Director Non Trade Procurement, Group Finance

Tokyo | Japan | Accounting & Finance

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Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization: Lead and coordinate the Procurement organization on a country level: • Accountable for country target setting in alignment with global and APAC Non-Trade Procurement goals • Accountable to implement global / market sourcing agreements on country level • Drive Procurement’s value contribution and excellent service while ensuring compliance with policies, strategies and processes • Functional and managerial responsible for Procurement Specialists allocated to the country

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage and develop the country Procurement organization • Manage direct reports including target setting, performance review, and career and training development • Drive purchasing strategy and objectives by respective purchase category / field • Set goals and develop action plans for continuous improvement of non-trade purchasing process and performance • Develop/strengthen local non-trade procurement process and policies including vendor bidding and assessment, PO placement and tracking, vendor evaluation etc. in alignment with Global / Regional guidelines • Manage local purchasing process from vendor identification to evaluation for major items and supervise process for minor items • Recruit best in class people and provide people management guidance. • Lead, develop and retain talents and foster a high-performance culture to contribute to improving eNPS • Identify, recommend and qualify vendors, support development of non-standard vendor contracts • Work with business owners in vendor selection and negotiations (price and other terms) • Vendor performance evaluation and manage relationship with key vendors • Keep up to date with market trends, prices and developments • Carry out systematic review on cost effectiveness and quality of non-trade purchasing • Ensure transparency and openness in vendor bidding process, selection and evaluation • Together with Finance, assess financial stability and risk of potential vendors • Develop systematic processes for vendor updates and evaluations


• Quality of systems and processes • Cost savings on non-trade purchases • Speed • Compliance • eNPS Key Relationships:

Internal • Country / Cluster VP Finance • Country / Cluster General Manager and other Senior Management Team Leaders • Market commercial & enabling function teams • Other Country / Cluster Finance teams (Tax, Treasury, Finance Operations, FP&A, Internal Compliance and Control) • Financial Shared Service Centre (Dalian) • Headquarters Group Finance / Procurement

External • Vendors • Customers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• High degree of knowledge in the field of purchasing with a major brand or retailer (sporting goods industry preferred) • Experience in running complex, cross-functional processes effectively • High degree of responsibility and integrity • Strong interpersonal and influential skills • Strong communication and negotiation skills • Desire and ability to work closely and influentially with other members of senior Finance leadership team at Country / Cluster and Regional / Global level • Strategic thinking on non-trade purchase directions and good command of new trends and needs of evolving industry • Advanced abilities in the fields of employee engagement and performance management at every level through effective motivation, coaching, training, and development of personnel in the team

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor degree or above preferably in Business Administration • At least 10 year experiences in purchasing management filed, ideally in consumer goods or apparel industry with at least 5-7 years’ experience holding management positions; multi-national company working experience is preferred • Proven track record in managing teams • Fluent English • Fluent in local (Market / Cluster) language preferably • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Director Non Trade Procurement, Group Finance
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas
Location Tokyo
Country Japan
Number 177524
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-08, 2018
Relocation no

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