Team Lead GBS SCM Product Supply Creation (M/F/D)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Optimize & execute integrated purchasing, global supply planning and PO management activities. Ensure performance achieves availability target OTIF (On Time In Full) and OTA (On Time Allocation) and respects market SLAs. Optimize usage of factory capacity in line with market requirements, supplier capabilities to service global demand.

Work across functions to solve planning and purchasing related issues, identify risks and opportunities and mitigate potential delays.


Lead a team of specialist according to the adidas GBS culture and strategy. Assessing the team's needs and provide support accordingly. Drive and motivate to achieve operational goals and targets and develop the team's skills through the adidas performance culture.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute the buy decisions in line with the supply plan and respecting Market SLA’s
  • Execute order release of global demand to the supply base
  • Independently run business control process for relevant area; prepare input for market availability projections. Support buy review with market SCM providing market availability projections. Execute risk mitigating actions via demand and PO management.
  • Responsible for Supply Review with relevant Liaison Office (LO) to ensure optimized use of capacity, understand supply constraints, delivery performance development and ensure risk mitigation plans are in place
  • Support level loading execution for respective area i.e. Pre-seasonal activities, Contracts and Pull forward process (PF) etc.
  • Process ownership; responsible for documentation, testing and enhancement of a specific business process. Support implementation of projects within area of responsibility and contribute to system & process improvements, aligning and prioritizing cross divisionally/cross brand where possible to enhance operational efficiency
  • Manage a team between5up to max. 15people, ensuring full responsibility for team performance and execution in accordance with defined KPI‘s   
  • Management of the team including coaching, training, and performance appraisal guidance, identifying improvement opportunities and implementingdevelopmentplans    
  • Supportand activelyparticipateintherecruiting processfor own team    
  • Actively participate in the Employee Life Cycle, contributing with relevant inputsboth to the management and the HR Team   
  • Prepare and support new team members functional onboarding and integration in the team andcompany culture    
  • Ensure good relationships with key stakeholdersand the global functional Team 
  • Supervise the daily operations by adhering to the defined SLAs and ensuring that the team KPIs are maintained, achieved, and reported correctly and on a timely manner   
  • Handle escalations by providing support in resolution of complaints and issues, as needed   
  • Identify and assess problems and provide potential solutions 
  • Ensure data quality and integrity across various systems and toolsand performquality check on the work output of the team    
  • Perform or ensure day-to-day and period end processing responsibilities are completed in accordance with internal standards
  • Monitor of work requests and allocation (ticketing and e-mails)   
  • During transitions: Ensure the necessary preparation and organization to receive and include new tasks or new work   


Key Relationships:

  • Liaison Offices (LO's)
  • Market SCM
  • Planning Services & BPM
  • GBS


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Service-minded and consumer/customer oriented
  • Analytical thinking and ability to solve problems
  • Team player and effective collaborator
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • People oriented and passionate about leadership 
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (advance MS Excel skills) and SAP
  • Fluent in English, additional language is a plus


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in supply chain management or in the areas of business administration, logistics, planning, information systems. Master's degree is a plus
  • 5 years of experience in supply chain management, operations or planning, preferably in the Accessories, Apparel or Footwear industries  
  • Proven work experience in people management / demonstrated ability to manage a medium-sized team  

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Job Title:  Team Lead GBS SCM Product Supply Creation (M/F/D)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  495275
Date:  May 14, 2023