Director Global Procurement 3PL Distribution Centers (m/f/d)


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Lead the development of category practices on a global scale, including:

* Define and deploy sourcing strategies for the transport & logistics procurement category in close collaboration with SCM market teams and regional/local procurement leaders

* Execution and upscaling of  stakeholder management to maximize total cost of ownership savings and Procurement’s value contribution 

* Assure achieving compliance targets with policies, strategies, and processes

* Strive to meet the mutually agreed Procurement targets contributing to the overall budget targets

* Develop and lead global provider portfolio management of the transport & logistics procurement category



Co-lead the definition of the transport & logistics category strategy:

* Analyze category and define category profile, incl. spend, requirement management, risk assessment, supplier base assessment and SRM strategy on a global scale

* Benchmark category best practices to identify initiatives for improvement and establish best practice sharing across markets and functions

* Build category specific strategic (sourcing) plan in alignment with business and Logistics teams

* Align strategic (sourcing) plan to financial budget and global business strategies 

* Define P2P and buying channel strategies, identify and consider automation potential and P2P/ channel effectiveness

* Define, deploy and enhance transport & logistics procurement category methodology and toolbox


Lead logistics sourcing strategy implementation to support market logistics strategy  and savings realization 

* Initiate internal and external analysis (industry/market and supplier intelligence )

* Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for business/ other functions, supporting the alignment and optimization of specification with the business / other functions

* Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance

* Be accountable for savings delivery according to defined targets 


Govern and support the work and efforts of a cross-functional sourcing team in all stages of a strategic sourcing project

* Drive alignment of roles and responsibilities on sourcing project level (operating model)

* Collaborate and align with global/ market/ country procurement teams as applicable

* Lead & drive RfX process including supplier selection and fact-based negotiations

* Collaborate with legal to finalize contractual agreement and its administration

* Ensure savings methodology and tracking through close collaboration with GFF 

* Work with Procurement Leads to implement and activate contracts globally


Manage commercial supplier relationship with key suppliers within the defined category scope 

* Build, maintain and manage relationship with suppliers identified as key suppliers in the respective category, monitors performance of key strategic suppliers 

* Lead supplier development activities; set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers in order to improve performance and further cost / demand reductions (create an advantage)

* Support the identification of potential contract improvement opportunities and re-negotiations


Manage relationship with key stakeholders and business representatives

* Provide input on volume/ specification/ price to build smart consumption policies

* Act as an escalation point for category related issues and drive resolution in line with global Procurement policies

* Achieve “buy-in” from key stakeholders in the market for major procurement initiatives

* Create and outline contribution for budget improvements

* Foster that business needs are being identified, represented and incorporated into category strategies

* Act as Point of Contact for the business to assure business requirements are met

* Permanently create synergies across the organization and drive Best Practice sharing with SCM markets, Global Procurement Community and other key business functions

* Review process, requirements and relationship improvement opportunities with focus on cost reductions 



Key Relationships:


* Procurement: Senior Category Director, Senior Category Managers, Market (Senior) Director Procurement, Country Senior Manager Procurement

* Supply Chain Management Market VP and Senior Director Supply Chain

* Senior officials up to CEO level of supplier(s)

* Other key business functions like Legal, Risk Mgmt., and Compliance, Insurance, GFF and GBS



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


* Advanced in sourcing and procurement methodologies in the transport & logistics procurement category 

* Advanced background on transport & logistics processes and supply chain management

* Expert in Transport & Logistics category management and sourcing execution on a global basis

* Extremely good knowledge of procurement strategy development and conveyance

* Strong knowledge of procurement tools and data, content and automation

* Expert in risk and compliance management

* Strong ability to analyze specifications and influence demand

* Extensive capability to independently interact throughout the adidas organization

* Project and process management knowledge and experience

* Strong presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

* Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management

* Proficiency in MS Office

* Fluent in English, spoken and written 

* At least 2-3years experience in managing a team

* Travel of up to 30%



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


* A master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of transport & logistics, supply chain, business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education

* At least 7 to 10 years’ working experience in similar or adequate role in Procurement Transportation and Logistics

* Procurement or sales for a leading Logistics Service Provider or a leading global Freight Forwarder or within FMCG industry

Location:  Lucerne
Country:  Switzerland
Team:  Supply Chain Management
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Full time
Number:  196813