Manager Product Creation, Footwear, BU Originals, Basketball & Partnerships

  • Jakarta
  • Adidas
Purpose:Support Indonesia Creation Hub to create and execute against the designated areas of responsibility for the Business model as defined by the Originals FTW Senior Management Team. Manage the process in all aspects related to product creation, aligning the product brief and initial design direction all the way through to product ex-factory.  This role requires strong management, alignment and collaboration with the Product Team in Germany and with all creation functions at the Asia development center to fulfill product requirements (visual, costing, timing, trend relevant, productive.)  Key Accountabilities:Drive the product process to deliver against the brief, materials and design innovation, meeting gross margin/profitability objectivesManage tools, range plans and create product overviews during development processes and communicate changes to all involved partners, forecast consolidation and analysesMaintain all related product systems for designated area of the collectionSeek continual improvement in processes with a goal to drive leading product process with speed and efficiency.In certain instances, provide creative briefs on allocated projects/products that give clear product and information to the service departments (Design, Development and Logistics)Work cross functionally with key partners in sourcing/development/manufacturing to realize the vision of the products and category Analyze and report category performance and research competitive landscapeEnsure all product milestones are achieved in a fast paced creation process.Present the range internally and to cross functional partners such as the factory group Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Strong business acumen in channel distribution, net sales, margin, profit and inventoryBroad footwear product knowledgeAbility to work with and influence all levels of the organization Thrive in a fast paced product creation environmentGood numerical skills with the ability to negotiateEffective presentation skillsSkill in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)Fluent in English (verbal and written  Qualifications: University degree, preferably in marketing/businessMinimum 5 years related experience in marketing;Experience in footwear development, creation and sourcing advantageousInternational marketplace experience and understanding