Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:Support the SVP SCM and the SCM Senior Management Team in driving the global Supply Chain agenda and activities across the organization to help bringing our Strategy “Own the Game” to life. Ensure that the strategy is understood in the organization. Track and report the progress on strategy execution and large-scale program execution.
Key Responsibilities:• Support the SVP SCM in guiding and continuously steering Supply Chain organization and management of day-to-day operations− Support SVP SCM in defining the ‘management agenda’, translating strategy into priorities, annual objectives, and quarterly key results for the SCM organization− Drive implementation of the ‘management agenda’, owning the ‘drumbeat’ through preparing relevant SMT meeting/calls, ensuring structured follow-up on action items− Facilitate and manage all SCM Senior Leadership meetings and global SCM key events (such as Townhall meetings, Leadership offsites, Market visits, Talent roundtables, etc.)• Support the SVP SCM in strategy definition and implementation process, jointly with the VP Supply Chain Strategy & Programs, the SCM leadership team, and other partner functions− Support the Strategic Business Plan and the annual objectives setting process− Support key analysis required to support strategy formulation and operationalization− Act as interface for strategic Market and SCM requirements, inputs, and projects− Support ongoing alignment of strategies and activities across the Global Operations org− Support implementing Change Management plans to ensure a smooth implementation• Own and manage the global Supply Chain Demand Management process in close collaboration with SCM Finance and the GOPS Head-office team− Own global SCM demand collection, demand consolidation and evaluation, funding submission, and approval process, in alignment with corporate rules and timelines− Manage the Supply Chain demand SPOC network across functions and markets− Liaise with adidas Program Board and Global Operations Coordination Board and represent Global Supply Chain in all relevant process− Drive continuous improvement of Demand Management process (e.g., evolution in the context of the new Product led way of working)• Drive the Supply Chain Board and Senior Leadership communication and reporting engine on behalf of the SVP SCM− Drive preparation of all SCM Board, Corporate Strategy, and other adidas Senior Management reporting, thereby ensuring continuous cross-functional alignments− Monitor progress in achieving key transformational initiative milestones and objectives in collaboration with the Senior Management Team− Support the SVP SCM in any ad hoc issue resolution, coordinate solutions across the different functions of the organization.• Drive the Global Supply Chain Communications agenda and pipeline of continuous communication execution channels− Own the global Supply Chain communication calendar (i.e, key events, market visits, allteam meetings, employee engagement and communication touchpoints)− Deliver against SCM communication calendar, own newsletter, Yammer, and other communication channel execution− Manage SCM people pulse Ambassador network to drive employee engagement• Develop and maintain contacts with industry leading organizations (eg Gardner) to deepen our understanding and knowledge of state of the art and industry leading SCM topics• Perform line manager role on direct reports (e.g. recruiting, performance appraisal, team approvals, team budget control)
Key Relationships:• SCM Senior Management Team (SMT)• SCM Finance and Performance Management• GOPS Strategy & Programs team• Core GOPS and Market functions• Human Resources• IT
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Soft skills:• Strategic and visionary thinking and acting• Structured problem-solving approach• End-to-End supply chain mindset• High level of flexibility, tenacity, eagerness to learn• Service-minded and global thinking• Fluent in English, ideally also in other languages• International, cross-functional and intercultural experience• Excellent Communication skills with clear employee and customer focus
Hard skills:• Advance leadership and management training• Excellent presentation and story-telling skills • Proven track records in managing large teams and/or external consultant• Ability to launch large-scale projects and proven track records of strategic project management experience, advanced understanding of business process management, methodologies, and principles• Business acumen and in-depth knowledge on Sourcing and/ or operation related processes
People management skills:• Lead and direct team of (senior) project managers• Handle all related line management responsibility• Coach and mentor team members with people development plan• Foster a highly motivational and encourage highly diverse working environment• Instills a team culture in which all important issues are discussed openly and constructively• Support definition and drive people strategy (e.g. recruitment)• Empowers individual team members and generates a can-do culture• Ambassadorship across network
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:• A degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on the areas of business, logistics, planning, supply chain, or operations, MBA a plus• Min. 6-8 years progressive working experience in fast moving consumer goods or SCM industry in a strategic function and/or consulting background in one of the top strategy consulting firms• Proven track record in project management and change management, preferably on a global scale