Senior Director Non-Trade Procurement GCA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


The Global Non-Trade Procurement team is creating value for adidas by delivering opportunities beyond sustainable negotiation success. As a strategic business partner, we provide market insights and trends to our global stakeholders. Stakeholder Management, Sourcing Management, Category Management and Supplier Management can be considered as our main areas of activity.


Lead the GCA Non-Trade Procurement team including:


  • Definition, commitment and realization of goals, in alignment with the (S)VP Non-Trade Procurement/ CPO and the overall Non-Trade Procurement targets, as well as with the respective business stakeholders
  • Responsibility for implementing, leading, best practice methods, processes and policies
  • Managerial responsibility for your respective Non-Trade Procurement area
  • Meeting compliance targets with company policies, strategies and processes
  • Delivering towards the committed annual Non-Trade Procurement ambitions
  • Driving innovative approaches and continuous improvement practices



Key Responsibilities:


Stakeholder Management

  • Be the representative/Single Point of Contact (e.g., escalations) of your managerial area in context of all Non-Trade Procurement related topics
  • Be accountable for all NTP service delivered for selected business stakeholders
  • Partner with relevant stakeholders (based on power mapping approach) to effectively build business relationships enabling them to achieve their business targets and to drive overall business stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Oversees demand intake and ensures proper workload distribution within the team
  • Understand and manage business needs and address solutions incl. latest trends from the supplier markets
  • Directs and coordinates business expectations in line with Category strategies and policies
  • Take full responsibility to drive project pipelines to achieve negotiation success ambitions



Sourcing Management

  • Lead, execute and/or oversees sourcing projects
  • Develop, align and implement sourcing strategies in the framework of a sourcing project (e.g. (e-)RfX, Single Source, risk assessment, supplier base assessment, internal and external analysis) in alignment with the Category Strategy
  • Engage with respective stakeholders and suppliers in context of the sourcing project
  • Oversees contract implementation (local/global) and contract compliance
  • Be in charge of, coordination and/or negotiation of large sized contracts up to final authorization


Category Management (if applicable)

  • Drive and lead the development of global strategies to address business needs incl. risk and supplier base assessment)
  • Market Trends: Perform a comprehensive market research to understand the current and potential future market trends and new innovations related to service scope of the category
  • Internal Requirements: Follow-up with Business Stakeholder Managers on a global level to obtain current and future needs of their stakeholders to consider in their category strategy development
  • Drives category council meetings on a regular basis including upskilling of Sourcing Managers
  • Ensures updates and maintenance of all category relevant information (e.g. Supplier Rostering) in the Non-Trade Procurement Database
  • Benchmark category practices to identify initiatives for improvement and drive innovative approaches
  • Define P2P and buying channel strategies, identify and consider automation potential
  • Act as an advisor/escalation point for category related issues towards Sourcing colleagues and drive resolution in line with global Procurement policies
  • Takes full responsibility of consolidation and communication of category achievements (financial or other))


People Management

  • Responsible for salary reviews, recruitment, selection, performance assessment, on-boarding and transitioning of resources
  • Drive the effective implementation of resource planning
  • Ensures compliance with relevant statutory or external regulations and codes of good practice
  • Ensures appropriate leadership skills are present at every level through creating a motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career opportunities through development
  • Allocates the different work to the respective employees considering experience, complexity, workload and organizational efficiency
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates team workload and organizational efficiency, analysis team feedback and makes appropriate changes to meet business needs
  • Provides team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and the Non-Trade Procurement objectives


Supplier Management (if applicable)

  • Act as Point of contact for assigned key supplier(s)
  • Lead supplier development activities based on supplier partner management strategy
  • Drive cross-functional review meetings with key suppliers in order to improve performance and further cost reductions
  • Develop and nurture relationship with supplier to explore further capabilities and drive future innovation
  • Communicate any updates from key suppliers towards the Procurement organization
  • Monitor the performance of the key suppliers, including key performance optimization such as

•     fulfillment towards their contractual agreement

•     benchmarking according to industry standards

•     managing risks

  • Identify potential contract improvement opportunities
  • Establish regular Business Review meetings together with the key supplier
  • Act as Advisor for Stakeholder/Category Manager related to key strategic suppliers


Key Relationships:


  • Internal: Non-Trade Procurement team, Global Business Services teams, Key Business Stakeholder Functions, Key Business Partners (Legal, Finance, etc.), Executives
  • External: Suppliers: Executives, Key Account Managers & Legal Counsel


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Expert in strategic sourcing and procurement methodologies and execution processes as well as supplier management
  • Extremely good knowledge of Procurement strategy development and conveyance
  • Advanced knowledge of Procurement tools and data, content and automation
  • Strong ability to analyze specifications and influence demand
  • Expert in risk and compliance management
  • Extensive capability to independently interact throughout the adidas organization
  • International project and process management knowledge and experience
  • 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
  • Fluent in English, to a business standard, spoken and written, additional language skills are advantageous
  • Travel of up to 30%



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • A degree from an accredited college or university (B.Sc. /M.Sc.) with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education
  • At least 10 years working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, preferable with international project and people management elements
  • Experience in a global / matrix structure, working with shared service centers is desired
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience holding management positions

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Job Title:  Senior Director Non-Trade Procurement GCA

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  507581
Date:  Feb 8, 2024