Senior Manager Planning Materials APP

Leading the day-to-day the global material planning operations and ensure all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met. This individual will lead and develop operations processes across material planning and production. Managing the execution of material allocations and strategies, proactively work with cross-functional partners to develop the growth plans for operational capabilities and ensure that adidas Group Apparel Material objectives are achieved.

•    Lead and implement supply chain initiatives to improve material planning processes and guidance, and work closely with regional planning to drive material vendors’ (T2) capabilities and capacities.
•    Proactively review and analyse any current process and procedure for continuous improvement and system enhancements, share the best practices internally or externally for planning efficiency.   
•    Closely work with Regional Material team, Global Planning, and Sourcing Planning on identifying any potential capacity/production issues, mitigate and resolve them in advance.
•    Responsible for global T2s monthly KPI performances and proactively follow up with regional planning and internal teams on improvements.
•    Train and guide T2 teams on policies, processes and procedures changes to ensure T2s are fully comply with adidas standards and operation requirements.
•    Drive and lead the Sourcing Strategy for material planning, ensure regional planning/T2s have the right information and knowledge to meet the objective given, e.g. greige buffer, reallocations, allocation flexibility, duty, speed…etc. 
•    Follow leadership framework to coach, support and encourage team members to enhance their competencies and better career developments. 
•    Lead analytical studies on business data for strategic decision making
•    Drive GASA (Global Apparel Strategic Alliance) material vendors by tracking and facilitating planning related milestones. 
•    Accountable for global planning activities:
­    Material re-allocation
­    BOMx generation & comparison
­    Greige preparation logic
­    Speed
­    GASA (Global Apparel Strategic Alliance)


•    T2 material suppliers
•    T1 Apparel suppliers
•    Apparel Liaison Offices (LO)
•    Material LOs
•    Global Planning
•    Project Teams
•    Global Customs
•    LO Cross-functional Teams
•    Apparel Sourcing Operations

•    Ability to organize time and resources effectively
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•    Able to lead the discussion among different groups
•    Ability to create, plan and deliver presentations
•    Fluent in English (written and spoken)
•    Excellent IT Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc), especially strong knowledge of Excel and Access


•    College or university degree in business/supply chain related areas
•    Minimum 7 years’ experience in textiles/apparel and/or supply chain relevant experience in Sourcing/Material Procurement

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Planning Materials APP

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Taipei
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  TW
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  333650
Date:  Jun 10, 2021