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SENIOR MANAGER, DC LEAN MANAGEMENT (APAC) 1

SENIOR MANAGER, DC LEAN MANAGEMENT (APAC) 1

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION:

As Senior Manager DC Basics, you will be responsible for guiding and mentoring adidas operations teams in Lean thinking and Continuous Improvement activities. You will ensure adidas operational basics are in place across all warehouses of our own and sub-contracted network.The role incorporates management of business and Lean Ambassadors based in our warehouses.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

DC OPERATIONAL BASICS             

  • Execute adidas Operations Basics framework (warehouse operating standards) together with the Director DC Basics
  • Roll out and monitoring Basics toolbox and DC maturity assessment tool across the region
  • Set up efficient monitoring to ensure Basics are in place and sustained to supportoperations adopting DC Basics
  • Ensure standardization of processes are being designed, documented (SOP) and implemented where applicable
  • Influence/coach SCM and warehouse leadership to embrace performance and continuous improvement culture; vulgarize Lean to drive high acceptance among operators community
  • Coordinate training, coaching, and mentoring in continuous improvement concepts and techniques
  • Support the DC Optimization team in defining annual DC-level optimization roadmap

CERTIFIED COMMUNITY & BEST PRACTICES

  • Establish and nurture -regional community of Lean/ Continuous Improvement experts
  • Skill up community of Lean Ambassadors; leverage them to deploy improvement culture on the floor
  • Implements certified training modules for DC (shop floor) leadership

OPTIMIZATION & INNOVATION

  • Identify large pockets of efficiency; conduct assessment and drive process redesign on-site with operations
  • Act as advisor for all DC network related projects to ensure Lean principles are applied in the design phase

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

  • Provide Lean Ambassadors with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and SCM objectives

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Regional SCM Heads
  • Local DC Operations Management
  • Finance/Controlling
  • 3PL providers
  • Global Engineering
  • Project Management
  • External consultants (as needed)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Good knowledge of warehouse operations
  • Great expertise of operational performance management, Lean, Continuous Improvement principles
  • Stakeholder Management on all levels
  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end with a global mindset
  • Ability to lead and influence without formal reporting line
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions
  • Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups) especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Ability to travel, domestic orinternational, as required
  • Fluent English (verbal and written),
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum 3-5+ year experience in leadership and managing remote teams
  • Minimum 5+ year experience in applying Lean, continuous improvement concepts
  • Strong experience with Distribution Center processes; ideally worked in a DC environment for minimum 5 years
  • Sound understanding of warehouse management (WMS) and labor management systems

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|Source: Online/KSU

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