Senior Manager Planning Apparel, Sourcing

Hong Kong | Greater China | Sourcing

Purpose:   Develops and implements short and medium term production plans satisfying the sales and demand needs of the markets and subsidiaries while optimizing the resources of the apparel supply base.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops effective and reliable short and medium term production plans for the apparel division for both brands to ensure timely delivery of customer orders for all business models (inline/SLT/miAdidas, etc.).
  • Executes the seasonal development allocation process considering the provided sourcing strategy/seasonal allocation plan for the assigned LO’s.
  • Works closely with assigned Apparel LO’s to manage the production allocation and planning process to support timely delivery of customer orders.
  • Drive standardization of planning processes in LO’s/T1’s
  • Functions as the responsible Global Supply Planning/SCI contact for the assigned LO’s.  Understands the business needs and objectives and manages planning and supply chain initiatives supporting them.  Define, implement and enforce processes and policies
  • Conducts continuous forecasts, orders and planning volume analysis to review demand changes and their implications to the supply base.  Takes corrective action as needed.
  • Defines and implements material buffering strategies to optimize on time delivery
  • Maintains continuous communication with GSP, Brand Sourcing, SCI/Subsidiaries when significant shifts occur and in regards of demand and capacity fill rates.
  • Works closely with global supply planning to define, draft, revise and/or implement global processes, policies, initiatives as necessary to ensure optimal performance and on-time delivery/availability.
  • Works closely with Operational Planning/SCI team to help manage order prioritization when overloads occur.
  • Ensures consistent tracking and follow up with LO’s on all sample order deadlines and ensures regular communication on delivery status towards creation centers, subsisidaries.

Key Relationships:  (list primary stakeholders that the position will communicate and interact with)

  • Global Supply Planning
  • Brand Sourcing
  • Brand Operations
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • LO’s/CM’s/Planning Managers
  • Costing
  • Global IT

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Comfortable with learning internal systems such as RMS/FLEX PLM, GPS, ILS and SIM.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to apply those
  • Experience with MS-Office/Excel/Access is a must
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to understand and use data to make decisions and influence outcomes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills required
  • Fluent English language skills (written and oral)
  • Strong team player with proven ability to work cross functionally to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Strong understanding of demand models, production forecasting, purchasing practices, terminology, basic finance and supply chain principles.
  • APICS certification is a plus

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • College or university degree with a focus on Logistics or Apparel preferred; alternatively equivalent combination of education and related work experience in the field of Logistics and/or Apparel
  • Minimum 6 years work experience in the soft goods industry (with a focus on production, projects, materials etc.)
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Planning Apparel, Sourcing
Team Sourcing
Brand adidas
City Hong Kong
Location Greater China
Number 205652
Position Type Full time
Date Dec-02, 2019
Relocation no

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