Manager Transport & Logistics (m/f/d)

Lucerne | Switzerland | Supply Chain Management


Manage the global transportation activities and processes. Maintain and improve service levels in order to deliver a high level of responsiveness and flexibility. Understand the transportation requirements of the adidas Group’s stakeholders and translate those into service deliverables and system/data requirements towards our Logistics Service Providers.

Key Accountabilities

  • Document the process requirements and service deliverables in Standard Operating Procedures and/or Service Level Agreements and ensure that the agreed processes and service are implemented and executed successfully in the day-to-day operations and within the scope of contractual agreements.
  • Coordinate and support the execution as well as the fine-tuning / adaptation of Standard Operating Procedures and continuously educate the markets on global processes and policies.
  • Work closely with the markets as well as with the Sourcing Organizations and make sure local requirements are well understood and safeguarded in the day-to-day business and its various contracts.
  • Contribute to the implementation of new transportation solutions for the market’s supply chain and commercial organizations while supporting the needs of the business.
  • Support the integration of Logistics Service Providers into the adidas Group’s system landscape.
  • Manage the transportation processes end to end across all modes of transport,  from factories  to arrival at DC’s including resolution of issues related to transportation planning and execution.
  • Standardize, align and constantly re-assess global transport requirements on vendor portfolio, operational processes and connectivity / data processes.
  • Identify and contribute to deliver opportunities for cost reductions and service level improvements including opportunities to support business growth.
  • Support in establishing agreed logistics processes, KPI’s and cost reduction targets.
  • Manage the LSPs by performing regular business review meetings based on the provision of the aligned KPIs.
  • Support supply chain projects from an operations and process point of view.  

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

  • Ability to solve practical and theoretical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Team player, high degree of self-management, enthusiasm, drives to perform. Self-starter, ability to work and build cooperation in a multinational team / matrix organization, very strong in negotiation and finding compromise.
  • Strong record of successfully applying problem solving and project management skills including good planning and organization.
  • Understanding of the bigger picture and end-to-end supply chain.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and in writing, to interact effectively and efficiently on different layers of the organization.
  • Ability to work and deliver in changing environments, under very limited guidance while adhering to specified deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Ocean, Air and Land transport markets.


  1. Excellent language proficiency; multi-lingual abilities in another languages preferred
  2. A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, logistics, planning, supply chain, information systems, or operations; MBA a plus
  3. 2-3 year work experience, ideally in an apparel/fashion supply chain management or a fast moving logistics environment, particularly related to supplier/contract, project and supply chain management including an overall logistics responsibility.
  4. Experience in multi-national transportation logistics and project management with the drive and energy to implement change.  
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Transport & Logistics (m/f/d)
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas
Location Lucerne
Location Switzerland
Number 199877
Position Type Full time
Date Aug-09, 2019
Relocation no

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