Lead, direct, and manage the development and execution of the Group wide sourcing and procurement strategies for the specific categories/area of responsibility in line with the procurement strategy and policy.
To ensure that for the specific categories/area the commercial and business relationships and engagements with suppliers are handled according to commercial, risk and business best practice and in the interest of adidas-Group
Provide the necessary leadership and day-to-day management to drive and create an efficient, effective, and world-class procurement within the specific categories/area of responsibility that delivers quantifiable benefits to the adidas Group.
Translates the vision and drives and executes strategic sourcing initiatives within the specific subcategories/area of responsibility.
Delivers on annually agreed savings targets while optimizing the transparency and the management of spend for the specific categories/area of responsibility
Manages the relationship between the business and procurement for the specific category/area of responsibility. Communicates on a consistent basis with executives and managers in order to establish and promote positive relations
Responsible for subcategories/customer area of responsibility. Accountable for the achievement of performance management expectations for the subcategory/area of responsibility and managing the supplier and contract portfolio
Leverage and apply Procurement processes and methodologies in the specific subcategories/area of responsibility regarding stakeholder management, procurement development and category management
Negotiate and manage complex procurement agreements and make independent purchasing decisions in area of responsibility/subcategories and authorize contracts (within the context of limited representational authority) and purchase orders and supervise contracts negotiated/handled by subordinate staff and external support
Lead, develop, and execute strategic sourcing projects, best practices, and initiatives that support improvements in supplier management, pricing, terms and conditions, risk compliance, data protection, consolidation of spend, payment terms, and other areas as identified
Build, lead, manage and develop the team for the subcategories/area of responsibility and its members into an effective team to drive achievement of objectives by identifying opportunities for growth and learning for all while fostering a high performance culture
Ensure all activities within the procurement organization complies with external legislations and other adidas-Group internal policy and compliance requirement
Internal, inside the group : Executives, Department heads & Managers Finance heads and peer group Project Managers, Controlling, Legal Counsel
External, within supplier organizations Executives, Key Account Managers, Finance
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge, experience and proven ability in development and execution of strategic direction of procurement department and establish best practices sourcing/procurement
Expertise and detailed knowledge of sourcing/procurement methodologies and concepts like stakeholder management, procurement development and category management
Proven experience, expertise and track record in sourcing and procurement for the categories/area of responsibility
Proven ability to initiate, drive and maintain the relationship between the procurement department for the specific category/area and business partners
Proven ability to drive procurement category strategy and setup supplier selection and related stakeholder and supplier relationship management
Proven ability to build, lead, manage and develop subcategory/area team and its members into an effective team to drive achievement of objectives
Extensive international project and process management knowledge and experience
Excellent 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/ Esourcing
Fluent in English, spoken and written
Travel of up to 25%
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university (Bsc./Msc.) with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education.
At least 10+ years working experience with 4+ years of experience in similar or adequate role in procurement environment, preferable with 4+ project and people management elements