Team Lead SCM Master Planning (M/F/D)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Optimize & execute supply planning in line with customer requirements, supplier capabilities and company availability targets to service Global demand. Work across functions to solve planning related issues, identify 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 capacity distribution across markets within factories, considering the different supply models to service market demand.
  • Support execution of level loading processes i.e. Make-to-Forecast (MTF), Pull forward process (PF) etc.  to achieve availability targets
  • Responsible for Master Data and planning parameters set-up to ensure correct execution of demand allocation and capacity distribution.
  • Monitor critical products and technologies to support business needs and resolve constraints
  • Support or lead system & process improvements through analytics and insights.
  • Align cross divisionally/cross brand 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:

  • Sourcing Ops
  • Market SCM
  • Strategy and Program
  • Global Logistic and Distribution
  • IT


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 (advanced 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 SCM Master Planning (M/F/D)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  495200
Date:  May 14, 2023