Manager Availability

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


It is the higher hierarchy of Purchasing based in the country. Serves as the main bridge to connect country requirements with Above Market. Provide a world class service level related to purchasing process and availability tracking and visibility. Timely communication with MKT, Sales, OF, Inbound and Channels to support key campaigns, market initiatives, and define action plans to maximize over 90% the availability of product. Acts as the main controller of the whole purchasing process to identify and close gaps to maximize the availability to support country sales plan. Follows up of all PO’s placed at country level by the AMP team while ensures the consistency of information among different supply tracking systems. Generates multiples reports required for the Manager Availability to build the One Purchasing Report (1PR).  It is the primary support for the SCM Director to deploy the 1PR results and follow up on actions plans.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Generate MPP +A, MPP +C and MPP + F reports (weekly) to confirm article allocations, cancelation and final purchasing outcome process, to identify discrepancies and gaps vs global allocation to provide to the purchasing organization clear market status and guidance of the actions that needs to be taken of our purchasing process.


  • Generate GAP Analysis Report which provides key information related to ex-factory accomplishment, inbound logistic information and material receivable at the Fulfilment Center to Order Fulfilment and Purchasing Management for the generation of key monthly reports: Purchasing Report, A-RUN, OTA/OTIF


  • Lead    Sales, Marketing and Logistics (SMAL) meetings to provide article pool group availability status to support markets campaigns, sales plans and launch dates to build 30 / 60 / 90 marketing meetings. Identify critical/delay articles to support key campaigns introduction and communications of new sale plans with clients


  • Align    with Inbound Organization delivery plan to prioritize key Purchase Order´s arrivals to support critical campaigns intro dates and/or improve article availability in the markets


  • Deploy Purchasing Report to Order Fulfilment to build, Bucket 1: automatic article cancelation; Bucket 2: action related to minimum MOQ & MPQ, Bucket 3:  Delays and others to proper communication of the previous actions to channels to reduce cancelations and improve material availability


  • Manage jointly with Order Fulfilment Organization the Minimum meetings with channels to cover, Bucket 1: automatic article cancelation (OF); Bucket 2: action related to minimum MOQ & MPQ (Purchasing); Bucket 3:  Delays and others. (OF) to provide visibility of volumes no purchased due MOQ and locked PO's to define key next steps (increase or cancel demand) 


  • Owns Plant Master Check Report to provide plant efficiencies status by checking PO status in different systems (SIM- Factory) and SAP plants (adidas Industrial and TradeCo) to the Purchasing Organization          


  • Deploy people Career path and Succession planning of his/her team, implement coaching and mentoring programs, identification and development of new key talents for ensure the continuity and renewal of the organization, allow people grow inside the area or to support them to transition to other functions


  • Manage daily Communication with factories for order cancelations, early shipment request and/or hold shipments thru Work Flow Management (WFM) and Global Tracking System (GST) to support market requirements or factory needs


  • Lead Airfreight Shipment request and proper approvals process with the leadership team to support key campaign's intro date                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:


  • Experienced in job and fully qualified/trained
  • Combined broad theoretical and practical knowledge incl. company policies and practices Strong competence with various tools, procedures, etc
  • Cross funcional vision
  • Operating Rhythm
  • Analytics capabilities
  • Effective communication
  • Database knowledge
  • English


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • 5 years experience


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:  Manager Availability

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Martinez
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
Country/Region:  AR
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  209729