Senior Manager Concept Engineering & Sourcing (m/f/d)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Marketing & Communications


This role is responsible for maximizing the profitability of Retail Concepts by managing the development & sourcing process and the respective team for all global Retail concept hardware from brief to engineering via prototyping to sourcing. During the concept design phase this role acts as a consultant to the creative team to enable our agencies delivering a comprehensive concept design according to all retail and adidas specific requirements. The identification, set-up and management of suitable, globally operating engineering and manufacturing partners are key deliverables to achieve industry leading price/quality ratio and speed to market in line with growth plan for all consumer direct retail.

Key Accountabilities

  • Set up and manage most suitable global retail engineering and manufacturing partners according to the growth plan analysis to support the adidas markets achieving their targets
  • Maintain & Support vendor network to assure efficient usage of global economies of scale & industry leading cost structure for production
  • Create & Support according to processes & procedures most suitable to maximize opportunities of supply chain
  • Set-up and mange & Support global tender process for Concept Hardware (e.g. Fixtures, Fittings, Mannequins, Hangers) according to industry leading standards and procedures
  • Ensure & Support data accuracy (e.g. pricing, status, supply chain) within the system landscape to maintain a solid and robust base for decision making and reporting purposes
  • Manage team of project managers for technical development of all global Retails concepts (also utilizing 3rd party) and assure maximum synergy between concepts
  • Consult other Consumer Experience functions during the concept design process to assure supply chain potential can be maximized
  • Establish and maintain process driven and solution-oriented communication with key stake holders
  • Evaluate the competencies of his/her subordinates on a regular basis and provides prompt and regular feedback and guidance to drive high performance
  • Takes ownership for Talent Management processes to grow, develop and retain talents
  • Promote a high performance culture by setting clear expectations and individual goals
  • Translate the company goals into team specific actions and business plans. Control and monitor performance and results of team and 3rd parties
  • Support the update process of global forecast templates to enable a transparent demand management process
  • Other duties as requested by line manager

  Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

  • Expert knowledge of manufacturing, construction and quality control processes
  • Advanced negotiation and issue resolution skills
  • English – excellent written and spoken
  • Another language would be beneficial
  • MS Office – Advanced
  • Power Point – Advanced
  • Workflow / Database Software


  1. Graduate level engineering or graduate level BA
  2. Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in managing 3rd party supplier relationships in an international context (preferably within Asia)
  3. Strong communication skills
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Concept Engineering & Sourcing (m/f/d)
Team Marketing & Communications
Brand adidas
City Herzogenaurach
Location Germany
Number 195790
Position Type Full time
Date May-13, 2019
Relocation yes

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