Senior Manager Procurement

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • Lead and coordinate the Procurement organization:
  • Accountable for country target setting in alignment with global and market Procurement goals with responsibility extension for categories including fixtures, etc.
  • Accountable to implement global / market sourcing agreements on country level
  • Drive Procurement’s value contribution and excellent service while ensuring compliance with policies, strategies and processes
  • Functional and managerial responsible for Procurement Specialists allocated to the country


Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage the Procurement organization on a country level
  • Manage and develop the adidas China retail  Procurement organization
  • Manage direct reports including target setting, performance review, and career and training development
  • Assess impact of locally changing requirements, including legislation and policies
  • Actively support roll-out of global and market wide Procurement development initiatives within the country
  • Support strong and robust procurement infrastructure aimed at optimizing transactional purchasing activities, aligned with market and global infrastructure
  • Develop and monitor the Procurement budget in the country in alignment with Market Senior Director Procurement
  • Support the country business customer in setting up their plans, budgets and strategies
  • Ensure execution of the yearly market action plan to improve the Procurement Function at country level, and monitor and control savings plan in the country
  • Ensure implementation of sourcing agreements on country level
  • Coordinate resource allocation to support global/ market initiatives, on a country level
  • Lead and support strategic sourcing activities within the specific country
  • Support global/ market category execution by leading contract implementation & driving contract compliance
  • Promote the use of global/ market contracts
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Highlight potential for catalogue and contract creation based on recurrent free text requests
  • Identify, support and implement other improvement initiatives, e.g. specification optimization
  • Manage supplier relationships on country level
  • In line with defined procurement strategy, support the classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies
  • Continuously track supplier performance
  • Lead and support supplier development activities such as setting up cross-functional review meetings with suppliers
  • Manage internal customer relationships and satisfaction on country level
  • Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
  • Manage internal customer feedback on procurement organization & supplier performance
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify further TCO/ TVO reduction opportunities, in alignment with market and global category teams


Key Relationships:


Market Senior Directors Procurement,  VP retail, VP retail expansion, SVP/VP sales, country FD, VP franchise operation, Project director, Design Director/Sr. Director.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Expert in sourcing and execution, as well as project management and planning
  • Good knowledge of procurement strategy development and conveyance, in CCFM industry and retail is preferred
  • Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts
  • Advanced in analytics and the ability to analyze specifications and influence demand
  • Strong in risk and compliance management as well as supplier management
  • Very good capability to independently interact throughout the adidas
  • Project and process management knowledge and experience
  • Strong analytical, 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



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications


  • At least 8 years working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, with international project and people management elements
  • Bachelor’s degree is minimum and preferably master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education are preferred



Location:  Shanghai
Country:  Greater China
Team:  Accounting & Finance
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Full time
Number:  192512