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Product Manager, Outdoor

Adidas

Adidas

Product
Shanghai, China
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

 

  • Bring consumer, outdoor and sports insights into your concepts
  • Execute the category direction
  • Work with all creation functions to deliver product concepts
  • Create ranges within the category that are GCA & APAC consumer, market and trend relevant with a strong commercial point of view

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Proactively manage range direction in alignment with the Category Senior Director
  • Propose a clear strategy for the range and how to move it on
  • Show full understanding of the product creation process whilst managing all tasks within the given time frames, with special attention to outdoor
  • Work within cross-functional team and with interlinked departments to enable an efficient product creation process with an optimum product outcome
  • Actively analyse business, draw conclusions and propose action steps
  • Strong knowledge of product information systems and the interlinking functions – clarity on respective timelines
  • Excellent level of product expertise to create industry leading products
  • Be considered as a range expert by markets and retailers
  • Prepare and present your ranges and business related topics - with respective audience in mind - by using relevant structure and content
  • Actively provide input for setting the CtC (Concept to Consumer) direction and implement it into relevant ranges in partnership with both local and global CtC counterparts
  • Strong ability to work in team and independently on projects and follow up on project development

 

 

Key Relationships:

 

  • Maintain a strong relationship and ensure constant dialogue/feedback with
    • business unit and across other BU´s
    • cross-functional team ( Design, Fashion Operations ,CtC, Materials, Costing, Planning)
    • markets and relevant key retailers

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Communicate information clear and effectively – negotiate skilfully
  • Cooperate well and effectively to maintain and develop trustful relationships
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Plan and prioritize daily working time effectively with the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of respective product category
  • Strong analytical skills, be solution driven and result oriented
  • Ability to travel
  • Actively interested in lifestyle and/or fashion
  • Passion for sport

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • College degree, preferably in marketing/business /textile/fashion
  • Minimum of 5-6 years Product Marketing / Merchandising / Category or Brand Management experience with APP, FTW or ACC background
  • Experience in trade, vertical retail business model or sales is helpful
  • Fluent in English
  • PC skills (MS Office programs, especially PowerPoint and Excel)