Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization
Ensure world class sourcing organization in terms of supplier capabilities, effective and efficient decision making by optimizing key sourcing processes, driving key sourcing initiatives, and providing analytics and project management support .
Key Responsibilities :
Identify opportunities and lead key sourcing initiatives, e.g. cost reduction, productivity improvement, garments and materials management, sustainability, process improvement, etc.
Ad hoc analytical support for apparel senior leadership team
Translate gathered insights into engaging, measurable, and clear presentations
Design strategic decision support tools, e.g. KPI systems, automated dashboards, etc
Improve strategic supplier management process (GASA), organize key supplier events
Improve policies and procedures relevant for Apparel Sourcing, and drive updates / implementation across the organization.
Derive recommendations based on the analysis performed and create compelling communication materials (memos, email updates, presentations) to convince stakeholders and achieve cross functional alignment
Key Relationships :
Liaison Offices, suppliers and other functions in sourcing, i.e. materials, quality, costing, manufacturing, etc.
Garment and material suppliers
Apparel Sourcing senior leadership team
Strategy & Programs Global Operations
Planning and brand sourcing teams, adidas designer centers
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Proactive approach and self-starter attitude
Problem solving skills : identify problem, form hypothesis, collect and analyze large data sets
Strong project management with excellent planning and organizational skills
Ability to operate and execute effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
Ability to collaborate and positively influence stakeholders
Strong communication skills (English verbal and written) and advanced MS office Skills
Advanced Excel skills and high proficiency in spreadsheet analyses
Knowledge of advanced analytics technique and analytical software (e.g. Alteryx, Python, MicroStrategy, SQL) a plus
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
Undergraduate university degree with emphasis in the areas of business preferred
7 years of experience in MNC environment (e.g. top tier consulting, project management, apparel / fashion, sourcing, operations, supply chain management)
Experience in Business Analytics or equivalent.