Senior Manager Global Procurement 3PL Distribution Centers (m/f/d)


  • Drive the development of category best practices for the respective category on a global basis, including: 
  • Definition, deployment and execution of sourcing strategy of the transport & logistics sub-category in close collaboration with SCM market and regional/local procurement teams 
  • Realization of stakeholder management to maximize total cost of ownership savings and Procurement’s value contribution  
  • Assure achieving compliance targets with policies, strategies, and processes 
  • Strive to meet the mutually agreed Procurement targets contributing to the overall budget targets 
  • Drive execution of provider portfolio management of the transport & logistics sub-category 

Key Accountabilities   

  • (Co-)Define global category strategy for a sub-category within the global category of transport & logistics  
  • Analyze sub-category and define category profile, incl. spend, requirement management, risk assessment, supplier base assessment and SRM strategy  
  • Benchmark sub-category best practices to identify initiatives for improvement and establish best practice sharing across markets and functions 
  • Build sub-category specific strategic (sourcing) plan in alignment with business and SCM Market teams 
  • Align strategic (sourcing) plan to financial budget and global business strategies  
  • Define on sub-category level P2P and buying channel strategies, identify and consider automation potential and P2P/ channel effectiveness 
  • Enhance and deploy transport & logistics sub-category methodology and toolbox 


(Co-)Lead transport & logistics sourcing strategy implementation to support market needs and savings realization on sub-category level 

  • Initiate & synthesize internal and external analysis (industry/market and supplier intelligence) 
  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for the business and transport & logistics teams,  
  • Lead / support contract implementation and drive contract compliance on a global basis 
  • Be accountable for savings delivery according to the mutually defined targets on sub-category level 


Govern and support the work and efforts of a cross-functional sourcing team in all stages of a strategic sourcing project on sub-category level 

  • Drive/support alignment of roles and responsibilities on sourcing project level (operating model) 
  • Drive/govern RfX execution: supplier selection, fact-based negotiations 
  • Collaborate and align with global/ market/ country procurement teams as applicable 
  • Collaborate with legal to finalize contractual agreement and its administration  
  • Ensure consistent usage of savings methodology and savings tracking through close collaboration with GFF  
  • Work with Procurement Leads to implement and activate contracts globally 

Manage commercial supplier relationship with key suppliers within the defined sub-category and market scope and in alignment with Supply Chain Management Teams 

  • Implement, maintain and manage relationship with suppliers identified as key suppliers in the respective sub-category, monitors performance of key strategic suppliers  
  • Lead supplier development activities; set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers to improve performance and further cost / demand reductions 
  • Support the identification of potential contract improvement opportunities and re-negotiations 

Manage relationship with key stakeholders and business representatives 

  • Act as an escalation point for sub-category related issues and drive resolution in line with global Procurement policies 
  • Achieve “buy-in” from key stakeholders in the market for major procurement initiatives 
  • Create and outline contribution for budget improvements 
  • Foster that business needs are being identified, represented and incorporated into category strategies 
  • Act as Point of Contact for the business to assure business requirements are met 
  • Best Practice sharing with SCM markets, Global Procurement Community and other key business functions 
  • Review process improvement opportunities with focus on cost reductions (create an advantage) 

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

  • Advanced knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, business partnering and category management within the transport and transport sub-category 
  • Solid background in transportation, logistics and supply chain management 
  • Good knowledge of Procurement strategy development and conveyance 
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools and data, content and automation 
  • Strong knowledge of the relevant markets and suppliers 
  • Strong analytical skill set, ability to analyze complex data and business model solutions incl. technical specifications and influence demand 
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas organization  
  • Knowledge and experience in projects and process management  
  • Good presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills 
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, strong in excel and ppt and preferably SAP MM/ SRM  
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written, German is a plus
  • Travel of up to 30% 


  1. A master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of logistics, supply chain, business, economics, finance, procurement, or comparable professional education 
  2. Minimum of 5 - 10 years’ professional experience in a similar functional domain or other related positions e.g. supply chain- and or DC management, preferably knowledge of procurement logistic category at hand; experience with supplier selection, negotiation and contracting 
  3. Procurement or sales for a leading Logistics service provider or within the FMCG industry


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Job Title:  Senior Manager Global Procurement 3PL Distribution Centers (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Lucerne
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  LU
Country/Region:  CH
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  198411