Coordinator, Purchase Planning




Secure the best availability for the business within the given cost constraints.

Responsible for converting demand into supply and providing actionable insights to meet KPI support and continuous process improvements.



  • Execute end-to-end adidas Japan purchasing flow from receiving demand plan through creating Purchase Order (PO) and to tracking delivery
  • Monitor demand driven performance issues and address suppliers when necessary
  • Execute purchase order management (POM) activities and liaise with internal departments concerned to optimize availability, inventories and costs
  • Compile and share operational reports to support measurement of key performance indicators and delivery performance for business needs
  • Analyze Japan reports and conduct activities around purchase orders status, prioritization setting, transportation mode changes and distribution from manufacturing factories, and communicate with internal stakeholders concerned such as Global Supply Planning (GSP) team / Sourcing team / Order Management (OM) to optimize supply availability to meet retail introduction dates.
  • Actively build regular interactions and touch bases with internal stakeholders to improve overall accuracy of reporting information
  • Check purchase orders weekly to ensure the right PO information is ready to be used in internal systems
  • Identify improvement opportunities in the area of purchase planning and delivery management and propose solutions to ensure seamless and precise end-to-end flow (from forecast through purchase order to delivery)  
  • Execute Supply Chain Management strategic initiatives based on prioritizations given by Line Manager.


  • Global Operations (Supply Planning, Sourcing)
  • Order Management Team in Hong Kong
  • Order Fulfillment and Distribution Center Operations at SCM Japan
  • Demand Planning & Brand team
  • Local and Global IT
  • Buying team at Retail & e-Commerce
  • Whole Sales Business Process & Operations Team


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player with the ability to work with diverse groups of people in a productive manner
  • Able to prioritize and work under pressure
  • Basic Financial / Logistics knowledge



  • University and/or College graduate or equivalent professional experience
  • Fluent in written and spoken Japanese is a must
  • Business level in written and spoken English.
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) : Intermediate
  • Excel : Advanced
  • SAP knowledge & Access database (plus)

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Job Title:  Coordinator, Purchase Planning

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  13
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  414368
Date:  Jan 13, 2022