adidas International Trading AG is looking for a Manager Global Procurement responsible for delivering superior results and competitive advantage in the area of Logistics and Distribution Procurement. In the role you will co-orchestrate the Logistics spend to get the best value for adidas while improving our supply chain efficiency and resilience through breakthrough ideas, best-in-class approaches, robust sourcing cycle and supplier relationship management. Ultimately the person will balance total cost of ownership while defining the strategic and tactical direction.

You will confidently lead transformation and optimization of procurement processes and interface with cross-functional stakeholders to provide efficiencies across areas, regions, and categories.

Join us and OWN THE GAME.

Key Accountabilities

  • Drive procurement transformation in close collaboration with supply chain stakeholders to deliver value beyond savings through innovative ideas
  • Govern and support strategy implementation to enable market strategies and savings realization
  • Conduct Logistic tenders across adidas global footprint
  • Execute defined sourcing initiatives as per strategic methodologies, negotiate and secure best in class legal agreements with vendors
  • Benchmark category best practices and innovation opportunities to identify initiatives for improvement
  • Drive analysis, industry/market and supplier intelligence, benchmarking, and business decisions models to address demand in Transport, Logistics and Distribution
  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for business/ other functions,
  • Support building specific strategic plans in alignment with relevant stakeholders and in tune with global business strategies and financial budgets
  • Lead / support contract implementation and drive contract compliance on a global basis
  • Lead supplier development activities and manage commercial supplier relationships with key partners

Key Relationships

  • Global & Market Procurement
  • Global Logistics, Distribution & Engineering
  • SCM global and market-basedteams
  • Key business functions like Legal, Finance & Controlling, Global Business Services
  • Suppliers Key Accounts, Sales and Technical Teams

Knowledge, Capabilities and Skills

  • Very good background in Logistics processes and supply chain management, specifically in Transportation and Warehousing
  • Strong ability to analyze data, prepare fact-based decision models, challenge business requirements, and influence demand
  • Good knowledge of how to execute a Procurement Category Strategy and arrange best in class contracts
  • Good knowledge of Procurement methodologies and concepts, category management and business partnering
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas Group and to work with virtual teams
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools and data mgmt., content, and automation (E-sourcing, p2p -SRM & Ariba-, e-catalogues, buying channels, etc.)
  • Good analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management


  1. University degree with emphasis on the areas of Transport & Logistics, Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Procurement
  2. Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in a functional domain of Procurement Transport & Logistics category
  3. Fluent in English, spoken and written
  4. Very strongcapabilities in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Power Point

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