Director Logistics & Distribution Global Procurement (m/f/d)


adidas International Trading AG is looking for a Director Global Procurement responsible for delivering superior results and competitive advantage in the area of Logistics and Distribution. In the role you will co-orchestrate the Logistics spend to get the best value for adidas while improving our supply chain efficiency and resilience through breakthrough ideas, best-in-class approaches, robust sourcing cycle and supplier relationship management. Ultimately balance total cost of ownership while defining the strategic and tactical direction.

You will confidently lead transformation and optimization of procurement processes and interface with cross-functional stakeholders to provide efficiencies across areas, regions, and categories.


Key Accountabilities 

  • Own, lead and execute the creation and implementation of category, sourcing, and supplier strategies in alignment with senior Leadership and relevant Business Partners
  • Relentlessly challenge the status quo and focus on larger-scale impact by using in-depth insights & benchmarking to uncover breakthrough opportunities for Logistics & Distribution Category
  • Co-create and drive future of the Procurement department
  • Create concepts, business cases & analysis and enable them via exceptional and fit for purpose communication to all levels of organization and project management
  • As Procurement project leader, manage capital investment, zero-based budgeting, sourcing, and optimization projects to improve both bottom and top line
  • Continuously assess current Procurement practices and effectively apply strategic sourcing methodologies to identify opportunities for cost-reduction
  • Design optimum cost governance and spend policies ensuring compliance across organization
  • Build, coordinate and manage cross-functional network in the organization and navigate the process to define value, spend parameters, quality & services levels, and address cost drivers
  • Continuous learning and development of relevant procurement/category knowledge and methodologies driving innovation and continuous improvement within the procurement function
  • Pro-actively enable and ensure transparency of spend and drive for an optimization of efficiency (procedures and cost) in collaboration with adidas Business functions

Key Relationships 

  • Global & Market Procurement
  • Global Logistics, Distribution & Engineering
  • Regional & Local Supply Chain and Operations Leadership and Teams
  • Key business functions like Legal, Finance & Controlling, Insurance, Global Business Services)
  • Suppliers Executives, Leadership and Sales Managers

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience 

  • Expert and detailed knowledge in the area of Transport & Distribution processes and Supply Chain Management with Excellent track record in Procurement/Consulting/Industry
  • Expert and detailed knowledge of Sourcing and Procurement methodologies and concepts
  • Significant experience working on strategic projects (Consulting experience preferred), leading
  • Proven ability to develop and implement category strategies, select, manage, and build partnerships with suppliers and develop best legal frameworks
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, pragmatic, commercial, highly analytical, clear communicator, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Strategic mindset with an ability to think broadly, refine questions, and develop analytical frameworks
  • Excel at solving unstructured problems
  • Tech savvy
  • Experience delivering through others and partnering with multiple business functions
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, flexible to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to produce clear and insightful presentations that deliver key messages at the appropriate level of detail, incorporating input from multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization, including senior leaders


  1.  University degree with emphasis on the areas of Transport & Logistics, Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Procurement
  2. At least 7+ years working experience with 5+ years of experience in similar or adequate role in procurement environment, preferable with 3+ project and people management
  3. Fluent in English, spoken and written
  4. Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office, especially EXCEL & POWER POINT

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director Logistics & Distribution Global Procurement (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Lucerne
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  LU
Country/Region:  CH
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  358104
Date:  Nov 7, 2021