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Adidas America Manager Demand Planning BU (M/F/D) - temp 1 year in Herzogenaurach, Germany

Manager Demand Planning BU (M/F/D) - temp 1 year


Your task as a Manager Demand Planning is the creation of the Wholesale Demand Plan for the sales area Europe. The Demand Plan is the basis for Purchasing and significantly influences the inventory management/stock turn and availability. Therefore it is also the foundation for reaching sales and inventory targets. Main KPI is the Demand Plan accuracy in consideration of availability and inventory levels.


Ranging & BU strategy

  • Execution of DP processes to support strategic initiatives to fulfill BU requirements

  • Provide analysis for BU marketing to enable a fact-based decision making for future strategy

  • Support and consult the Merchandising teams throughout the range creation and identify R&O based on analysis of the current business development

  • Support BU projects

  • Coordinate the BU launch process for WHS


  • Responsible for creating and updating of the Rolling Demand Plan (RDP) for defined business segments on article level for Wholesale in line with the Integrated Business Plan

  • Forecast extrapolation

  • Create analyses and statistics

  • Ensure pre-order business

  • Balance the product availability for the re-order period

  • Monthly distribution of the RDP reflecting market demand

  • Create and update size curves

  • Observance of local and global timelines and deadlines

  • Liaise with cross-function departments on time (Marketing, Sales, Purchasing)

  • Observe markets regarding changes, chances and risks

  • Support the Director Demand Planning BU to coordinate required omnichannel DP activities across the different channel DP teams and communicate with relevant stakeholders (e.g. BU, Purchasing) to ensure smooth execution

If applicable

  • process ownership:

  • ensure x-channel alignment in execution based on meaningful and standardized documentation, supported by the required level of communication

  • Allocation management:

  • Support the BU Marketing with the lifecycle strategy

  • Manage the allocations across channel across the season

  • Establish and maintain a meaningful tracking and reporting to allow fact-based decision making


  • Demand Plan accuracy

  • Demand Plan reliability

  • Inventory management/stock turn

  • Optimization/reduction of excess stock

  • Availability


  • BU Marketing teams

  • SCM Purchasing

  • Order Fulfilment

  • Sales

  • IT

  • Finance


  • Good analytical skills

  • Excellent numerical skills

  • Advanced SAP knowledge (SCM & AFS)

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

  • Good knowledge of MS Office (PP, Word)

  • Good communication skills

  • Fluent in English and another European language in writing and speaking


  1. Bachelor’s degree

  2. 2-3 years of work experience in demand planning or a similar field

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Manager Demand Planning BU (M/F/D) - temp 1 year

Brand: adidas

Location: Herzogenaurach

TEAM: Accounting & Finance

State: BY

Country/Region: DE

Contract Type: Temp

Number: 297740

Date: Feb 8, 2021