Specialist, Purchasing (Contract until 31/12/2022)

At adidas our culture is shaped by our purpose ‘through sport, we have the powerto change lives and by our people, who are the key to the companys success.


Our Mission is ‘to be the best sports brand in the world’ and we know that requires  the best diverse talent that reflects the diversity of our customers and consumers. We celebrate this diversity as it helps us better serve the communities we work in, while also providing a competitive business advantage!



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Provide a world class level of service relating to purchase order placement, tracking, availability and visibility.


Key Responsibilities:


  • To provide support in submitting purchase orders in line with international logistics timelines for market / region, ensuring accurate on time deliveries in line with the company’s business plan.
  • Blind buy excess review collaborates with demand planner to create the report/execute cancellation
  • Place accurate purchase orders, with given business model “buy to order”.(1:1 Links with sales orders)
    • Ensure purchase orders are transferred to GPS within timelines.(especially to pay attention on one shot buy)
    • Update the POs after being executed with GOPS on the minimum analysis report in line with the actions specified by Sales (FL/RG/Retails directly) and the timelines advised by GOPS.
    • Accelerate enhancement of direct shipment opportunity and coordinate SHAS/VAS requirement.
    • Run weekly checks and action to ensure consistency in delivery dates between the confirmation system and purchase orders.
    • Track all products in and advise relevant parties where articles/sizes not bought(link to Lead-time/flag management)
    • Communicate to customers where launch need to be moved due to late confirmation.
    • Identify the late orders and update late delivery code in SAP.
    • Track all products which are in risk for late due and request for priority shipment.
    • Execute confirmations on a daily basis.
    • Monitor on a weekly basis unconfirmed, changed, late outstanding orders.
    • Action all airfreight and sea-air requests with GOPS.
    • Update airfreight register to ensure concise and complete list available.
    • Ensure system reflects the correct shipping instruction and delivery date.
  • Review aligned logistics reports and investigate where required.
    • Forecast creation, upload into ILS in monthly basis.
    • Create stock transport orders if required.
  • Hard/soft launch coordination with project team.
  • GTS/WFM ticketing inquires to be checked in daily basis and respond within 24 hours.
  • Creation of own planning master file and maintain the accuracy.

•     Establish and maintain good communication and relationships with GOPS personnel.


Key Relationships:

  • Global Operations (Supply Planning, Center of Excellence, Sourcing)
  • CSD in Hong Kong
  • Inbound Planning
  • Demand Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Sales team including our own retail
  • Local and Global IT
  • Marketing
  • Local vendors


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • MS Office (Excel/Access; Outlook; Word; PowerPoint)
  • SAP knowledge
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Fluent in English (oral and written): a good communicator
  • Detail Oriented


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent education required
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in supply chain and/ or sourcing, or footwear and apparel internationally.



What’s on offer?

A competitive base salary, and adidas employee benefits are also on offer to the successful candidate


How do I apply?

  • Press the "Apply" button and follow the instructions
  • You will be required to fill out the online applications forms, and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter which addresses all above candidate requirements
  • Applications that do not attach a cover letter that addresses the job requirements specific to adidas will not be considered.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the steps above
  • Please note that due to the high volume of applications adidas receives, we will be unable to respond to all individual inquiries.


About adidas

adidas Careers http://careers.adidas-group.com/

LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/adidas/

adidas - Own the Game 2025 Strategy www.adidas-group.com/en/strategy/summary/ www.adidas-group.com/en/about/strategy-overview/

adidas - Culture & People Promise www.adidas-group.com/en/about/culture/

YouTube www.youtube.com/user/adidasGroupCareers



Please note applicants must have permanent legal rights to work in Australia. No Relocation or Visa support is offered for this role.


Please note part of adidas Pacific’s recruitment process will require external candidates to consent to a pre-employment criminal history check


Note to agencies: adidas Pacific does not accept any unsolicited calls or resumes from head hunters, executive recruiters, or other staffing or recruitment agencies. Please do not submit or forward any resumes, CVs or profiles to the adidas careers portal, nor to any adidas personnel. adidas will not pay any fees relating to unsolicited resumes.

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:  Specialist, Purchasing (Contract until 31/12/2022)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Melbourne
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  VIC
Country/Region:  AU
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  413709
Date:  Jan 10, 2022