Senior Specialist Market Supply Chain (m/f/d)

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


  • The main objective of Market Operations & Optimization is the partnership management between wholesale stakeholders and SCM function and consequently it becomes the Single Point of Contact of Supply Chain within the clusters. 
  • Market Operations & Optimization is responsible for managing and coordinating the complete process from order entry to delivery of all products to the customers according to the resource and product availability within the supply chain organization which satisfy the sales and demand needs of the customers and markets.  
  • Market Operations & Optimization works to ensure maximum stock allocation and COTIF results for cluster. It also supports the business financial targets and the “on time” and “in full” delivery (COTIF) highlighting risk and/or opportunities through European standard availability reporting tools.  

 Key Accountabilities

  • To execute system and communication related activities which improve COTA and timely COTIF conversion across cluster in line with business financial targets.
  • Manage and provide service excellence to all relevant interfaces to ensure order book execution, issue resolutions and integrity on time product availability & outbound delivery and order book conversion.
    •   Analyze by zone Micro Strategy based reports to analyze the COTA and COTIF gap. Work closely with key business areas communicating actions, highlighting opportunities such as delivery block, Arun allocation to pro-actively improving COTIF
    • Drive order book conversion using European standard reporting for driving order book conversion; Act pro-actively for reducing COTA/COFIT and LOTA/LOTDN gap.
    • Provide transparency/reports of order book for driving order book conversion and act pro-actively for reducing OTA/OTIF gap   
  • Support on day-to-day activities to ensure release of the orderbook according to the SCM strategy and aligned with CS/Sales requirements
    • Manage and provide service excellence to all relevant interfaces to ensure smooth hard, focus and strategic launch processing. Lead regular local launch meetings with CtC
    • Analyze and report all “not bought” required information/data in a closely collaboration with Demand Planning, Purchasing and Sales/Customer Service 
    • Execution on all sales order book related requests of incoming to centralized mail-box (point of contact from Sales/Customer Service and European Distribution Centers) 
    • Drive the Delay management process by sharing late orderbook with Customer Service managers, highlighting issues and manage actions to be taken in collaboration with the SCM Inbound team.
    • Analyze and report all “not bought” required information/data in a closely collaboration with Demand Planning, Purchasing and Sales/Customer Service 
    • Provide visibility of order book not mapped against stock and take appropriate actions (e.g. cancellation, swapping, stock transfer)
    • Monitor outbound order book of delivery note creation/transfer with potential delays and take appropriate actions (DN prioritization, max DN qty, BID, PGI, Credit etc.)
    • Coordinate and monitor outbound activities for booking accounts, be the SPOC for the customer for deliveries issues
    • Secure handling, availability and on time order-book conversion related to the pre-pack campaigns and game plan for yearend deliveries
    • Action regular order book cleanse for contracts/reservations and secure local orderbook is compliant with Contracts rules. 
  • Work cross functionally with other SCM-teams and commercial business partners to ensure that projects and initiatives are supported & implemented and globally as required
  •  Collaborate and support order fulfillment process alignments with the goal of making continuous business improvements within Europe organization; highlight requirements, include process documentation and initiating ideas for improvements
  • Development and circulation of European SCM KPI management reports. Discussed and communicated during the cluster key stakeholder management meetings.    
  • Participation in workshop/trainings for SAP upgrades and support regression testing. Planning and coordination of system testing for Market Operation & Optimization, including assessing scenarios and test script requirements; Key user for SAP testing of quarterly release and new functionalities (e.g. MT Flex, Outbound Scheduling) 

Key Relationships

  • Market Operations & Optimization local team
  • European Market Operations& Optimization local
  • Europe Supply Chain Management  
    • Order Fulfillment (Inbound Planning, Order Book Management) 
    • DC Operations and Transportation 
    • Product Supply 
    • Ranging & Marketing Interface 
    • Supply Chain Development Global Sales and Customer Service  
  • Global Sales (Promotion, Brand and Sports Marketing, Public Relations) 
  • Global Sales – Finance, CtC  
  • Global IT

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

  • Background in Supply Chain and in-depth knowledge of supply chain mechanics
  • Ability to understand complex supply chain issues and drive them to solution
  • Ability to achieve and exceed goals / objectives and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organizational skills
  • Operational and commercial experience/mind-set
  • Strong team player with the ability to work with diverse groups of people in a productive manner
  • Ability to work independently with moderate guidance on several projects simultaneously
  • Experienced with various reporting platforms such as Micro Strategy
  • Strong evidence of reporting and analytical skills
  • Fluent in English written and oral supported by excellent communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills (Excel, Word, Power Point); SAP AFS knowledge; 


  1. 4 year college or university degree required, focus on Logistics or Supply Chain preferred
  2. 2+ years related work experience preferably in Supply Chain or Logistics
  3. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree
  4. Industry experience preferred