Senior Director Distribution Strategy (m/w/d)

Lucerne | Switzerland | Supply Chain Management

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The Senior Director Distribution Strategy is the pivotal role in the adidas Group Supply Chain, which ensures that the adidas Group distribution network (new DCs and capabilities) develops in line with our business growth and that it provides us with a competitive edge. This is achieved through<

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Keeping our distribution strategy leading through the identification of new distribution innovations, concepts and technologies,<

Creating multi-year investment roadmaps through market-level distribution network planning,<  < Key Accountabilities<  < <

Act as subject matter expert in distribution innovations, concepts and technologies – understand the industry best practices, evaluate trends and continuously monitor market development. Transfer your knowledge into concept creation and influence strategic decision-making within the Group< Develop and maintain contacts with industry-leading organizations, universities, etc. to ensure state- of-the-art supply chain knowledge< Knowledge of best-in-class supply chains within the industry and ability to identify areas of improvement within the adidas Group Supply Chain< Lead strategic distribution discussions: transform future requirements into distribution network planning activities< Lead the development of different DC network scenarios per market and execute the required network simulations< Use distribution network planning to continuously improve distribution networks in markets< Understand the ability of network design tools and develop a concept for usage within the adidas Group. Build up a respective organization  < Leadership skills – ability to manage international, cross-functional teams. Strong focus on team development, identifying strengths and opportunities of direct reporting line< Strong in building relationships/networking< <

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Ability to provide a clear framework for performance to direct reports/project team< Ability to coach, guide and manage a (project) team< Pro-active (engaging and impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end with a global mindset< Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions< Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures Business mindset: strong numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups), especially when interacting with different levels of business Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required Fluent English (verbal and written)< Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)< <

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Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration, IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience< Minimum of 10 years progressive working experience in fast moving consumer goods or apparel  industry in a strategic function and/or consulting background< Proven track record in project management and change management, preferably on a global scale< Strong experience in working on several projects simultaneously< 3-5 years of experience in managing a team< <

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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Director Distribution Strategy (m/w/d)
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas
Location Lucerne
Country Switzerland
Number 196748
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-12, 2019
Relocation yes

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