Intern, Purchasing

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Partner with South East Asia Teams to secure the best availability for the business within the given cost constraints. Responsible for converting demand into supply and providing actionable insights to meet KPI and support continuous process improvements.


Key Responsibilities:

Daily Operations:

  • Manage and coordinate operational reports to support measurement of key performance indicators and delivery performance for business needs
  • Analyze South East Asia reports (delivery tracking file) and conduct activities around purchase orders status, prioritization setting, transportation mode changes and distribution from manufacturing factories and interface with internal stakeholders such as Global Supply Planning (GSP) team / Sourcing team / Customer Service Desk (CSD) to optimize supply availability to meet retail introduction dates dates
  • Actively build regular interactions and touch bases with internal stakeholders to improve overall accuracy of reporting information
  • Weekly purchase orders check to make sure in-sync overview between the three different internal systems
  • Support adidas SEA purchasing team in purchase order conversion during buy week
  • Support purchasing maintenance information update in internal system (hublite)
  • Lead in creating, evolving and automating internal purchasing processes and reporting templates to ensure better reporting quality and improved operational efficiency of internal processes   


Key Relationships:

  • Global Operations (Supply Planning, Center of Excellence, Sourcing)
  • CSD in Hong Kong
  • Operations (Inbound, Order Fulfillment, Outbound, Distribution Centre)
  • Demand Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Local and Global IT
  • Brand South East Asia hub team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to understand supply chain issues and drive solutions
  • Good team player with the ability to work with diverse groups of people in a productive manner
  • Able to prioritize and work under pressure
  • Details oriented
  • MS Office (Excel; Outlook; Word; PowerPoint, Macro)
  • Fluent in English (oral and written): a good communicator

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University student
Location:  Singapore
Country:  Singapore
Team:  Supply Chain Management
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Temp
Number:  199875