adidas (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Demand Planning & Commercial Finance Manager

adidas (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Posted on 28-Apr-21

Demand Planning & Commercial Finance Manager

adidas (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Job Highlights

  • 10+ years experience of Financial business partner
  • 5+ experience in financial forecast and planning
  • Proficient in English & Thai

Job Description

Position: Demand Planning & Commercial Finance Manager
Location: CRC Tower, BTS Ploenchit


  • Facilitate the monthly Integrated Business Plan (IBP) to ensure the accuracy of the demand planning forecast
  • Drive the IBP process to ensure the close alignment with strategic plan, accuracy and timely communication & submission of the demand plan
  • Lead the regular communication with Sales & Marketing to capture business changes affecting the demand plan, closely collaborate with buying team to ensure the volume and value (Net Sales) is aligned with strategic plan
  • Facilitate gap closing activities with respect to channels and categories and consider gap closing activities in Demand Plan
  • Assume the role of Key User for IP tool (IBP submission tool), provide training to country end users and trouble shoot issues to APAC or global team


  • Owns OTB and BUY sign off process and timeline, in alignment with APAC & SCM timelines
  • Facilitates OTB and BUY sign off meetings with cross functional teams, validate key assumptions and identify demand risks in view of delivering sales plan or inventory targets.
  • Acts as gatekeeper for channel OTB spending, provide transparency to management team for decision making
  • Be owner of inventory projection, keep track of inventory KPIs (inventory value, inventory days lasting), provide regular updates to business team to drive healthy inventory levels and achieve IDL target, reduce excess and support business growth. Identify risk and supports mitigation plan


  • Develops routine and ad-hoc demand related reports or dashboards for management team
  • Leads report standardization and enhancement in line with market and global best practice
  • Drives continuous demand planning process efficiency improvement.
  • Develops a proactive communication culture between demand planning and all other stakeholders.
  • Supports local or global demand planning relevant projects.


  • Act as a business partner by producing solid plan, in-depth analyzing on the business performance, controlling and tracking channel P&L versus budget as well as supporting on any other day-to-day operation issues to Management, Business Unit head and Sales team for their decision-making and setting sales strategy to achieve target and improve in profitability.
  • Provide commercial insight and support business growth to cross-function teams through evaluation of P&L, outlook projection, strategic plan, key business drivers, and identifying risks and opportunities as well as optimization of inventory level in sell-in, off-take stock.
  • Deep-dive analysis for sales, margin, marketing and overhead spending including investment for action taken.
  • Embed a culture and way of working across the Channel through using and developing analysis tools to ensure effectively and efficiently managing on channel P&L.
  • Operational execution of aspects of Finance strategy relevant to the role.

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
10 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

adidas ( Thailand ) Co., Ltd. is a leading brand in the sporting goods market with strong positions in footwear, apparel and hardware. adidas products offer technological innovations and cutting edge designs to athletes of all skin levels who aspire to achieve their highest performance.

We are dedicated to finding, developing and retaining the best people for our company. In return, we aim to make sure that our employees are happy and motivated. We offer them a challenging, fun and financially rewarding working environment.

Additional Company Information

Trading and Distribution
Benefits & Others
Medical insurance, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours