Manager Global Procurement 3PL Distribution Centers

Date posted:
Company: Adidas
Location: Lucerne (LU), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Execute category best practices for the transport & logistics procurement sub-category including:

  • Co-definition and deployment of sourcing strategy of the transport & logistics sub-category in close collaboration with SCM market and regional/local procurement teams
  • Engage with stakeholder to identify and execute ways to maximize total cost of ownership savings and Procurement’s value contribution within assigned projects.
  • Assure achieving compliance targets with policies, strategies, and processes
  • Strive to meet the mutually agreed Procurement targets contributing to the overall budget targets
  • Support and manage execution of provider portfolio management of the transport & logistics sub-category

Key Responsibilities:

Co-define global category strategy for a sub-category within the global category of transport & logistics  

  • Analyze sub-category and category profile, incl. spend, requirement management, risk assessment, supplier base assessment and SRM strategy  
  • Benchmark sub-category best practices to identify initiatives for improvement and support to establish best practice sharing across markets and functions 
  • Manage and execute on sub-category specific strategic (sourcing) plan in alignment with business and SCM Market teams 
  • Align strategic (sourcing) plan to financial budget and global business strategies  
  • Support definition on sub-category level P2P and buying channel strategies, identify and consider automation potential and P2P/ channel effectiveness 
  • Apply and Enhance transport & logistics sub-category methodology and toolbox 

Co-lead transport & logistics sourcing project implementation to support market needs and savings realization on sub-category level 

  • Initiate & synthesize internal and external analysis (industry/market and supplier intelligence) 
  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for the business and transport & logistics teams,  
  • Co-lead / support contract implementation and drive contract compliance on assigned global projects
  • Be accountable for savings delivery according to the mutually defined targets on assigned projects on sub-category level 

Grow into Governance role on assigned projects and support the work and efforts of a cross-functional sourcing team in all stages of a strategic sourcing project on sub-category level 

  • Drive/support alignment of roles and responsibilities on sourcing project level (operating model) 
  • Drive/govern RFQ execution: supplier selection, fact-based negotiations 
  • Collaborate and align with global/ market/ country procurement teams as applicable 
  • Collaborate with legal to finalize contractual agreement and its administration  
  • Ensure consistent usage of savings methodology and savings tracking through close collaboration with GFF  
  • Work with Procurement Leads to implement and activate contracts globally 

Manage commercial supplier relationship with assigned key suppliers within the defined sub-category and market scope and in alignment with Supply Chain Management Teams 

  • Implement, maintain, and manage relationship with suppliers identified as key suppliers in the respective sub-category, monitors performance of assigned key strategic suppliers  
  • Support supplier development activities; set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers to improve performance and further cost / demand reductions 
  • Support the identification of potential contract improvement opportunities and re-negotiations 

Manage relationship with key stakeholders and business representatives 

  • Act as an escalation point for sub-category related issues and drive resolution in line with global Procurement policies on assigned projects
  • Achieve “buy-in” from key stakeholders in the market for major procurement initiatives 
  • Support creation of -/ and outline contribution for budget improvements 
  • Foster that business needs are being identified, represented, and incorporated into assigned category sourcing activities
  • Act as Point of Contact for the business to assure business requirements are met 
  • Best Practice sharing with SCM markets, Global Procurement Community, and other key business functions 
  • Review process improvement opportunities with focus on cost reductions and value engineering aspects (create an advantage) 

Key Relationships:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, business partnering and category management within the transport and transport sub-category 
  • Solid background in transportation, logistics and supply chain management 
  • Good knowledge of Procurement strategy development and conveyance 
  • Good knowledge of procurement tools and data, content, and automation 
  • Good knowledge of Global 3 PL DC suppliers 
  • Strong analytical skill set, ability to analyze complex data and business model solutions incl. technical specifications and influence demand 
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas organization  
  • Knowledge and experience in projects and process management  
  • Good presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills 
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, strong in excel and ppt and preferably SAP MM/ SRM  
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written, German is a plus
  • Travel of up to 20% 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of logistics, supply chain, business, economics, finance, procurement, or comparable professional education 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ professional experience in a similar functional domain or other related positions e.g., supply chain- and or DC OPS management, preferably knowledge of procurement logistic category at hand; experience with supplier selection, negotiation and contracting 
  • Procurement or Sales experience for a leading Logistics service provider or within the FMCG industry

    Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

    Execute category best practices for the transport & logistics procurement sub-category including:

