Senior Manager Global DC Optimization 3PL (m/f/d)
Lucerne, LU, CH
vor 3 Tg.


Drive the SCM optimization roadmap together with Distribution Center Operations of the markets. Your objective will be to facilitate the setup of a performant distribution network, that drives best in class processes, delivers excellent service to our customers while driving a competitive cost base.

Target & Roadmap

  • Support Director DC Optimization to define regional DC Optimization roadmap in sync with adidas SCM Strategy - work with your finance and operations to define annual targets
  • Work with DC Managers to develop and maintain annual DC Optimization roadmaps
  • Drive demand and annual budget process for DC Optimization area, ensure connection with market demand and link to targets
  • Optimization & Innovation

  • Manage implementation of optimization levers incl. Labor Management system, Staffing tool, Automation technologies, etc.
  • ensure on time in full delivery to operations
  • Identify, develop, plan and drive implementation of new global optimization levers incl. incubation, proof of concepts, vendor selection, roll-out
  • Engage with our strategic supplier network to discover new technologies, voice our needs, develop joint innovation roadmaps
  • System Ownership

  • Support Director DC Optimization to define and own system requirements needs (as per market and business needs) as well as a system deployment roadmap
  • Coordinate with IT System owners and market and ensure on-time-in-full implementation
  • Data Management

  • Maintain regional productivity database incl. productivity measures, list of initiatives, etc. - drive analysis
  • Develop business cases for productivity initiatives
  • Liaise with Finance on efficiency gains, translation into savings and BC
  • Key Relationships

  • Regional SCM Heads
  • Local DC Operations Management
  • Finance / Controlling
  • 3PL providers
  • Global Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Procurement
  • External consultants (as needed)
  • Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

  • Good knowledge of warehouse operations
  • Knowledge of operational performance management, Lean, Continuous Improvement principles
  • Strong project management capabilities
  • Ability to lead and influence without formal reporting line
  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end with a global mindset
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions
  • Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills to all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups) especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
  • Fluent English (verbal and written),
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Qualifications

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum 5+ year experience in applying Lean, continuous improvement concepts
  • Good experience with Distribution Center processes; ideally worked in a DC environment for minimum 5 years
  • Sound understanding of warehouse management (WMS) and labor management systemsv
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