Vice President Supply Chain Management, GCA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • Contribute to the delivery of a GCA business plan and targets as a member of the local management team in close alignment with HQ functions
  • Lead the development and implementation of Supply Chain Strategy to support GCA goals and financial objectives
  • Develop capabilities and initiatives to support supply chain performance over a multi-year horizon, and be responsible for supply chain processes, infrastructure and enablers
  • Act as a role model in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations as well as the adidas Fair Play Code of Conduct and other internal policies


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop supply chain strategy that supports and meets GCA strategy, GCA performance objectives and customer expectations
  • Maintain routines to ensure delivery of core supply chain metrics in terms of product availability (OTIF/OTA), cost (supply chain cost as percentage of net sales), inventory and service
  • Lead management routines to monitor core supply chain performance, including delivering against product availability, cost, service level agreements and inventory objectives
  • Build and maintains good relationships with Commercial functions, Key Accounts, line managers as well as the entire team to communicate direction and objectives
  • Create strategies and routines to ensure that demand and supply are broadly in balance, including open-to-buy (OTB) and purchasing processes
  • Manage all local operations teams (purchasing, inbound, customs, order fulfillment, warehousing and distribution and outbound) including 3rd party providers
  • Develop and drive customer collaboration initiatives
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance measures are met within global guidelines
  • Provide input on local GCA needs to HQ functions, including CoE Operations, and ensures rapid implementation of global solutions
  • Lead GCA improvement and efficiency programs as requested by APAC lead and local stakeholders


  • Define organizational structure, set objectives, and manage workloads and results to achieve goals while adopting best practices and achieving continuous process improvement
  • Ensure high employee engagement at every level through effective motivation, coaching, training, and development of personnel in the team


Key Relationships:


  • APAC SCM Leadership Team
  • GCA Management Team
  • Head of Global Planning
  • Head of Apparel and Footwear Sourcing
  • Global SCM CoE function Lead


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must be a strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution
  • Must have the ability to interact at the highest levels of the company
  • An acute sense of business management and administration
  • A strong and dedicated understanding towards the Group and customers’ needs
  • The ability to turn thought into action


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University level degree, usually in Business or Engineering, required – with MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of supply chain management experience in progressively senior positions, operations experience an asset
  • Background in FMCG or packaged goods industry
  • Demonstrated ability of managing cost performance, supply/demand forecasting & distribution execution for a broad product range across multiple locations
  • Certifications such as those in Six Sigma, Operations or Inventory Management a plus

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Job Title:  Vice President Supply Chain Management, GCA

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  193283