Senior Manager Sourcing Processes (S4Hana)

Full time Permanent @Adidas in Merchandising / Purchasing
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 21862
  • Offered Salary 0
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 5 - 6 Years or +
  • Industry Clothing / Garment / Textile
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree

Job Description

Purpose:

To drive process optimization initiatives within Sourcing as well as major infrastructure projects from gap analysis over blueprinting up to (system) implementation to facilitate the execution of the adidas strategy. Own a selected area of process under the established Product-led organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure processes and supporting systems are designed to meet business needs and understood end-to-end by all relevant stakeholders
  • Proactively connect/ liaise within Sourcing, GOPS and with subsidiaries and suppliers to understand existing process challenges
  • Represent Sourcing in the Strategy & Programs department supporting the analysis of Sourcing business & system processes
  • Identify process improvement potentials and – if applicable – related changes in Sourcing focused systems (eg. SAP ERP, Tradecard / GT Nexus, material / supplier management solutions)
  • Support prioritization of process improvement projects based on business needs; assist in creating business cases by working collaboratively with other functions to allow for objective financial evaluation of key initiatives
  • Participate in system solution evaluation exercises to ensure fulfillment of business requirements in line with LOs and Sourcing division needs
  • Support implementation and change management with respect to large scale infrastructure projects potentially managing project sub modules / work streams (RFC management)
  • Manage the network of Sourcing SMEs (subject matter experts) towards achieving process reengineering, alignment, and project milestones
  • Ensure visibility and communication of project progress, issues, and risks to Sourcing stakeholders
  • Ensure effective implementation and training of new business processes and system solutions in Sourcing
  • Maintain up-to-date business process documentation and provide input to policies and SOP owners regarding relevant changes

Key Relationships:

  • Proactively manage stakeholders, build relationships and manage communication in the Global Sourcing organization
  • Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions:
  • Global Operations (Footwear, Apparel and A&G Sourcing, Creation functions, Supply Chain incl. Logistics, etc.)
  • Markets (SCM and Sales functions)
  • Marketing (Brand Strategy, horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
  • Corporate functions (e.g. Tech, Legal, Finance)
  • Externals (Supplier, Logistic providers, IT vendors, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Soft skills:

  • Cultural sensitivity and an inclusive mindset
  • End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
  • Analytical problem-solving skills
  • Engaging, open and react to feedbacks and improve
  • Highly self-motivated individuals
  • Independently manage portfolio of tasks and handle upward communication proactively
  • Change management skills of influencing network of stakeholders
  • Proactive mindset in identifying and managing process risks

Hard skills:

  • Proven track records on wide areas of Sourcing Process in the Consumer Goods / Retail Industry
  • Proven track record in managing change, training and documentation
  • Experience in the extended area of Supply Chain Management
  • Discipline in planning time management and organization skills
  • Lean six-sigma certification or similar a plus

Requisite Education and Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge on Sourcing business, operations, process and systems needed
  • Minimum 5-6 years of relevant work experience in Sourcing / SCM functions in a global Consumer Goods or Retail company
  • Experience working in an agile environment a plus
  • University degree, PMP and lean sigma certification a plus

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