Manager Procurement

Istanbul | Turkey | Accounting & Finance

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Drive the development of procurement practices for the respective category on a country / cluster basis, including:

  • Definition and deployment of sourcing strategy for the category
  • Realization of stakeholder management to maximize total cost of ownership savings and Procurement’s value contribution
  • Realization of supplier relationship management and contract management activities
  • Assure achieving compliance targets with policies, strategies, and processes
  • Deliver committed annual Procurement savings targets

Key Responsibilities:

Drive category strategy at country / cluster level :

  • Analyze category and define category profile, incl. risk assessment, supplier base assessment and Supplier Relationship Management strategy
  • Benchmark category best practices to identify initiatives for improvement
  • Build category specific  plan in alignment with relevant stakeholders
  • Align sourcing plan to financial budget and business strategies
  • Lead category strategy implementation, including execution of defined sourcing initiatives (as per the 7 steps strategic sourcing methodology) & realization of annual savings targets
  • Ensure clear understanding, implementation & role modelling of savings methodology & reporting
  • Develop internal and external analysis (industry and supplier)
  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner for business/ other functions,
  • Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance on a global basis
  • Deliver the required negotiation outcomes and savings according to the defined savings targets
  • Support the work and efforts of a cross-functional sourcing team in all stages of a strategic sourcing project
  • Collaborate and align with global/ market/ country procurement teams as applicable
  • Drive supplier selection and fact-based negotiations as per adidas negotiation methodology
  • Lead RfX execution: Select supplier and drive fact based negotiations as per adidas sourcing and negotiation methodology
  • Work with Procurement and business Leads in global and in markets to implement and activate contracts globally

Manage commercial supplier relationship with key suppliers within the defined category and market scope

  • Maintain and manage relationship with suppliers identified as key suppliers in the respective category, monitors performance of key strategic suppliers according to the guidelines
  • Lead supplier development activities; set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers in order to improve performance and further cost / demand reductions

Manage relationship with key stakeholders and business representatives

  • Provide input on volume/ specification/ price to build smart consumption policies
  • Act as an escalation point for category related issues and drive resolution in line with global / market Procurement policies
  • Achieve “buy-in” from key stakeholders in the market for major procurement initiatives
  • Create and outline contribution for budget improvements
  • Foster that business needs are being identified, represented and incorporated into category strategies
  • Act as Point of Contact for the business to assure business requirements are met

Key Relationships:

  • Internal: Global / Regional Procurement team, Business Unit (BUs), Key Business Stakeholder Functions (Marketing, IT, Global Workplaces, Retail etc), Key Business Partners (Legal, Finance, Tax, Accounting, etc)
  • External: Suppliers & Agencies: Executives, Key Account Managers & Legal Council

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts, business partnering and category management (7 steps strategic sourcing, Fact based Negotiations, etc..)
  • Good knowledge of How to develop a Procurement Category strategy and conveyance
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools and data, content and automation (E-sourcing -ariba-, p2p -SRM & Ariba-, ecatalogues, buying channels, etc…)
  • Strong ability to analyze  data, specifications and influence demand
  • Capability to independently interact throughout the adidas Group  and to work with virtual teams
  • Knowledge and experience in projects and process management
  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Proficiency in MS Office and preferably SAP MM/ SRM & Ariba
  • Fluent in English & Turkish, spoken and written.
  • Travel of up to 20%

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education
  • Minimum  4 to 6 years’ professional experience in a similar functional domain or other related positions, with knowledge of category / market at hand; experience with supplier selection, negotiation and contracting
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Procurement
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas
Location Istanbul
Country Turkey
Number 195675
Position Type Full time
Date May-14, 2019
Relocation no

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