Manager Procurement - Logistics

Manager Procurement


Area:                                                                                       GCA

Department:                                                                           GNTP

Direct Reporting Line:                                                           Director Procurement  

Indirect/Secondary Reporting Line:                                     

Subsidiary/Country:                                                               China

Location:                                                                                Shanghai

GSMS Grade:                                                                                         M4

Number of Personnel Managed:                                           NA

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility:          



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


To manage the logistics category, includes inbound/outbound freight, logistics services, warehousing equipment and services, packaging material for transportation, etc.  The scope covers adidas retail and franchise store, offices and distribution centers. Individual contributor to establish high compliance sourcing processes. Develop compliant and dependable supply base to support company’s 2020 retail expansion strategy.


Key Responsibilities:



  • Define logistic purchasing strategy and objectives
  • Set goals and develop action plans for continuous improvement of Retail Supply process and performance



  • Enforce policies and processes applicable to non-trade purchases
  • Manage purchasing process from source to contract
  • Lead regional and local tenders for logistics category
  • Work with business owners in vendor selection and negotiations (price and other terms)
  • Support development of non-standard vendor contracts
  • Review Specification and contribute in value engineering and process improvement
  • Vendor performance evaluation and manage relationship with key vendors
  • Keep up to date with market trends, prices and developments



  • Carry out systematic review on cost effectiveness and quality of non-trade purchasing
  • Ensure transparency and openness in vendor bidding process, selection and evaluation
  • Assess financial stability and risk of potential vendors


Systems and Processes

  • Develop and strengthen non-trade process and policies including vendor bidding and assessment, vendor performance evaluation etc
  • Develop systematic processes for vendor updates and evaluations
  • Implement new vendor management and negotiation tool for better cost management and performance
  • Supervise and ensure procure to pay process


People Management

  • Work with peers and be a great team player



  • Serve as topic specialists for internal training needs on price negotiation
  • Continuous learning about latest market practice and trend



  • High integrity and be leading by example



  • Cost savings on non-trade purchases
  • Support retail expansion program
  • Serve internal customers timely and effectively
  • Policy Compliance
  • Identify and deliver cost effectiveness initiatives


Experience/Skill Required:


  • Minimum 5-7 years experiences in Non-Trade capex purchasing management positions, ideally in consumer goods or apparel industry with management experience
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Impeccable integrity
  • Business understanding
  • Bachelor degree or above
  • Engineering / QS background is preferred
  • Strong Microsoft skills
  • Auto CAD will be a plus
  • Understand Oracle or SAP system
  • Fluent English and Mandarin required

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Job Title:  Manager Procurement - Logistics

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  395490
Date:  Dec 21, 2021