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Senior Manager Product Supply Interface

Country : USA USA

State : Oregon

County : Multnomah County

Town : Portland

Category : Marketing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The North American Product Supply (NAM PS) team ensures that 30,000 products annually are purchased and manufactured on time to meet the needs of adidas customers and consumers. This role leads a team of analysts to secure the best availability for the market within given cost constraints. Responsibility for supply solutions including process development and driving actionable insight towards improved delivery that is "on time and in full". Meet customer demand in a matter that will optimize financial return to brand and minimize overall supply chain costs.
Key Responsibilities:
- Create visibility to US projected availability and inventory performance; highlight and action risks and opportunities
- Collaborate closely with Business Unit and Demand Planning Management to develop inventory/purchasing plans to best support sales strategies and inventory targets
- Work closely with brand marketing and finance teams to maintain supply within Open to Buy budgets
- Maintain integrity of the Supply Plan/Production forecast for your respective Business Units and regularly update management with exceptions to the plan
- Lead regular Demand / Supply Consensus and Availability meetings for all Business Units, in partnership with Demand Planning
- Ensure in-depth understanding of the strategies and sales targets of the Business Units and guide your team to successfully support key product launches and strategic initiatives
- Monitor right products are purchased at right time in right quantity in alignment with Global Product Supply; Identify critical supply chain constraints and determine actions to overcome supply problems of critical products
- Manage and develop high performing team; set individual goals and targets to expand their knowledge; ensure succession plans are in place
- Develop tools and guidelines to support / control business principles and efficient processes
- Monitor Marketing Buying Volumes per season together with Demand Planning and highlight risks and opportunities to Global Product Supply
Key Relationships:
- US Product Supply / Business Process Management
- US Demand Planning
- North America Order Fulfillment
- Marketing Operations
- Business Unit / Category Managers / Merchandisers
- North America Omni Channel Operations
- Global Product Supply
- Planning and Project Management
- Liaison Offices
- Finance


- Strong understanding of supply/demand models, production forecasting, purchasing practices, terminology, basic finance and supply chain principles.
- High business acumen; understanding flow of product from sourcing to customer and profitability drivers
- Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to influence others and build consensus with both internal and external partners at all levels of the organization
- Strong leadership capabilities including coaching, development & living by inclusive practices
- Team player with proven ability to work cross functionally; accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organizational skills
- Ability to anticipate problems, offer solutions, develop strategies, and address issues within the supply planning process to meet financial targets
- Advanced MS Office skills and proven ability to learn internal systems / reporting
- SAP experience preferred
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor degree with emphasis in supply chain management, business or information technology preferred. We welcome other relevant experience or a combination of education and experience in place of formal education or a degree.
- Minimum 5 years related progressive work experience and/or training in supply chain management
- Minimum 2 years experience managing people
adidas requires all US based employees to report COVID-19 vaccination status. Proof of vaccination is required in New York City. adidas is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for accommodation in accordance with all relevant state laws.
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