Senior Manager Global Marketing Procurement (m/f/d)

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

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • To ensure that commercial and business relationships and engagements with agencies and production companies are handled according to policies, commercials, risks and procurement categories related best practices for the Marketing procurement categories of the adidas Group
  • Facilitating category relevant strategies and ensuring visibility and transparency of spend  Key Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and execute marketing procurement categories related strategies in alignment with senior management and relevant Business Partners and their Brand objectives
  • Build business relationships and effectively partner with the relevant stakeholders of the procurement categories within the adidas Group and the marketing agency industry
  • Enable and ensure transparency of spend and drive for an optimization of efficiency (procedures and cost) in collaboration with adidas Finance function and related stakeholders
  • Lead agency selection/pitch processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate contracts up to final authorization including dispute resolution, approving and qualifying vendors as well as authorization of contracts and purchase orders within the respective country and Brand signature policy
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams in defined procurement and general development projects as well as pro-actively supporting other team members in their tasks and activities
  • Continuous learning and development of procurement/category knowledge and methodologies driving innovation and continuous improvement within the procurement function 

Key Relationships:

  • Internal: Business Partners and stakeholders in relevant supporting functions
  • External within supplier organization: Executives, Key Account Managers, Legal Council  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts
  • Expert-Knowledge of the marketing agency and production company landscape
  • Knowledge of brand strategy
  • Proven ability to drive category strategy and setup agency selection and management
  • Ability to support develop sourcing strategies in order to face market trends
  • Knowledge and experience in stakeholders and supplier relationship management, Employment Contracts, Work-Labor Contracts, Claim Management, Liability, Warranty and (inter)national procurement related legislation
  • Strong capability to independently interact throughout the adidas Group
  • International project and process management knowledge and experience
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Proficiency in MS Office and preferably SAP MM/ SRM
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Travel of up to 25%  Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 
  • A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university (Bsc./Msc.) with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education. M.B.A. a plus
  • At least 5+ years working experience with 3+ years of experience in Marketing agencies, marketing or in marketing procurement