Manager BU Planning - Originals & Style (temp. cover until June 30, 2022) (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Implement global supply planning strategies in line with corporate objectives vertically for specific Business Units/Brands. Be the Planning partner, responsible for translating Brand ambitions into tactical requirements. Provide actionable insights, while supporting a Global Planning framework that can be leveraged across all BUs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead BU IBP drumbeat for GOPS, own the number to support capability & capacity building for supply base for related BU, identify volume gaps and potential risks in supply with the ultimate goal of ensuring demand plans of the markets can be satisfied in the sell & produce zone
  • Validate if BU strategy is reflected accurately in Sourcing’s seasonal allocation strategy and vice versa, guide development teams to optimize capacity/ capability utilization and support maximum availability performance once production starts
  • Own BU CPR process & tools including derived action plans across functions in close alignment with horizontal BU Planning team
  • Drive production level loading via different measures on a BU level (e.g. Early Buy Ready, BU Make-To-Forecast, product consolidations)
  • Operate within global planning framework (Processes, policies, calendars) while supporting BU specific needs through differentiated services (e.g. exceptional planning processes for collaborations, events)
  • Act as the extended arm of Horizontal Team for BU related actions, information requests and others
  • Implement new Global Planning policies, procedures, and timelines within your respective BU.

Key Relationships:

  • Global Planning (HQ/Co-Location BU Planning, Operational Planning)
  • Marketing
  • CtC
  • Creation Functions
  • Costing
  • Sourcing
  • Brand Finance


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills and personal presence, with proven ability to interact, influence and convince at management level
  • Good product-related knowledge
  • Service-minded and consumer/customer oriented in all day job matters
  • Experience with (Supply Chain Planning and Execution) software applications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (mainly accustomed to MS Excel & MS Access)
  • Fluent in English


Requisite Education and Qualifications:  

  1. Bachelor degree or equivalent in supply chain management or in the areas of business administration, logistics, planning, information systems from an accredited college or university
  2. Minimum 5 years of experience in supply chain management, operations or planning, preferably in the Accessories, Apparel or Footwear industries

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Job Title:  Manager BU Planning - Originals & Style (temp. cover until June 30, 2022) (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  326160
Date:  Jul 8, 2021