Senior Manager Regional Accounts ME

Full time @Adidas posted 11 months ago

Job Description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

To ensure a strong/leading brand positioning in ME and net sales growth with accounts in ME while respecting the image of the adidas brands

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement the Region Accounts Excellence strategy across ME
  • Develop the overall strategy for the TOP Region accounts portfolio based on Global and Market strategies jointly with the Sales Director and get sign off by the MD
  • Manage the Region Accounts team and follow all related adidas standards, best practices, and commercial policies in daily work
  • Develop the functional and social skills of direct reports on and off the job
  • Manage all reports as an integrated team by setting team objectives,

targets and guidelines (3C’s) * Set personal objectives, targets, guidelines and assess all reports

  • Establish an appropriate organizational framework for the Region Accounts sales organization jointly with the Sales Director in line with the Global organizational blueprint
  • Support negotiation and enforcement of adidas trade terms
  • Ensure all customers are allocated to the correct sales channels, run the seasonal SELL IN in showrooms or digitally.
  • Group Regional customers, set objectives, GTM strategies, tactics, allocate resources and ensure translation into action plans respecting the framework set by the customer portfolio strategies. Alling with OTG 2025 strategy
  • Work closely with all stakeholders including TOP REGION customers for quality sqm development plans and a proper execution either with branded SIS or generic allocated adidas sections or dedicated shelf space
  • Ensure execution of the Trade Edge and track results/data exchange
  • Report to all superiors, potentially along MIS guidelines
  • Monitor all reports, to execute all key campaigns during the year
  • Monitor and report on customers and competitors sell-through and activities, and propose/initiate/take actions
  • Provide realistic plans and forecasts on customers performances
  • Ensure customer compliance with agreements and wholesale policies

Key Relationships:

  • Global: Global Channel Management, Sales Development
  • Regional: Trade marketing team, CTC team, CS, SCM, Finance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Regional Account Manager with proven track record of successfully managing key accounts in large sales organisations.
  • High analytical skills for strategy development, business planning Decision planning
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Very good communications and negotiating abilities as well as high presentation, relationship management and facilitation skills
  • High degree of commercial and business acumen knowledge (e.g. sales, trade marketing, finance and controlling)
  • Strong decision taking and determination and shows high initiative and pragmatism to the business.
  • Fluent in written and spoken local language (Arabic) as well as English. Skills and abilities in other language are an added plus

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Arabic fluency required
  • University degree in Business with marketing and sales focus
  • Minimum 5 years of sales experience within large sales organisations, ideally in apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG of which min 4 years in Sales role
  • Exposure: Sports, Marketing, Supply Chain
  • IT skills: Advanced MS Office Skills

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