Assistant Manager Purchasing(temp 12 Months)

Assistant Manager Purchasing (Temp 12 months)  



Area:                                                                                       Global Operations     

Department:                                                                          SCM                 

Direct Reporting Line                                                        Manager Purchasing

Indirect/secondary reporting line:                                   N/A      

Subsidiary/country:                                                             China                                                   

Location:                                                                                 Shanghai

GSMS Grade:                                                                          P1

 Number of Personnel Managed:                                       N/A                  

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility:    N/A     



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Provide the analytical support to ensure the smooth operation within SCM Purchasing, look for continuous process improvement and take the lead on special programs with full engagement. 

Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide range feedback to MOPS based on SAP MRP & Buy Plan results on regular basis according to GTM timeline.
  • Check article extension & master data flow from RMA in AFS and perform article maintenance in SAP by adding local attributes and ensuring its accuracy
  • Maintain article local attributes in adiPortal in a timely manner and ensure accuracy/consistency with SAP
  • Select articles into Trade Meeting in adiPortal and maintain correct size range & SRD
  • Place purchase orders in SAP based on SMT approval decision according to order cutoff timeline, split by DC and business model
  • Monitor PO transfer status to ensure all the POs are transferred to GPS successfully and track all PO confirmations on daily basis
  • Monitor factory MDP performance, assess the impact on aChina launch and take the actions to improve deliveries
  • Support all systems’ testing for system RFC implementation or special projects
  • Take initiatives to work with related depts. towards outstanding delivery, financial or operational issues and take prompt action for problem solving
  • Provide analysis reports as needed
  • Take lead to make improvement on operation processes for better efficiency 

Key Relationships:  

  • Internal Stakeholders: Category Merchandisers, Marketing Operations, Business Planning and Operation, Category Sales, Own Retail, E-commerce, Order Book Fulfillment, Logistics, Finance
  • External Stakeholders: Global Supply Planning, Global Data Management, Global Sourcing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Fast learning and be able to perform under pressure
  • Logical Thinking and willing to manage details and data
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Be proactive to business changes and able to adapt to changes quickly
  • Fluent in oral & written English and Mandarin
  • Strong PC skills (Excel. PowerPoint, SAP)
  • Strong knowledge and background of purchasing and operating and sourcing


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is a must
  • 3-5 years working experience in purchasing related departments in a global consumer goods brand

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Job Title:  Assistant Manager Purchasing(temp 12 Months)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  263409