Senior Manager Procurement - Logistics

adidas - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)4.0


To ensure that commercial and business relationships and engagements with suppliers are handled according to policies, commercials, risks and procurement area related best practices for the non-trade category: Logistics. To lead the development and execution of procurement strategies in alignment with senior management and relevant business partners as well as the global category management team. This role is also responsible for maximizing the profitability and compliance, within the category, by managing the sourcing process for all materials and services.

Key Responsibilities

Develop and implement Non-Trade Procurement (NTP) procurement strategies in alignment senior management and relevant business partners and their Business objectives
Build business relationships and effectively partner with the relevant Logistics stakeholders and the related supplier base
Drive and support the creation and implementation of sourcing and supplier strategies and ensure compliance with procurement policies, standards and guidelines
Development and management of the Logistics supplier rosters in collaboration with key Logistics stakeholders
Lead agency selection/pitch processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate up to final authorization of contracts and purchase orders within the organization and Business signature policy
Lead and participate in cross-functional teams in defined procurement and general development projects as well as pro-actively supporting other team members in their tasks and activities
Drive, lead and support supplier selection (tender) processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate contracts up to final authorization including dispute resolution, approving and qualifying vendors, financial terms etc.
Enable and ensure transparency of spend and drive for optimization of efficiencies (procedures and cost) in collaboration with the Finance function and related stakeholders
Continuous learning and development of procurement knowledge and methodologies driving innovation and continuous improvement within the procurement function
Contribute to the capabilities growth of the Procurement organization
Act as an ambassador of procurement within the organization
Key Relationships

Internal: Logistics, Legal, Shipping & Logistics, Marketing Finance & Group Procurement

External: Suppliers & Agencies: Executives, Key Account Managers & Legal Council

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of sourcing, procurement and supply-chain methodologies and concepts, such as TCO and life cycle of products/services, business partnering
Knowledge of supply base within the Logistics landscape and availability of products/services, bottleneck criteria (market and pricing), cost levers, new technologies and procedural best practices
Proven ability to drive category strategy and setup agency selection and management
Ability to support and develop sourcing strategies in order to face market trends
Knowledge and experience in stakeholders and supplier relationship management, Employment Contracts, Work-Labor Contracts, Claim Management, Liability, Warranty and (inter)national procurement related legislation
Ability to understand the broader Business context and how choices made in one part of the organization affect other Categories or Functions
Ability to translate business requirements into measurable assessment criteria
Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
Strong capability to independently interact throughout the organization and initiate, build and maintain business partnership relationships in relation to the relevant procurement categories
Project management knowledge and experience
Proficiency in MS Office, SAP/SRM a plus
Fluent in English, spoken and written
International, diverse mindset
Travel up to 25%
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited college or university with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, MBA is a plus.
At least 7 years working experience with a minimum 3 year Procurement experience or related
Industry specific experience required