Senior Manager Procurement

Senior Manager Procurement

Area:                                                                                       GCA

Department:                                                                           GOPS

Direct Reporting Line:                                                           Director Procurement

Indirect/Secondary Reporting Line:                                     

Subsidiary/Country:                                                               China

Location:                                                                                Shanghai

GSMS Grade:                                                                                         M3

Number of Personnel Managed:                                          

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility:          



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Key Responsibilities:


  1. Category Sourcing Management
  • Lead and fulfil China acceleration plan implementation of procurement marketing category related strategies in alignment with relevant business partners, sourcing category scope include: creative, PR, production with 60 -100mio EURO spending scope.  
  • Lead creation and implementation of sourcing and supplier strategies and ensure compliance with procurement policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Lead and shape supplier selection processes in alignment with business partners, negotiate service scope, cost and contract term of routine category sourcing projects. Ensure transparency and openness in bidding and evaluation process. Conduct e-sourcing and category cards to support tactical buying establishment for GCA scope
  • Implement category supplier relationship management, supplier performance review supplier database maintenance.
  • Understand the supply market and keep routinely informed of industry specific conditions, evaluation and leading-edge sourcing activities.
  1. Daily Procure to Pay Process Support

1) Handle daily procure to pay process

  • Ariba PR/PO support
  • Contract review and negotiation, and signing process support
  • Vendor Creation/Update info validation and Vendor due diligence
  • Aging GR /Open PO closure regular support to business


2) Bidding:

  • RFP/RFI docs  template preparation
  • Overall led RFx processes
  • Vendor recommendation sheet initiation and approvals Bidding support docs preparation (quotations and proposals) for audit




  • Sustainable saving
  • Supplier base management and optimization
  • Support Procurement to Pay process excellence


Key Relationships:


  • Marketing related function
  • Global and APAC procurement
  • Finance function
  • Vendor


Experience/Skill Required:

  • Minimum 5 years experiences in purchasing, ideally in multinational corporation, has travel management and marketing procurement skill  
  • Ability to lead develop sourcing strategies.
  • Proactively understand market trends
  • Knowledge of stakeholders and supplier relationship management concept
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas cross functions
  • Project and process management knowledge and experience, digital marketing experience is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Proficiency in MS Office and preferably SAP Ariba
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Passion to win, confidence

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Procurement

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  378596
Date:  Nov 9, 2021