adidas International Trading AG is looking for a Senior Manager Global Procurement responsible for delivering superior results and competitive advantage in the area of Logistics and Distribution Procurement for Last Mile Transportation (Parcel, LTL, FTL).
In the role you will co-orchestrate the Logistics spend to get the best value for adidas while improving our supply chain efficiency and resilience through breakthrough ideas, best-in-class approaches, robust sourcing cycle and supplier relationship management.
Ultimately the person will balance total cost of ownership while defining the strategic and tactical direction.
You will confidently lead transformation and optimization of procurement processes and interface with cross-functional stakeholders to provide efficiencies across areas, regions and categories.
Join us and OWN THE GAME.
Drive procurement transformation in the area of Outbound Transportation (last mile distribution) in close collaboration with supply chain stakeholders to deliver value beyond savings through innovative ideas
Govern and support strategy implementation to enable market strategies and savings realization
Conduct transportation tenders across adidas global footprint, focusing on the direct-to-consumer delivery service strategy
Execute defined sourcing initiatives as per strategic methodologies, negotiate and secure best in class legal agreements with vendors
Benchmark category best practices and innovation opportunities to identify initiatives for improvement and develop risk assessments
Drive analysis, industry / market and supplier intelligence, benchmarking, and business decisions models to address demand in Transport, Logistics and Distribution across our 4 geographic regions (EMEA, North America, Latin America, Greater China Area and Asia Pacific)
Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for business / other functions
Support building specific strategic plans in alignment with relevant stakeholders and in tune with global business strategies and financial budgets
Lead / support contract implementation and drive contract compliance on a global basis
Lead supplier development activities and manage commercial supplier relationships with key partners
Global & Market Procurement
Global Logistics & Distribution
SCM global and market-based teams
Key business functions like Legal, Finance & Controlling, Global Business Services
Suppliers Key Accounts, Sales and Technical Teams
Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience
Very good background in operational Logistics processes and supply chain management, specifically in Last Mile Distribution (road transportation for parcels, LTL, FTL), combined with commercial understanding for respective mode of transportations.
Strong ability to analyze data, prepare fact-based decision models, challenge business requirements, and influence demand
Good knowledge of how to execute a Procurement Category Strategy and negotiate best in class contracts
Good knowledge of Procurement methodologies and concepts, category management and business partnering
Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas group and to work with virtual teams and willingness to travel
Knowledge of procurement tools and data management, content, and automation (e-sourcing)
Good analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
Bachelor or Master degree with emphasis on the areas of Transport & Logistics, Supply Chain, Business, Economics, or Procurement
5 - 10 years’ experience in an operational or commercial Transport & Logistics function (logistics supplier), or 5 to 10 years’ experience in procurement or Transport & Logistics procurement
Operational or commercial transportation background as a plus
Expertise in the parcel e-commerce industry for consumer goods or retail is an advantage
Experience in supplier relationship management and negotiation tactics
Fluent in English, spoken and written
Very strong capabilities in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Power Point
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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