senior performance manager supply chain development EMEA



Team drives e2e SCM performance excellence (operational and efficiency KPIs)  through reporting & analytics capabilities. Set performance objectives, lead execution of KPI’s, analyse performance, provide insights, prevent risks, support new initiatives, provide insights and scenario-based simulations to drive improvements across the entire supply chain organization and adjacent functions.


This role focuses on Insights and Performance for Supply Chain, providing insights and actions to improve performance or to solve tough business problems through detailed root cause analysis.  Ideal candidate needs to be able to manage performance related to Supply Chain activities and their impact on business, identify performance gaps and trends and recommend areas for improvement as well as build productive cross functional relationships to drive improvements.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead definition, execution and communication of experience and efficiency KPI scope in alignment with strategic direction
  • Identity the key structural opportunities in EU SCM operational and efficiency performance, drive continuous improvement in collaboration with SCM functions
  • Identify, interpret, and share patterns and trends (including benchmarks) to key business drivers; turn findings into actionable recommendations to influence key stakeholders
  • Facilitate with business stakeholder the definition of how performance is measured (KPIs) and ensure standardization of how it is measured and communicated in alignment with strategic direction (including project KPI’s)
  • Review, validate and identify appropriate targets by KPIs
  • Provide actionable insights with associated root causes, resulting in clear trade-offs, enabling decision making to drive performance improvement – such as identifying key structural opportunities in OTIF, COTIF and other KPI’s while mitigating risks
  • Explore insights and trends with the goal of identifying improvements to drive business and customer value with focus on experience and cost
  • Continually consider and leverage additional opportunities to improve reporting, RCA, quality of findings and insights to improve EU SCM performance
  • Work with global teams (SCCT etc. ) to enable new reporting leavers, ensure data quality, consistency and reliability
  • Initiate and drive discussions with x-functional stakeholders to collect and consolidate feedback, prepare, and align on actions / gameplan
  • Manage effective and timely communication on performance management based on an agreed drumbeat
  • Lead the team and team activities (e.g. knowledge sharing and employer branding)


Key Relationships:


  • EU SCM (all functions)
  • EU Market (commercial functions) 
  • Supply Chain Control Tower
  • GOPS (GSCM R&A, Global DTC, etc)
  • SCM Finance
  • Global Sales


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Soft skills:

  • “Can-do” attitude
  • Self-starter with an ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Extremely organized and stay cool in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
  • A star in prioritizing based on business and operational impact
  • Strong team player with strong stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) at different levels of the organization and to lead discussions in small and larger groups.
  • Change management skills of influencing network of stakeholders
  • Engaging, open and react to feedbacks and improve


Hard skills:

  • Excellent analytical skills, managing data from multiple sources and synthesize the complex data to develop innovative solutions
  • Knowing P&L structure, budgeting, SCM costs structure, ability to work with finance data
  • Solid presentation and storytelling skills
  • Model and develop scenarios for new business scope, incl. financial components
  • Hands on experience of BI Solutions
  • Advanced MS office skills and as a plus familiar with Front-End BI visualization software’s such as MicroStrategy, Tableau or Power BI
  • Good understanding of supply chain processes and financial impact behind
  • Good knowledge of project management principles and methodologies / Lean Six Sigma

People management skills:

  • Lead and direct team of (senior) project managers
  • Handle all related line management responsibility
  • Coach and mentor team members with people development plan
  • Foster a highly motivational and encourage highly diverse working environment
  • Instills a team culture in which all important issues are discussed openly and constructively
  • Support definition and drive people strategy (e.g. recruitment)
  • Empowers individual team members and generates a can-do culture
  • Ambassadorship across network


Requisite Education and Qualifications: 


  • Good knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in supply chain management or in the areas of business administration, logistics, planning, information systems from an accredited college or university
  • Experience with data analytics – operational or financial
  • Good understanding of supply chain principles and operating practices, logistics terminology, basic finance, and management of cross functional interdependencies
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • 1-2 years of team management 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:  senior performance manager supply chain development EMEA

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  412648
Date:  Jan 12, 2022