Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Drive the development of procurement practices across categories including:


Key Responsibilities:


Execution of tactical buying process

  • Analyze mid value tactical buys, facilitate high value tactical buy execution with the responsible category manager
  • Ensure compliance throughout the entire process
  • Search for potential suppliers, either existing or new ones
  • Conduct RFXs (negotiation, supplier selection) and support responding to suppliers in case of commercial or system related questions
  • Facilitate alignment of technical requirements between internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • For selected tactical buys, follow-up on technical evaluations with internal stakeholders to ensure timeliness of tendering process
  • Execute negotiation, supplier selection and determine Purchase Order (PO) terms and conditions


Execution of content activities

  • Set up and enable procurement content, such as e-catalogues, forms and connections to content marketplaces and external tools
  • Identify improvement opportunities for additional content creation, with a focus on e-catalogues and their enablement on the procurement portal after alignment with the respective Category Managers.
  • Propose continuous improvement initiatives based on observations from daily operations, e.g. buying channel optimization possibilities
  • Act as a key contact within procurement for all questions and queries around procurement content


Execution of eSourcing activities

  • Support the sourcing & category management team with planning, executing and analyzing eSourcing events
  • Lead eSourcing project design and monitor E2E eSourcing process


Key Relationships:

  • Internal: Global / Regional Procurement team / category managers, Key Business Stakeholder Functions ( Marketing, IT, HR, Retail, Logistics, Legal, Finance, etc)
  • External: Suppliers & Agencies: Executives, Key Account Managers & Legal Council


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, business partnering and category management (7 steps strategic sourcing, Fact based Negotiations, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of How to develop a Procurement Category strategy and conveyance
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools, processes, content and automation (E-sourcing -Ariba-, P2P - Ariba-, e-catalogues, buying channels, etc.)
  • Strong ability to analyze data, specifications, and influence demand
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas Group and to work with virtual teams
  • Knowledge and experience in projects and process management
  • Strong 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/ Ariba
  • Fluent English in spoken and written. 


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement, engineering or legal, or comparable professional education
  • Minimum 4 to 6 years’ professional experience in a similar functional domain or other related positions, with knowledge of category / market at hand; experience with supplier selection, negotiation and contracting
  • Prefer procurement experiences with Korea companies


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Job Title:  Buyer

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Dalian
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  LN
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  504574
Date:  Apr 8, 2024