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

Über Adidas

Die Tochterfirma der Adidas Group, die bestrebt ist weltweit Marktführer in der Sportbranche mit Marken wie Adidas, Reebok, Rockport, Taylor Made und Adidas France, zu sein, bietet eine große Auswahl an sportgebundenen Artikeln. Die Produkte der Firma und dessen Marken sind durch den globalen Wettbewerb beeinflusst, behalten jedoch stets ihre „Lifestyle“ – und „Streetwear“ – optik.

Adidas bringt dem Sport eine große Leidenschaft entgegen und verbindet diese mit einem starken Teamgeist während des kontinuierlichen Prozesses der Markterschliessung. Durch die internationale Ausrichtung der Firmenkonzepte und einer internen Dynamik, profitiert die Entwicklung der Marken deutlich. Über die innovativen Projekte werden sowohl Leidenschaft und auch essentielle Werte eingebettet