Director Project Management Strategy, SCM

Portland | United States | Supply Chain Management


The Director of S&P- SCM NAM will lead the planning and implementation of key strategic initiatives to create competitive advantage for the North America Supply Chain Team (including Purchasing, Order Fulfillment, Logistics, Transportation, and Customer Service). Strategy and Programs is a department within Global Operations (GOPS) with a mission to shape strategy and implement new programs/capabilities into adidas markets across the globe. Implementation is always a partnership between the operational SCM teams and S&P project managers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and take strategic decisions for the NAM SCM team with global relevance, working together with corresponding stakeholders to ensure alignment of objectives and needs
  • Drive high quality, measurable and sustainable solutions across NAM SCM
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to implement and evolve SCM solutions that meet business objectives in terms of profitability, service improvement and business growth
  • Lead global and regional projects specifically around cross-functional SCM & IT improvement, lean principles, retail and consumer goods supply chains, planning and inventory management
  • Collaborate with Global, Regional and Market teams across functions to drive or support key cross-functional projects that ultimately achieve SCM vision & strategic initiatives
  • Drive alignment between global and regional project teams.  Ensure harmonization of global and regional processes with reduced complexity, increased transparency and clear accountability in order to achieve business results.
  • Support the execution of a clear roadmap for strategic SCM projects and identify sub-initiatives and inter-dependencies across various initiatives to ensure alignment across functions
  • Partners with key internal stakeholder organizations to identify, lead and execute continuous improvement projects.  Recommends and implements process improvements through analysis and leveraging of best practices.  Lead change management activities around process, system, and org improvement projects
  • Represent your SCM NAM program and your peers as key stakeholders on Global Operations or market project initiatives. 
  • Provide functional expertise to assess potential financial and operational impact
  • Ensure project planning, milestone tracking and status updates to Senior Management. 
  • Lead the full program lifecycle from planning/discovery through full delivery and sustainment.
  • Create project documentation required for implementation, establish plans to make it sustainable and scalable
  • Leads a team of direct reports (or matrixed reports) across NAM to deliver positive business results through the execution of strategic supply chain projects.  Responsible to provide timely feedback, effectively coaching employees with differing levels of experience Key Relationships
  • SCM Functional Team Leads, Finance, Demand Planning, Marketing, Sales Channel Teams, Marketing Operations, Sales Operations, Global Operations Project Teams, Sourcing, Global IT Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Expertise and experience in promoting and applying continuous improvement (problem solving, process improvement) tools and services
  • Excellent communication and executive level presentation skills
  • Change management experience (defining and implementing process, system, organizational, and reporting changes)
  • Ability to think tactically and strategically
  • Ability to manage diverse stakeholders and drive change within varied cultures and viewpoints
  • Expertise in delivering new SAP capabilities into Supply Chain operations.
  • Ability to thrive in/bring clarity to ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, high-expectation environment
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and quantitative skills with ability to support assumptions of final analysis, share ideas and influence Senior Management by quantitative analysis or facts. 
  • Strong and disciplined project management skills
  • Ability to coach, guide, manage and develop direct reports (or matrixed reports).
  • Ability to hold others accountable in effective ways 
  • Ability to effectively delegate work as appropriate and provide individual goals and development plans to staff. Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications  
  1. Four year college or university degree with emphasis in supply chain, IT, logistics or operations preferred
  2. Minimum 8-10 years’ work experience in supply chain management with demonstrated experience driving large scale project implementations.
  3. PMP certification preferred (not required) 
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The Facts

Jobtitle Director Project Management Strategy, SCM
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas
Location Portland
Location United States
Number 199860
Position Type Full time
Date Aug-07, 2019
Relocation no

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