Assistant Category Manager

Job title: Assistant Category Manager
Contract type: Freelance
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 406958
Contact name: Rianne McDonough
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description


Assist the category management team in planning and organizing the go-to-market cycle to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist category management Team to differentiate seasonal key account range plans (including visual merchandising)
  • Assist category management Team to co-ordinate the range release process, including:
  • Managing the catalog production process,
  • May assist with the management of internal adidas systems, including range planning, DMT, SAP, Webtext and RMS as needed.
  • May assist with the management of disseminating updated information to internal customers, including Product Marketing, Sales, Footwear, Communications and others.
  • Follow up with communication with Sales Team / Account Planning Managers
  • Perform consumer market / trend research
  • Assist category manager with identifying products to maximize profitability/productivity.
  • Present ranges internally and when needed externally
  • Field general requests of the merchandising department.
  • May assist with sample co-ordination, event management assistance and general office duties.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Powerpoint and Excel) and working with systems/applications.
  • Ability to research and present depth business research.
  • Ability to present in front of large and small groups.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Category specific understanding preferred



  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Marketing/Business or related field preferred.
  • One (1) year sports or other product marketing related experience; or combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree
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