Manager Global Procurement – Logistics & Distribution (m/f/d)

Date posted:
Company: Adidas
Location: Herzogenaurach (BY), 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 for the transport & logistics procurement sub-category
  • Realization of stakeholder management to maximize total cost of ownership savings and Procurement’s value contribution
  • Realization of supplier relationship management and contract management activities
  • Assure achieving compliance targets with policies, strategies, and processes
  • Deliver committed annual Procurement savings targets  Key Responsibilities: Execute sub-category strategy for transport & logistics procurement
  • Analyze the sub-category and define category profile, incl. risk assessment, supplier base assessment and Supplier Relationship Management strategy
  • Benchmark category best practices to identify initiatives for improvement
  • Support building sub-category specific strategic plan in alignment with relevant stakeholders
  • Align strategic (sourcing) plan to financial budget and global business strategies
  • Support / govern logistics sourcing strategy implementation to support market logistic strategy and savings realization on sub-category level
  • Execute defined sourcing initiatives as per the 7 steps strategic sourcing methodology
  • Deliver internal and external analysis (industry/market and supplier intelligence )
  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for business/ other functions,
  • Lead/ support contract implementation and drive contract compliance on a global basis
  • Deliver the required negotiation outcomes and savings according to the defined savings targets    Support the work and efforts of a cross-functional sourcing team in all stages of a strategic sourcing project within sub-category
  • Collaborate and align with global/ market/ country procurement teams as applicable
  • Drive/support alignment of roles and responsibilities on sourcing project level (operating model)
  • Drive/support RfX execution: supplier selection, fact-based negotiations
  • Collaborate and align with global/ market/ country procurement teams as applicable
  • Ensure savings methodology and tracking through close collaboration with GFF
  • Work with Procurement and business Leads in global and in markets to implement and activate contracts globally
  • Maintain tender calendar for sub-category (all markets / regions)  Manage commercial supplier relationship with key suppliers within the defined sub-category and market scope
  • Maintain and manage relationship with suppliers identified as key suppliers in the respective category, monitors performance of key strategic suppliers according to the guidelines
  • Lead supplier development activities; set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers in order to improve performance and further cost / demand reductions
  • Manage relationship with key stakeholders and business representatives
  • Act as an escalation point for project related issues and drive resolution in line with global Procurement policies
  • Achieve “buy-in” from key stakeholders in the market for procurement initiatives
  • Create and outline contribution for budget improvements
  • Foster that business needs are being identified, represented and incorporated into category strategies
  • Act as Point of Contact for the business to assure business requirements are met  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: 
  • Intermediate knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, business partnering and category management (7 steps strategic sourcing, fact based negotiations, etc..)
  • Good background on transport & logistics processes and supply chain management, specifically on sub-category level
  • Good knowledge of how to execute a Procurement Category Strategy and conveyance
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools and data mgmt., content and automation (E-sourcing , p2p -SRM & Ariba-, e-catalogues, buying channels, etc…)
  • Strong ability to analyze data, specifications and influence demand
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas Group and to work with virtual teams
  • Knowledge and experience in projects and process management
  • Good 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 & Ariba
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Travel of up to 20%  Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 
  • A master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of transport & logistics, supply chain, business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional educationMinimum 3 to 5 years’ professional experience in a similar functional domain or other related positions, with knowledge of category at hand (Transportation and Logistics); experience with supplier selection, negotiation and contracting