Senior Manager DC Operations

Purpose:   The Senior Manager DC Operations is a senior leader in the adidas North American Supply Chain organization responsible for the Mira Loma, CA Distribution Center.  He or she will have 24/7 ownership of all Distribution Center operations and associated business results.  This position offers an opportunity to make a significant impact on adidas’ Wholesale, Retail, and e-Commerce channels.  We are looking for a smart, analytical, and innovative leader who can drive sustainable improvement in these areas to support rapid growth as well as our long-term business strategy. The Senior Manager DC Operations will work to continuously optimize our end-to-end supply chain by engaging with various stakeholders to improve operational metrics, refine processes, and remove waste from operations.


A successful candidate possesses superb business judgment, supply chain experience, and strong skills in working collaboratively and cross-functionally. The candidate must also possess a proven track record of delivering results in a Lean / Continuous Improvement environment. He or she will have strong analytical capabilities, including experience handling large and complex data sets. This individual will be a strong people manager with the ability to effectively manage multiple layers of management across a 24/7 operation. The position requires an individual who can work both autonomously and collaboratively in a demanding and often ambiguous environment with strong attention to detail and effective prioritization. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Manage all Distribution Center operations and be accountable for achieving all balanced scorecard metrics (safety, quality, service, cost, cash, people).
  • Foster a culture of engagement and bias for action at all levels of the organization.
  • Drive cross-functional strategic initiatives to continuously improve customer service and compliance to customer expectations.
  • Hire, train, and manage Distribution Center management team and associates.
  • Manage development of standard documentation and training / qualification to appropriate skill matrices.
  • Manage all external-facing documentation and messaging including periodic distribution of operational metrics.
  • Manage collection, reporting and feedback regarding inventory transactions using SAP, Excel queries and WMS reporting.
  • Assist in development and manage annual budget for direct labor and overhead of $10M+.
  • Maintain full working knowledge of the Distribution Center systems / platforms; Provide guidance and support to the operations and IT staff as needed.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the adidas supply chain network and other functional areas.


Key Relationships

  • Interface with Distribution Directors, Transportation, Finance, FTZ/Customs, and Distribution Supervisors, Managers, and Associates.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Experience leading high-volume, fast paced operations with direct ownership of end user consumer experience.
  • Experience in Lean / World Class Manufacturing principles and tools
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, with ability to effectively and efficiently interact with various levels of the organization.
  • Ability to bridge strategic, tactical and operational business concepts by applying an end-to-end Global mindset.
  • Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills.
  • Excellent project management and process management skills.
  • Strong analytical and data manipulation skills. Proficient use of Microsoft office applications (Prefer Advanced Excel skills).
  • Position requires extensive walking and standing on hard surfaces.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-year college or university degree, MBA a plus.
  • Minimum of seven years relevant work experience and/or training
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Strong experience with managing complex Manufacturing / Distribution Center operations and leading process improvement projects.
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written.
Location:  Ontario
Country:  United States
Team:  Supply Chain Management
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Full time
Number:  198694