Job title: District Manager

Company: Adidas

Job description: Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

To ensure the delivery of sustainable and profitable retail growth in UAE by meeting or exceeding agreed net sales and profitability targets. While coaching, managing and inspiring field teams to meet commercial goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inspirationally lead retail stores to a world class position by focusing on the 5 P’s: People, Product, Premises, Processes and Profit.
  • Ensure a leading shopping experience and continuously maximise sales and profitability from the store portfolio, in conjunction with key stakeholders.
  • Manage and control operational expenses (OPEX) in line with the retail budget.
  • Make recommendations to the Snr. Manager Retail Operations on commercial opportunities at Market level, setting up best practice and benchmarking for success.
  • Effectively complete store visits to develop and follow up on practical and achievable action plans.
  • To lead the recruitment, on boarding, training and development efforts in his/her stores, actively managing the succession planning process and ensuring all HR policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Supporting the Snr Manager Retail Operations with peer group to deliver a world class retail business and maximise brand equity.
  • Continuous improvement through developing and executing local retail relevant and specific processes in close cooperation with the support functions.
  • Create and drive a high performance culture across the Market by setting clear expectations and targets analysing stores’ performance, holding Store Managers accountable and giving appropriate and prompt feedback.
  • Adhere to Global standards for all retail marketing, visual merchandising, SHINE and other store related activities, and monitor/evaluate established processes to guarantee stores’ full compliance.
  • To work closely with HR, VM, Retail Marketing and B&M to ensure optimal service to the stores enabling store managers to operate smoothly and efficiently.
  • Implementing, driving and ensuring compliance with agreed Global Retail CoE processes and standards for field and RBO operations, while taking Market requirements into account.
  • Measure and monitor progress and performance across the various KPI’s and reporting thereof to Senior Manager Retail operations and relevant support functions.


  • As per legal requirement

Key Relationships:

  • Customers
  • Snr Manager Retail Operations
  • UAE DTC team including:
  • Buying and Merchandising, Retail Operations, Real Estate, Sales Academy and Store Development
  • Finance Team
  • Retail HR Manager
  • Brand team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience of leading multi store retail teams.
  • Excellent communication skills including impactful presentation skills, influencing and negotiating and change management.
  • Advanced numeracy and literacy, with good IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and use of Retail systems.
  • Geographical mobility within UAE.
  • Fluency in English. Local language advantage.

Requisite Education and Experience/Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in business (ideally with marketing and sales focus) or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the retail and trade marketing Industry, ideally in apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG, with an operational background.
  • UAE driving license is a must.

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: District Manager

Brand: adidas

Location: Dubai

TEAM: Retail (Back Office)

State: DU

Country/Region: AE

Contract Type: Full time

Expected salary:

Location: Dubai

Job date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 05:37:12 GMT

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