Associate GBS Operational Procurement



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • Enable day-to-day operation, including Purchase Requisitions Management, Purchase Order Management, Catalog Creation and Maintenance, Open PO Follow-up, Procurement Helpdesk, Ariba L1 Helpdesk.



Key Responsibilities:


Daily Operation

  • Review Purchase Requisitions submitted by end users based on PR to PO checklist, including contracts, quotations, catalog, non-PO, accounting, exception, etc., to make sure all the PRs are 100% compliant with adidas sourcing policy and local policy.
  • Support procurement helpdesk and ariba L1 helpdesk to solve procurement and system queries from end users via email or hotline. Log ticket to IT for IT related issues and follow up issue resolution.
  • Support catalog creation and catalog maintenance based on global standard process.
  • Support overdue PO follow up with end users to reduce GR aging. Provide sufficient support to users including how to update GR, how to close PO, how to update Need By Date, etc.
  • Support invoice reconciliation in case of 3-way match issues or payment terms discrepancies for PO based invoices.
  • Support team lead on daily operation to 100% fulfill SLA/KPI.


Process Excellence

  • Participate in continuous improvement projects.
  • Propose continuous improvement initiatives based on observations from daily operations, such as buying channel optimization, catalogue improvement, etc.





Key Relationships:


  • APAC end users from different functions, including marketing, HR, IT, Retail Expansion, Retail Operation, etc.
  • Global IT and IT 3rd party.
  • Regional NTP category manager and sourcing buyers
  • Local Finance team
  • GBS AP | VM | FA team



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Good understanding of E2E Procure to Pay processes.
  • Good knowledge of purchasing processes and compliance regulations.
  • Capability to independently interact with different stakeholders.
  • Result oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management.
  • Good communication skill with positive thinking.
  • Proficiency in Ariba (PR to PO, catalog creation/maintenance, supplier enablement, etc.).
  • Proficiency in SAP MM module.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (ppt, excel, word, etc.).
  • Fluent Japanese, spoken and written.
  • Good English, read and written.



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • A bachelor’s degree with emphasis on the areas of international business, procurement, logistics, economics, finance, or comparable professional education.
  • 2-3 years of BPO | SSC | general business experience, preferably in Procurement area in a middle sized or large organization; basic experience within PR to PO process.

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Job Title:  Associate GBS Operational Procurement

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Dalian
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  LN
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  456628
Date:  Jun 23, 2022