis related to the Category.
  • Provide input into the overall seasonal, annual and Strategic Business Plan (SBP) for the category according to the process timelines.
  • Monitor and Report the category product KPI's (turnover, standard margin, contribution, stock turn, SKU, market share, sample, efficiency, sell-out) and initiate business development.
  • Relevant KPIs include :
  • Category sales vs plan
  • Category specific go in Margin
  • Category market share
  • Category and range efficiency; in particular global range components

Key Relationships:

  • Global BU
  • Market peers reporting into the BU lead
  • Market Concept-to-Consumer team
  • Market Sales teams
  • Market Demand Planning

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced cross-functional Marketing knowledge and Market experience in sport and/or fashion/lifestyle categories (sporting goods industry preferred)
  • Consumer-focused with deep product and range understanding and the ability to balance Brand and Commercial priorities to build channel- and consumer-specific activation plans that meet KPI targets
  • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products
  • Experience in both market and above market organization preferred

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business or equivalent professional experience, ideally in Sales and/or Marketing
  • Over 5 years of sales and/or marketing experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent in local language (if applicable) preferred

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