Manager Materials Planning Footwear
Hong Kong, HK, HK

Purpose :

  • Execute the Engineered Materials (EM) planning activities and influence EM-product / material allocation to support the Footwear allocation strategy (T1&T2) by driving stakeholder alignment.
  • Support to drive material availability improvements through optimizing the end-to-end EM planning process, building T2 / T3 planning capabilities, informing T2 / T3 capacity expansion needs, and enhancing the general collaboration between adidas and supply partners.
  • Key Responsibilities :

  • Participate in the Footwear allocation process, with focus on EM and T2 allocation, and drive alignment between T1 / T2 planning activities to improve product availability
  • Monitor the planning process during the Creation Zone with particular focus on EM-products, including but not limited to :
  • Analyze materials demand pattern and provide visibility to stakeholders including LO management team and T2.
  • Provide visibility of supplier demand pictures and drive actions to improve T2 supplier level loading, i.e. drive reallocation with Materials Sourcing team and mindful pull-
  • forward with T1 suppliers

  • Drive improvement of BOMx data accuracy with related parties (e.g. T1 suppliers if it’s related to data entry accuracy)
  • Drive the FTW Sourcing EM planning process through the Sell / Produce Zones, including but not limited to :
  • Translate buy plan (or forecast) to materials level, create and communicate EM buy plans to T1 / T2 suppliers
  • Define and update EM order prioritization logic jointly with GSP and ensure T1 / T2 execution;
  • Establish and run required tools to manage and simulate / forecast EM product / material availability jointly with HK T1 Planning optimize product buy plans;
  • Identify and address potential constraints on capacity / tooling / raw materiallevel which are likely to impact delivery performance at T1s or T2s at each cut off;
  • Track and report T2’s EM inventory status at each cut off and develop / drive solutions in case of risks or constraints.
  • Build and strengthen T2 planning capabilities by providing training on end-to-end planning processes, operational tasks, EM order prioritization logic, and other topics as required
  • Continuously identify opportunities to optimize the existing EM end-to-end planning process and systems, and drive alignment with all stakeholders to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Collaborate with T1 planning team in implementing the overall Buy Plan process, including but not limited to :
  • Analyze and communicate the buy plan with stakeholders
  • Identify potential constraints and follow up with LOP and T1 on post-BP feedbacks
  • Validate & finalize the T1 allocation plan and upload in the system
  • Cooperate with T1 planning and follow up activities related to forecast reporting
  • Manage projects as assigned / defined by the Director Materials Planning
  • Actively live and support the corporate 3C culture creative, collaborative, confident.
  • Key Relationships :
  • HK T1 Planning
  • HK T1 Planning
  • FTW Materials Sourcing
  • LO Planning
  • T1, T2, T3 Suppliers
  • Global Supply Planning (GSP)
  • Horizontal Concepts
  • Advanced Creation
  • Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to drive collaboration
  • Experience in driving cross functional alignment
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel; knowledge of MS Access or similar tools an advantage
  • Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :

  • University Degree, preferably with a Supply Chain or Business major
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in supply planning, preferably in the footwear industry
  • Fluent in English, knowledge in Mandarin / Vietnamese / German a plus
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