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MANAGER CTC ASSORTMENT PLANNING EM

MANAGER CTC ASSORTMENT PLANNING EM

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Manage and guide execution of assortment planning strategy across DTC channels (Own Retail, Franchise, E-com), except Factory Outlets

Deliver the option planning and channel ranging ensuring clear input is collected from key stakeholders in market level, including all countries and clusters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage assortment planning process by creating Option Plans and Channel Ranges per channel/segment tier
  • Drive global priorities of DTC brand collection, DTC exclusives and key horizontal initiatives of sustainability, credibility and inclusivity with a cross-category women’s approach.
  • Enable the market store format strategy and store tiering methodologies that are aligned with global methodologies
  • Implement initiatives that allow the collaboration with the OR/FR channel teams to attain optimal Option Plans for DTC channels
  • Enable further streamlining of the market DTC range based on horizontal reviews at key milestones
  • Drive Market Range enhancements through Assortment Planning that reflects localization and differentiation in market range where needed (seasonality, differentiation)
  • Prepare the channel ranging process across all channels, including Brand Collection and key stories, and balancing global assortment packages and specific market needs.
  • Prepare feedback sessions to RA teams to assure that Option Plans needs are reflected based on channel/tier-segment needs. Drive global priorities of DTC brand collection, DTC exclusives and key horizontal initiatives of sustainability, credibility and inclusivity with a cross-category womens approach.

Key Relationships:

  • CTC Brand
  • CTC Market Range Architecture
  • Global DBC
  • Market channel teams (OR/FR and e-com)
  • Market key account teams
  • Market BUs
  • Market Finance teams
  • Cluster CTC & DTC

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand the art & science of buying & merchandising along with a broad understanding of business KPIs, product knowledge & consumer focus, relevant especially to DTC channels
  • Specialist in option planning and channel ranging processes with strong understanding of relevant systems solutions
  • Broad and deep knowledge of assortment planning processes with a good balance between theoretical understanding and practical experience
  • Knowledge/Skills in buying & merchandising methodologies & processes
  • High level of proficiency in MS-excel, and data analysis
  • Strong communication & influencing skills
  • Ability to work in a matrixed set-up, across global/multi-cultural teams and set-ups.

Requisite Education and Experience/ Minimum Qualification:

  • University degree in business, ideally either in fashion/footwear merchandising or marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience
  • 4-5 years of typical relevant work experience
  • Experience of working with a global sports wear / fashion brand or any global work experience will be an added advantage

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