Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
adidas Global Business Services (GBS) is the engine to drive the transformation to ONE adidas. It is the company's operational backbone, through delivering standard global services, focusing on enhancing customer user experience, and providing consistent skills and quality.
We are looking to fill this role with a candidate that can conduct supplier identification, negotiation and supplier selection by delivering sourcing results to contribute to the saving targets, ensure that Service Level Agreements with the business are being met and support procurement automation by continuously seeking opportunities to increase catalogue coverage.
Key Responsibilities :
Conduct RfQ (negotiation, supplier selection)
Support and facilitate high value tactical buy execution with the responsible category manager
Support responding suppliers in case of commercial or system related questions
Ensure compliance throughout the entire process
Alignment of technical requirements between internal stakeholders and suppliers
Search for potenial suppliers, either existing or new
Follow-up on Tactical Buying activities with internal stakeholders to ensure timeliness of tendering process
Analyze Tactical Buying activities and provide quantitative and qualitative feedback to Category Managers on recurring Tactical buys and opportunities for standardization and automation
Support catalogue creation by facilitating the interaction between supplier and Content Specialist Support strategic sourcing initiatives
Upon request by Procurement GBS / Category Managers, provide input to supplier list and local market insights during sourcing processes
Key Relationships :
GBS Market Service Delivery; Suppliers; Requestors; GBS Procurement Specialists; GBS Helpdesk Agents
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Knowledge of sourcing strategies, approaches and methods
Knowledge of contract management, compliance management and analytics
Good ability to analyze specifications and influence demand
Communication skills and the capability to independently interact with different stakeholders
Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
Proficiency in MS Office
Fluent in Italian and English, spoken and written
Availability to travel
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
A bachelor’s or master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education.
General business experience, preferably in Procurement area
Basic experience within supplier selection, negotiation and contracting
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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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.