Senior Manager Key City Activation Job in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Adidas
Senior Manager Key City Activation
PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION:
Drive all Key City Consumer and Marketing Activations and where applicable ownership of execution.
Add value by delivering city specific cultural & consumer insights to help formulate the Dubai Key City marketing plan within the GCC brand plan, which in turn drives excellence and standards in creative, city relevant brand marketing activations which resonates with the city consumer, growing NPS and NS by winning the hearts, minds of Dubai consumers.
Be the knowledgeable expert on Dubai Consumers for each of the key focus categories, Trade Zones & to be aware of city specific developments and trends
Through a Brand & Sales Stakeholder collaborative process be proactive with initiative opportunities to enhance Key Stakeholder Dubai Consumer Obsession through
Knowledge and insights
Daily application – what can we do now i.e. quick wins
Future opportunities – what do we need to do in the future i.e. mid-long-term needs
Drive and be integral to support brand stakeholder execution of city specific initiatives/marketing plans
Wholesale Retail (Omni and CTC Teams)
Own the detail of the understanding of key account consumer profiles of the winning WHS retailers in Dubai
Align Dubai key account consumer profiles with adidas consumer activation plans with GTM/OMNI teams and ensure that appropriate activations are planned with relevant content
Drive an understanding of consumer segmentation & profiling by key Dubai Trade Zone and ensure appropriate activations for the KC
be the conduit with other departments to identify and drive synergies and to sit in and input on the regular calls between the e-com/newsroom teams to highlight more Dubai centric opportunities for e-com
Support the GM and Marketplace director to ensure Dubai plans and product development of Dubai specific product sit within the GCC Category plans with Dubai Consumer & Market diagnostics which outline the key requirements to Win per category are provided
Be a key part of Planning process of Dubai specific activations:
Briefs: Initial review of all BB, EHL1 & Community briefs + key Innovation, Trend & Hype briefs vs Objectives & KPI’s (inc. City insights & trends)
Response: Part of Core Brief Response team to review vs Objectives & KPI’s
Final: Plan Review of final plan vs Objectives & KPI’s (inc. City insights & trends)
Be a key part of Review process:
Evaluation: Drive AAR evaluation of each BB, EHL1 & Community briefs & key Innovation, Trend & Hype briefs vs Objectives & KPI’s (inc. City insights & trends) – include Customer Feedback
Optimize: Propose corrective actions that drive effectiveness, establish and share key successes, learning’s and best practice with key stakeholders (local and global)
Report on NPS and other brand metrics in Dubai, ie consumer response via panel dips, ASKNOW etc, adidas & campaign / franchise awareness & consideration Social: Reach & Engagement
To be the gatekeeper of the Dubai Marketing & Activations calendars and font of knowledge for key Dubai activations
Drive initial Brand input into the Dubai Marketing Calendar
To support or flag issues with proposed activity to key stakeholders
To be consistently available to input and support future events and activations
Be responsible for the output of a summary of all Dubai activity, timing to be confirmed a 1 week, 1 month, 1 quarter and 1 season
To take ownership as and when required of communities’ initiatives i.e. cages to input into Mid-long requirements – aligned to global/EM brand strategy and Dubai trends
ensure the detail around key spaces and places, events and archive stories are all consistently updated and can be used appropriately by the marketplace director or product marketing teams for Dubai product opportunities
Ensure a monthly meeting with the GTM teams of the Global key accounts trading in Dubai to ensure we are both maximizing investment and avoiding contradiction in the Dubai Key City.
Connect and share best practice with other Global Key city activation directors
Marketplace Director and GM to ensure a Dubai First Strategy, with clarity of Status, ownership and Action
Global KC Team to align against Global KC Strategy and Plan to share, agree and implement best practice
VP Brand to align on priorities to achieve Dubai First Strategy and Plan
Market Management team, to be able to discuss, report and align on actions to progress to achieve KC ambition and objectives
Market Brand senior stakeholders (Comms, Own Retail, Newsroom, Omni), SPOMA, EIM, Sales / Retail Marketing & DBC (eCom & App) + Global BU’s and Trend Marketing Teams for consistent interaction on optimization of all Dubai Consumer-facing brand communication and marketing activation initiatives
Market Sales/Account Marketing teams to align on POS execution.
Consumer Direct organization to align on marketing activities, to share developments of shopping destinations and to support the development of an Omni Channel market approach.
Local and global Trend Marketing for understanding of locally relevant influencers.
Local own retail store managers and store marketing activation experts to collaborate on local initiatives and events.
Global Fashion and Trend marketing activation teams to ensure global driven activations are Dubai relevant and to support the consumer insight plan
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong cross-functional experience across merchandising, marketing and sales.
Strong communication and presentation skills with keen business acumen.
Ability to enroll key stakeholders and gain support for initiatives.
Creative and innovative.
Strong conceptual understanding of brand building.
Native of social media.
Deep understanding of target consumer and connection to category, fitness, fashion, entertainment, sport and media.
Part of the respective city´s culture and knowledgeable expert about the respective city scene.
Knowledgeable of a large and relevant contact book of local influencers.
Enthusiasm/energy for activation.
Ideas focused, complemented with organizational and project management skills.
Ability to co-ordinate internal and external multidisciplinary groups
REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
University degree in marketing and sales or equivalent professional experience.
Minimum 7 years of cross functional marketing experience with a combination of merchandising/product, (brand) marketing and sales/retail.
Strong industry knowledge, across footwear, apparel, accessories.
Experience of relevant PR / marketing / events is an advantage.
Strong negotiation skills.
Advanced level of project and budget management.
Fluent in English.
Knowledgeable in MS Office.
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Company Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Category: Senior Management
Job Type: Full-time