Senior Manager Global Procurement

Join us and own the game:


adidas International Trading AG is looking for a Senior Manager Global Procurement responsible for delivering superior results and competitive advantage in the areas of Material Handling Equipment and Facility Management. In the role you will co-orchestrate the Logistics spend to get the best value for adidas while improving our supply chain efficiency and resilience through breakthrough ideas, best-in-class approaches, robust sourcing cycle and supplier relationship management. Ultimately the person will balance total cost of ownership while defining the strategic and tactical direction.

You will confidently lead transformation and optimization of procurement processes and interface with cross-functional stakeholders to provide efficiencies across areas, regions, and categories.

Join us and OWN THE GAME.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Define deployment and execution of sourcing strategy of the transport & logistics sub-category in close collaboration with Supply Chain Management regional/local procurement teams
  • Define with the Directors of Global MHE and FM Procurement the sourcing strategy and translate into a roadmap
  • Govern and support strategy implementation to enable market strategies and savings realization
  • Co-lead transformational tenders across adidas global footprint
  • Execute defined sourcing initiatives as per strategic methodologies, negotiate and secure best in class legal agreements with vendors
  • Benchmark category best practices and innovation opportunities to identify initiatives for improvement 
  • Drive analysis, industry/market and supplier intelligence, benchmarking, and business decisions models to address demand in Transport, Logistics and Distribution
  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for business/ other functions,
  • Support building specific strategic plans in alignment with relevant stakeholders and in tune with global business strategies and financial budgets
  • Lead/ support contract implementation and drive contract compliance on a global basis
  • Build outstanding relationship with adidas partners and deliver value beyond savings through strategic improvement programs


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong background in Material Handling Equipment and Facility Management processes and supply chain management, preferably in Warehousing & Warehouse Automation
  • Knowledge and experience in projects and process management, specifically Distribution Centers investments
  • Strong ability to analyze data, prepare fact-based decision models, challenge technical specifications, and influence demand
  • Good knowledge of how to execute a Procurement Category Strategy and arrange best in class contracts
  • Good knowledge of Procurement methodologies and concepts, category management and business partnering
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas Group and to work with virtual teams
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools and data mgmt., content, and automation (E-sourcing, p2p -SRM & Ariba-, e-catalogues, buying channels, etc.)
  • Good analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office, especially EXCEL


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree with emphasis on the areas of Transport & Logistics, Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Procurement preferred
  • Minimum 5 to 8 years’ experience in a functional domain of Procurement Transport & Logistics, FM or Distribution Centers categories.




adidas requires all US based employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.  Proof of vaccination is required. adidas is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for accommodation in accordance with all relevant laws.  

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 Manager Global Procurement

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  398995
Date:  Dec 31, 2021