Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
Manage and deliver inbound supply chain projects or sub elements of larger-scale projects on a local or global level across brands and respective functions within the boundaries of time, cost and quality while focusing on the customers’ expectations and requirements.
Ensure inputs & expertise from an inbound operations (Factory to DC) is represented in the execution of these projects.
The role will further collaborate with the SCM stakeholders as well as internal and external data sources, integrate them and identify areas that will help adidas improve quality and speed in the end-to-end value chain.
The role will manage a pipeline of opportunities, looking at the right prioritization and ensuring maximum output.
Projects may be managed & delivered independently from, or in collaboration with our selected 4PL provider.
Key Responsibilities :
Lead, steer and manage to successfully deliver the assigned global and x-functional projects, end-to-end, ideally through applying project management with a standardized methodology effectively.
Ensure full understanding of project scope to be able to design detailed project plans.
Manage the execution and completion of the defined project plan through effectively coordinating people and resources.
Drive and measure engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures to ensure KPIs are met.
Monitor the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project plan in order to implement corrective or preventative actions.
Drive implementation of business strategies
Manage the change management approach for respective project and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits.
Finalize all activities across the projects / programs to formally close and hand over the project, ensuring project documents are approved, completed, maintained, and stored appropriately.
Collect inputs from various SCM stakeholders such as Origin & Destination teams, Markets, Sourcing, Global Functions, 4PL and IT on inbound improvement areas
Create and validate hypothesis through deep dives into internal / external data sources
Develop a CI pipeline, align with senior management as well as respective team members on when to deliver what.
Think globally and x-functionally in order to identify project dependencies and their impact, raise dependency issues with the project sponsor and co-create solutions
Form and lead multi-functional project team resources (internals and externals) to deliver and support projects and programs.
Manage, coach, develop and train the formed project team members, input to performance reviews, provide feedback and allocate work considering complexity and experience level.
Set clear objectives for team members. Partner with the internal market SCM, GIT, business units, finance department and 2PLs / 4PLin order to identify and agree on project requirements and goals to then set up and manage transport & logistics projects.
Financials and Controlling
Drive or support the creation of business cases, ensure projects are tracked against the agreed business case and flag deviations including mitigation actions
Establish project controlling as an independent element within the project to verify and control the allocated project costs on time in budget.
Ensure compliance to adidas & Supply Chain Management standards, e.g. PMO, controlling standards.
Manage project budget through tracking and reporting the monthly budget accruals and variances and ensure timely and accurate invoicing.
As conflicts and escalations arise within projects, identify solutions and propose these to project sponsor and support their resolution in a timely and appropriate manner.
Use appropriate and effective communication methods to Senior Management and project stakeholder throughout the project life cycle, in order to successfully deliver and embed the project within the organization.
Key Relationships :
Supply Chain Management global and market-based teams
Respective business function
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Ability to coach, guide and manage a project team.
Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mind-set, ability to think end-to-end.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures.
Business mind-set : strong numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance, process driven.
Strong experience to manage complex global projects on transport & logistics related initiatives.
Good market knowledge on 3PL and transport & logistics related provider and related networks.
Strong experience to work on several projects simultaneously.
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 or international, as required.
Fluent English skills (verbal and written).
Strong MS-Office skills (Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
University degree with focus on Supply Chain Management, or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 6-8 years of progressive work experience in mid to large-scale project or program management in the field of logistics / transportation management.
Strong experience with managing complex projects related to transportation and process re-engineering.
Ideally PMI / Project Management certified.
At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game.
We foster the athlete s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture the 3Cs : CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.
CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers.
But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning it helps us improve.
COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners : coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together.
Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.
Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies.
We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.
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