Senior Manager Sourcing Processes (S4Hana)

Full time Permanent in Merchandising / Purchasing

Job Detail

  • Job ID 16017
  • Offered Salary 0
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 5 - 6 Years or +
  • Industry Clothing / Garment / Textile
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree

Job Description


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