Assistant Manager Purchasing

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Supply Chain Management

The Mission of the Purchasing Assistant Manager is to provide support to ensure the smooth operation within Purchasing team

She/he will achieve this mission by:

  • Support to structure a smooth operation process with Marketing and Sourcing dept;
  • Effective communication with relevant departments; and
  • Timely Solve problem within each order progress

Primary Activities & Responsibilities

  • Maintain cutoff schedule and communicate range feedback to Marketing
  • Execute Pull Forward requests from GSP
  • Work closely with aSL on dual sourcing requests and proactively push for higher “China for China” %. Provide seasonal summary for dual sourcing benefits
  • Order placement with 100% accuracy and monitor order confirmation
  • Issue supplier delivery performance report
  • Track order management to make sure suppliers’ confirmed delivery date is in accordance with customer requested date and shipment based on confirmed delivery date
  • Communicate delay to related teams and reduce delay by all means
  • Provide analysis reports as needed to Purchase Order Manager
  • Maintain standard cost correctly in the agreed timeline in conjunction with Finance department
  • Follow the overage/shortage delivery till it gets fully resolved
  • Follow invoice issues till it gets fully resolved
  • Ensure all POs are created in the system in a timely manner based on CRD and production lead time and communicate any issues with relevant department
  • File e-claim for delivery shortage
  • Lead HUB system harmonization among SCM teams to improve logic accuracy and daily efficiency, to develop new functions by coordination with related business teams to accommodate new business requirement.
  • Manage RFC requests within PO team and communicate with IT for development and testing.
  • Integrate HUB into SAP as a potential direction in future.
  • A passion for understanding of SPORT along with the desire to translate this passion into building the adidas sports market in China
  • Effective communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Cross-team coordination skills
  • Time and pressure management
Knowledge / Experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the purchasing/operation/sourcing department in a global consumer goods brand
  • Strong knowledge and background of purchasing and operating and sourcing
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Must be thorough and possess a strong attention to detail
  • Have certain knowledge of textile, footwear or sports product market in China is preferred
Educational Background
  • University degree or college equivalent
PC/Language/Other Skills
  • English & Mandarin
  • Strong PC skills
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The Facts

Jobtitle Assistant Manager Purchasing
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas Group
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 157822
Position Type Full time
Date Mar-20, 2017
Relocation no

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adidas Group in China

As a leading sporting goods company in the world, adidas Group established its wholly-owned China subsidiary, adidas Sports (China) Ltd, in Suzhou in 1997. Over the past 18 years, the increasing affluence of Chinese consumers, combined with the sport and fashion consciousness of Chinese youths, has seen adidas make giant strides in China. Through the company's relentless investment and unwavering commitment, China has become the group's second largest market worldwide. In 2014, adidas Greater China generated sales of 1.8 billion euros. Today, adidas Group China is headquartered in Shanghai and has regional offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu as well as two distribution centers, in Suzhou and Tianjin. In Greater China, adidas Group employs over 3,000 people.

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  • Working Hours

    8.30 - 6.30
  • On-Site Doctor

  • Retirement Plan

  • Company Sports

  • Company Events

  • Product Discount

  • On-Site Sports Facilities Pitch, Running-Track, Gym

  • Local Population Source: Vereinte Nationen

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  • Number of Employees at this location PVG - Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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