The Vice President, Global Logistics will be an integral part of the Logistics & Distribution management team developing and driving global strategy, innovation and consistency of adidas Logistics landscape from Factory to DC .
In this critical role the person will be responsible for operational excellence and best practices across the logistics network, deliver sustain and profitable process improvements and services through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, elevate (provider) service performance and strengthen the effectiveness of our relationships with our Transportation operations / partners from a commercial and legal point of view.
Functional oversight responsibility encompasses Transport & Logistics, 3PL Strategy & Management, Labelling / Handling.
Key Responsibilities :
Define and steer the logistics vision and strategy to optimize the global functional infrastructure and system landscape considering all markets, channels and services in adidas.
Review and create short-, mid- and long-term strategy from an inbound logistics viewpoint.
Accountable for business process improvements through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives within the logistics network while enhance logistics performance and efficiency from factory door to DC door.
Create and drive a work environment that engages employees at all levels in the organization to simplify and standardize processes, improve quality, service and continually reduce costs.
Drive operational excellence and best practices across the network increasing efficiencies year by year.
Provides scalable, robust and flexible Transportation Services from factories to decoupling points and distribution centers including direct shipments to large accounts.
Build, change and manage a world-class logistics service provider asset base with processes and services to fulfill business requirements with special focus on ocean carriers and NVOCC s.
Partner with global Procurement to ensure fit for purpose contract set up and partner relations are set up to support the strategic direction.
Further drive the evolution of above market capabilities and organization to ensure fast decision making in highly standardized environment while operating in an agile manner.
Lead, steer and develop the industry-leading organization in all relevant functional projects for all sales channels within adidas.
Ensure all regulatory and compliance measures are met within global guidelines.
Act as a role model in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations as well as the adidas Fair Play Code of Conduct and other internal policies
Ensure transparency and clarity to key stakeholders.
Foster a proactive and creative dialogue where individuals gain other people’s perspectives on critical and complex issues.
Use appropriate and effective communication methods to Senior Leadership and Executives inside and outside of the company.
Key Relationships :
Logistics & Distribution SVP
SCM market leaders
SCM Market Logistics / Transportation teams
Global Finance & Performance Mgmt.
2PL / 3PL / 4PL service provider and other external stakeholder
Knowledge Skills and Abilities :
Good knowledge of inbound transport logistics, warehouse and outbound transport operations is a plus
Understanding of the bigger picture and end-to-end supply chain with the focus on transportation (factory to DC)
Recent experience and current knowledge of Transportation systems capabilities, and technology platforms (real-time visibility, control tower)
Knowledge of operational performance management and Continuous Improvement principles
Recognized leader with a shipping industry network
Team player, high degree of self-management, enthusiasm, drives to perform.
Business mindset : strong numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance.
Strong record of successfully applying problem solving and project management skills & tools including good planning and organization skills.
Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions.
Ability to provide a clear framework for performance to direct reports / project team, able to coach, guide and manage diverse teams.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills, both verbal and written.
Navigate and negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups, can settle differences; can win concessions without damaging relationships.
Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
Fluent English (verbal and written)
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.
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