Specialist Inbound Planning [9 months]


Planning the flow of goods from factories across the globe to our European Fulfilment Centers or delivery direct to our Key Accounts customers, whilst ensuring confirmed on time availability of products to our Wholesale and Direct to Consumer channels. Implementing the right measures to guarantee a smooth and cost-efficient inbound process and against regionally set priorities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work cross functionally across the supply chain to achieve on time availability of goods
  • Secure smooth collaboration with all internal and external parties on all interfaces
  • Release shipments via various ship modes from factories in a timely manner, ensuring that containers are consolidated to maximize container fill (and potential direct containers are packed in line with specific customer requirements) and that carrier selection is in line with the agreed carrier allocation, whilst meeting prioritization requirements
  • Monitor outstanding/incomplete supply and push suppliers to hand over products to the carrier as well as monitoring forwarder cargo receipt status.
  • Ensure that 3PL’s and carriers adhere to set lead times and dock dates
  • Coordinate the handling of exceptional cases which fall outside of the standard process
  • Inform markets on supply or transportation issues impacting availability
  • Ensure that systems reflect correct information by updating delivery dates and cleansing PO’s, and that an accurate ATP picture is always maintained
  • Support ongoing strategic projects 


Key Relationships:

  • Europe SCM Functions (Product Supply, Order Book Management, Fulfillment Planning, Customer Fulfilment, Supply Chain Development and Finance)
  • Direct to Consumer functions (Retail and eCommerce)
  • Corporate Solutions
  • Global Logistics
  • SCM Visibility & Performance
  • Global IT
  • 3PL’s, 4PL and Carriers
  • Promotional Services


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge of supply chain mechanics
  • Process thinking
  • Experience of working with SAP MM and SD
  • Strong reporting & analytical skills
  • Operations as well as a cost-focused mindset
  • Good level of understanding of external transportation systems
  • Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills
  • Demonstrating initiative and acting result oriented
  • Strong and clear communication skills


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • College or university degree or equivalent, preferably with a focus in supply chain management; alternatively, equivalent combination of education and related working experience in the field of Logistics, Footwear and/or Apparel
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in supply chain management will be considered as an advantage
  • Good SAP skills and 3rd Party applications is an advantage
  • Competent user in Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Fluent in English (oral and in writing)

Preferably another European Language

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Job Title:  Specialist Inbound Planning [9 months]

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  350749
Date:  Jul 21, 2021