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Adidas Management Trainee Sales: You will be based at Adidas HQ in Cape Town, South Africa

Adidas Management Trainee Sales You will be based at Adidas HQ in Cape Town, South Africa

DEADLINE: 23 September 2023

Adidas Management Trainee Sales You will be based at Adidas HQ in Cape Town, South Africa

Overview of the Program

A degree does not mean that your learning journey has ended. Progression, improvement and curiosity keep us growing both as a company and as individuals. That‘s why Adidas created the Future Leaders Program which provides the foundations for a challenging job in one of the fastest moving industries. What makes this program unique is that adidas has recognised the need to employ and grow ambitious, driven and passionate people of colour (POC) in the sporting retail industry. Adidas has created this program to elevate and grow POC in their careers to support our country and company’s objectives to ensure more diversity. Adidas has seen great success in its previous program and now look forward to changing more lives over the next couple years.

You will be based at the HQ in Cape Town, South Africa, and you will embark on a New Manager certified course, in partnership with the Graduate School of Business, whilst working at the best sports company in the world. You will have a mentor, a line manager and HR to support you.

You will fulfil a fulltime role within the selected department based on your skills and experience, where you will make an impact on the business and your performance will be measured accordingly. You will also be assigned a group project which allows individuals to demonstrate their teamwork and innovative thinking skills.

With adidas, your career path has unlimited possibility. Our Future Leaders Program offer the chance to kickstart your career without borders. There is no guarantee of a permanent placement at the end of the program, however should you bring your best, we will try our best to ensure you stay within the adidas family within South Africa, or globally.

Sales Management Trainee Key Responsibilities

Adidas is looking for a passionate and confident strategic thinker and team player, with a purpose-driven approach to life. You will need to perform well under pressure and display the ability to create processes that enable excellence. Adidas is looking for a data-driven approach for decision making. You will be required to analyze marketing and sales data to develop insights and make recommendations on areas for optimization.

  • Manage a Wholesale or Digital Partner
  • Orderbook management and interaction with various role players in this area (SCM, CS, customers)
  • Confidently manage the process and roll out of multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Create and maintain metrics reports on marketing and sales activities, effectiveness, and business impact
  • Provide support and ensure responsible account growth is achieved across the strategic categories within the business
  • To set objectives, strategies, tactics, allocate resources and ensure translation into action plans respecting the framework set by the customer portfolio strategies

Key Relationships

  • Cluster Wholesale & Customer Service Team
  • Supply chain
  • Key Business Partners (Finance, HR, IT)
  • Key Partners and Customers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Practical experience an advantage (preferably in a marketing, digital and sales environment)
  • Excellent analytical skills, creative problem solving and strong customer focus and mindset 
  • Structured, organized and process orientated
  • Strong understanding of retail and consumer landscape, including retail KPI’s
  • Attention to detail and independent thinker
  • Ability to work within a team and high-pressure environment
  • Advanced user of MS Office suite of products (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Passionate about sports and an energetic team player
  • Fluent in English and excellent communication skills

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ year University degree in business, ideally with a marketing/ sales or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience: 12 months + is advantageous

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE: Adidas Management Trainee Sales

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