Senior Manager Materials Costing & Portfolio Analytics


A key player in Global Sourcing in driving Sourcing’s vision to be the Most Agile, Most Competitive, Most Digitalized & Cleanest Supply Base in the industry. Manage materials costing process & strategic allocation based on analytical data to balance material portfolio against multiple factors, e.g. availability, quality, sustainability, innovation etc. Actively manage & ensure a best-in-class and balanced supplier portfolio from costing intelligence perspectives. Contribute to building material pricing models for innovative material technologies to achieve sustainability ambition.


Key Responsibilities

  • Building a balanced supplier portfolio through strategic allocation considering cost competitiveness while multiple factors like, availability, sustainability, innovation, quality, and speed also impacts sourcing decisions.
  • Collaborate with Materials Costing & Portfolio Management to establish market intelligence model, cost impact analysis, financial impact simulation and forecasting for the best materials sourcing decisions.
  • Develop and build and material knowledge, including supply market developments, manufacturing & costing processes to ensure best-in-class supplier portfolio.
  • Manage market research activities to identify and evaluate new suppliers with Materials Operations.
  • Execute the costing & portfolio strategy and give input to Materials Costing & Portfolio Management to derive sourcing strategy.
  • Provide mid-/long-term recommendation of the best performing suppliers.
  • Track implementation of the defined costing data & portfolio strategy.
  • Ensure the accurate and continuous tracking of market data on input factors for innovative technologies.
  • Building business cases from a costing & supplier portfolio perspective for sustainable materials incl. new technologies.
  • Role model leadership to foster a culture of Diversity Equity & Inclusion that strives for an inclusive workplace.
  • Develop and coach team to ensure the best standards of performance, appropriate skillsets and strong succession plans are in place.


Key Relationships

  • Global Sourcing: Materials Operations, Materials Planning, Materials Costing & Portfolio Management
  • Finance
  • Product Operations: Business Unit, Planning & Allocation


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Leadership qualities that contribute to achieving the company’s strategic objectives and personal development goals.
  • Strong people and influencing communication skills.
  • Strong business acumen, data-analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills.
  • Ability to drive initiatives and challenges status quo.
  • Possesses growth mindset and prioritize one’s betterment to enhance performance.
  • Good knowledge of costing principles.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of MS office, especially PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Fluent in English communication.
  • Ability to lead multidimensional teams.


Requisite Education and Experience

  • University degree in Business Administration, Finance or Procurement is preferred.
  • 7+ years professional experience in manufacturing, preferably in Costing or Materials function.
  • Knowledge of materials construction and manufacturing process is preferred.

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:  Senior Manager Materials Costing & Portfolio Analytics

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Hong Kong
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  HK
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  501624
Date:  Sep 13, 2023