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Assistant Buyer

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Adidas Group AG

Boston, MA

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Purpose (Brief summary of why role exists):

To achieve divisional sales and profitability goals within the assigned direct-to-consumer concept by supporting Buyer with establishing assortments, merchandising strategy, sell-through management sales and inventory levels.  Support DTC Merchandising team through the coordination of day-to-day operations and administrative duties to ensure deadlines can be met.   Participate in reporting and data analysis to support in making merchandising business decisions to drive optimal on-shelf availability, sell-through, and profitability.


Key Accountabilities (List the 5-10 major areas of responsibility for role):

In alignment with management, drive seasonal strategy for area of responsibility and create best in class channel relevant assortments specific to our consumer and on trend that drive top line sales and profitability to achieve targets

Support the creation of all aspects of order management/purchasing functions including stock category transfers

Conduct weekly analysis of the current business and make recommendations to the buyer based on the analysis

Participate in weekly trading meetings.  Make call outs of missed opportunities in business.

Attend department and cross-department meetings, acting as the key note-taker and ensuring notes are distributed to appropriate members

Drive generation of accurate reporting and sales recaps, weekly and ad hoc, including brand initiative products

Identify and support with promotional opportunities at the category, concept, collection and article level to maximize sales for both pre-season and in season for all tiers and regions 

Perform research, prepare and consolidate for special assignments and prepare PowerPoint or other presentations that reflect professionally the intent of the Department Head

Construct and deliver daily, weekly and monthly metrics reports

Manage article set-up with correct hierarchy, pricing and season codes

Resolve tickets related to merchandising operations for assigned stores

Provide administrative support related to mark-downs and promotion uploads, and communicate promotions to the retail field. 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Excellent computer skills, including, but not limited to, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint

Advanced Excel skills, and a thorough understanding of macros, pivot tables, lookup formulas, formatting, etc.

Strong analytical skills, familiarity with Retail KPI's, and a thorough understanding of retail math

Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to build successful relationships within a team and cross-functionally

Exceptional attention to detail

Ability to exercise good judgment and effectively use decision making skills, confidently handling ambiguous situations and/or issues that may arise

Ability to effectively present information to an individual or group, both written and verbally

Ability to work independently (particularly in the absence of supervisor) and be a solution-based thinker

Ability to effectively and professionally communicate via phone, e-mail and face to face

Ability to work well in a team environment in any capacity

Ability to multi-task within a fast paced, changing environment, and the ability to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines

A passion for sports and an interest in the athletic industry and trends and/or athletic product lines preferred 

Interest in Retail industry and understanding of sports and style preferred

Qualifications (Minimum required education and experience):

A Bachelor degree from a four year college or university and a minimum one year related experience; equivalent combination or education and experience may be substituted

Degree with emphasis in Merchandising, Marketing or Business Management preferred


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Adidas Group AG
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Company Profile
For over 80 years the adidas Group has been part of the world of sports on every level, delivering state-of-the-art sports footwear, apparel and accessories. Today, the adidas Group is a global leader in the sporting goods industry and offers a broad portfolio of products. Products from the adidas Group are available in virtually every country of the world. Our strategy is simple: continuously strengthen our brands and products to improve our competitive position and financial performance. adidas Footwear, apparel, accessories Reebok Footwear, apparel and accessories TaylorMade-adidas Golf Golf Equipment: metalwoods, irons putters, golf balls, footwear, apparel and accessories Rockport Dress, casual and outdoor footwear, apparel and accessories CCM-Hockey Hockey equipment and apparel Activities of the company and its around 170 subsidiaries are directed from the Group's headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. It is also home to the adidas brand. Reebok Headquarters are located in Canton, Massachusetts. TaylorMade-adidas Golf is based in California. The company also operates creation centres and development departments at other locations around the world, corresponding to the related business activity.

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