DIRECTOR MERCHANDISING GCC

  • Full time
  • United Arab Emirates View on Map
  • Adidɑs Career posted 5 days ago
  • Posted: January 12, 2021 -Accepting applications

Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION:

 

Responsible for maximising the sales, profitability & brand equity of the GCC organisation by building and leading the merchandising strategy for the market.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Shape and lead the GCC Merchandising strategy for Own retail & franchise channels in partnership with HUB.
  • Deliver financial targets including Net sales, Sell through, standard margin, IDL inventory for the cluster.
  • Own, lead and implement the buying and range management and GTM strategy for all categories with HUB & local CTC team direction.
  • Accountable for executing the pre-season planning defined in collaboration with HUB and the end to end category responsibility (including range planning, forecasting, including handover to Demand Planning)
  • Maximize new & in season business opportunities by understanding and executing on respective channel potentials
  • Constantly monitor Industry developments in their category and cascade intelligence to the organisation.
  • Interface with key stakeholders including Marketing, Visual Merchandising (VM), Store Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Logistics
  • Drive innovation across the function in terms of process automation and optimisation to improve availability across channels
  • Focus & own the development of team members
  • Provide fact-based category input and feedback for internal/external stakeholders.
  • Execute the continuous improvement of all merchandising systems and tools to suit world class merchandising practise.
  • Market visits as needed and advised by the business (expected ratio office/travel is 80%/20%).
  • Role model the leadership framework and ONE EM mindset.

 

 

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

 

  • HUB Merch Director, BU Directors (category merchandising), CTC (Concept-to-Consumer), , Director Franchise, Director eCOM& Business Development.
  • Marketing activation Own Retail Stores.
  • Sr Retail Director GCC
  • Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Procurement and Logistics team
  • Finance/Controlling

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Role model for collaboration, confidence & creativity
  • Passion for product & retail
  • Detailed knowledge of Merchandising, ranging, forecasting & budget planning.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and under pressure
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Strong trading mindset, with an entrepreneurial flair to maximize business opportunities.
  • Fluent in English and other language(s) is an advantage

 

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • University degree, ideally in business with marketing and sales focus- MBA a plus
  • Total of 8 years experience with minimum 5+ years’ leadership / directorial / head of dept experience of core buying &merchandising function preferably in a retail organization, with broad-based experience working with fashion franchises, vertical and multichannel retailers. Experience working with a Sporting Goods retailer is preferred.
  • Functional awareness of store operations, Visual Merchandising, Marketing Activation, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Experienced in working with internal stakeholders and external agencies to establish efficient and scalable processes
  • Experienced in working cross-functional within international organization

Required skills