Assistant Manager Portfolio Management and Costing, FTW

Guangzhou | China (Peoples Republic of) | Sourcing


  • Support portfolio managers by providing insights and analysis for the material category
  • Enable data-driven sourcing best-practices and advanced materials costing approaches

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support portfolio managers with data-driven insights per material category
  • Create transparency on adidas materials spend across and within material categories
  • Build-up and maintain reporting capabilities around materials and continuously enhance transparency around cost drivers, market developments and price implications
  • Track raw material market developments and derive implications for categories
  • Drive an effective and efficient material price communication tool and/or system (currently PDM and PLM) to ensure accurate material costs are available to stakeholders
  • Prepare analysis and reports for seasonal price negotiations
  • Prepare and provide input data such as category spend cube and raw material developments for should-be costing tools
  • Manage seasonal price submission process
  • Own seasonal savings tracking to have transparency on nominal and raw material adjusted savings
  • Be informed on costing trends and apply advanced tools to create cost transparency and enhance reporting capabilities, such as Alteryx, Tableau, etc.

Key Relationships:

  • T2 suppliers
  • Portfolio management and Costing
  • Materials operations
  • Materials technology incubation
  • Finance
  • BUs
  • Horizontal teams

Knowledge, Transferrable Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong business sense and analytical skills
  • Good understanding of costing principles.
  • Ability to create, plan and deliver presentations.
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5+ years Costing experience in footwear manufacturing
  • Great skills in MS office applications
  • Knowledge of athletic footwear industry preferred but not required


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The Facts

Jobtitle Assistant Manager Portfolio Management and Costing, FTW
Team Sourcing
Brand adidas
Location Guangzhou
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 187323
Position Type Full time
Date Dec-18, 2018
Relocation no

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