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
T1, T2, T3 Suppliers
Global Supply Planning (GSP)
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