Senior Manager 3PL Management (m/f/d)

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

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

As an integral part of the European Supply Chain operation the Senior Manager 3PL Management is playing a vital role in the roll-out of new 3PL Distribution Centers while at the same time ensuring best in class service provided by our current 3PL warehouses. 

The role will independently manage external warehouse service provider to ensure the achievement of service level and cost targets. Developing and implementing standard KPIs to ensure visibility of performance and partnering with the 3PLs to drive continuous improvements are key elements of this role. Owning and driving regular performance review session with the suppliers as well as acting as a key stakeholder in terms of contract negotiations will support to create a best-in-class 3PL distribution network.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the external logistics service providers for 3PL DCs in daily operations
  • Final check of inbound and outbound service invoices and accruals of 3PL
  • Work in close collaboration with internal (Order Fulfillment, Customer Fulfillment, Customer Service teams) and external stakeholders (3PLs and carriers) to ensure quality performance required by adidas
  • Planning and reviewing of inbound and outbound volumes in consultation with Fulfillment Planning, customs team, 3PL and transport team, considering capacities and priorities (eg. Peak, Launch and PrePack campaigns) given
  • Take over responsibility for invoice & accrual control/booking of 3PL in- and outbound services
  • Conduct frequent performance analysis to support 3PL management, create full transparency and take responsibility for the inbound and outbound performance of the 3PL DCs
  • Drive improvement processes to gain efficiency in inbound/outbound flows for 3PL DCs including implementation of new operational requirements
  • Plan and execute regular review meetings with 3PL suppliers
  • Share requirements of 3PL management team during 3PL/Logistic Projects from an operational perspective plus support IT testing. Support teams proactively with best-practice sharing
  • Understand basic terms and conditions of 3PL contracts including appendices
  • Create reports, analysis and operating figures for 3PL DCs incl KPI monitoring
  • Support overall SCM and 3PL management strategy execution
  • Lead and develop a team of experts to ensure seamless processes and create a growth mindset 

Key Relationships

  • External logistics provider
  • European Customer Fulfillment
  • Cluster CF Teams and Customer Service
  • Accounting/controlling department
  • Inbound and outbound carrier
  • Global Logistics & Distribution

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Fluent in English and German
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), knowledge of SAP AFS and WMS functions
  • Profound Project Management experience
  • Profound knowledge on warehousing and logistics processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with internal/external business partners
  • Strong analytical skills and end-to-end logistics / supply chain mindset
  • Reliable working style with a high sense of accountability
  • Highly results driven and self-motivated team player 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • College or university degree with a focus on Transport/Logistics/Supply Chain preferred; alternatively equivalent combination of education and related work experience in the field of Logistics
  • Min. 5 years progressive working experience within Transport/Logistics/Supply Chain
  • Proven track record in project management