  • Co-definition and deployment of sourcing strategy of the transport & logistics sub-category in close collaboration with SCM market and regional/local procurement teams
  • Engage with stakeholder to identify and execute ways to maximize total cost of ownership savings and Procurement’s value contribution within assigned projects.
  • Assure achieving compliance targets with policies, strategies, and processes
  • Strive to meet the mutually agreed Procurement targets contributing to the overall budget targets
  • Support and manage execution of provider portfolio management of the transport & logistics sub-category
  • Key Responsibilities:

    Co-define global category strategy for a sub-category within the global category of transport & logistics  

  • Analyze sub-category and category profile, incl. spend, requirement management, risk assessment, supplier base assessment and SRM strategy  
  • Benchmark sub-category best practices to identify initiatives for improvement and support to establish best practice sharing across markets and functions 
  • Manage and execute on sub-category specific strategic (sourcing) plan in alignment with business and SCM Market teams 
  • Align strategic (sourcing) plan to financial budget and global business strategies  
  • Support definition on sub-category level P2P and buying channel strategies, identify and consider automation potential and P2P/ channel effectiveness 
  • Apply and Enhance transport & logistics sub-category methodology and toolbox 
  • Co-lead transport & logistics sourcing project implementation to support market needs and savings realization on sub-category level 

  • Initiate & synthesize internal and external analysis (industry/market and supplier intelligence) 
  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for the business and transport & logistics teams,  
  • Co-lead / support contract implementation and drive contract compliance on assigned global projects
  • Be accountable for savings delivery according to the mutually defined targets on assigned projects on sub-category level 
  • Grow into Governance role on assigned projects and support the work and efforts of a cross-functional sourcing team in all stages of a strategic sourcing project on sub-category level 

  • Drive/support alignment of roles and responsibilities on sourcing project level (operating model) 
  • Drive/govern RFQ execution: supplier selection, fact-based negotiations 
  • Collaborate and align with global/ market/ country procurement teams as applicable 
  • Collaborate with legal to finalize contractual agreement and its administration  
  • Ensure consistent usage of savings methodology and savings tracking through close collaboration with GFF  
  • Work with Procurement Leads to implement and activate contracts globally 
  • Manage commercial supplier relationship with assigned key suppliers within the defined sub-category and market scope and in alignment with Supply Chain Management Teams 

  • Implement, maintain, and manage relationship with suppliers identified as key suppliers in the respective sub-category, monitors performance of assigned key strategic suppliers  
  • Support supplier development activities; set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers to improve performance and further cost / demand reductions 
  • Support the identification of potential contract improvement opportunities and re-negotiations 
  • Manage relationship with key stakeholders and business representatives 

  • Act as an escalation point for sub-category related issues and drive resolution in line with global Procurement policies on assigned projects
  • Achieve “buy-in” from key stakeholders in the market for major procurement initiatives 
  • Support creation of -/ and outline contribution for budget improvements 
  • Foster that business needs are being identified, represented, and incorporated into assigned category sourcing activities
  • Act as Point of Contact for the business to assure business requirements are met 
  • Best Practice sharing with SCM markets, Global Procurement Community, and other key business functions 
  • Review process improvement opportunities with focus on cost reductions and value engineering aspects (create an advantage) 
  • Key Relationships:

  • Procurement: (Senior) Director Procurement Global & Markets, Sr Procurement Category Managers
  • Supply Chain Management: Business and Supply chain management: Market Supply Chain managers and Sr Managers at regional/country Level
  • Other key business functions like Legal, Risk Mgmt., and Compliance, Insurance, GFF and GBS
  • Supplier Key Account and Sales Managers
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, business partnering and category management within the transport and transport sub-category 
  • Solid background in transportation, logistics and supply chain management 
  • Good knowledge of Procurement strategy development and conveyance 
  • Good knowledge of procurement tools and data, content, and automation 
  • Good knowledge of Global 3 PL DC suppliers 
  • Strong analytical skill set, ability to analyze complex data and business model solutions incl. technical specifications and influence demand 
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas organization  
  • Knowledge and experience in projects and process management  
  • Good presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills 
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, strong in excel and ppt and preferably SAP MM/ SRM  
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written, German is a plus
  • Travel of up to 20% 
  • Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of logistics, supply chain, business, economics, finance, procurement, or comparable professional education 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ professional experience in a similar functional domain or other related positions e.g., supply chain- and or DC OPS management, preferably knowledge of procurement logistic category at hand; experience with supplier selection, negotiation and contracting 
  • Procurement or Sales experience for a leading Logistics service provider or within the FMCG industry