Senior Manager Tactical Allocation Footwear

Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Sourcing

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  • Drive and monitor execution of Footwear Sourcing Allocation strategy within the Production season: ensure continuous optimization of product availability, landed costs, risk balancing, etc.
  • Drive short-term capacity management in-line with actual demand and fulfilment
  • Coordinate and/or support LOs in ad-hoc crises management
  • Support the Director Allocation & Capacity in the operational and strategic planning process; and in identifying/implementing initiatives that enhance the capabilities, efficiency, effectiveness and collaboration within Footwear Sourcing

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive Production-season Buy-Plan optimization via transfers / dual-sourcing, via own analyses and discussions with LOs, Global-Ops Development, Material Mgmt and Planning, Global Supply Planning to optimally execute the Sourcing allocation strategy and to achieve optimal landed cost and service levels to the Group
  • Drive level-loading of T1s and critical partners / T1.5s / T2s (with FTW Material Mgmt and Planning teams): minimize factories seasonal fill rate fluctuations through improved pull-forward and make-to-forecast-contract management, and optimize usage of special-technologies’ capacities and bottlenecks
  • Monitor fulfilment performance, and work closely with LO Planning and Global Supply Planning to communicate issues that may impact Group delivery performance; identify and drive improvement actions jointly with LO Planning, Country Management, and Global Supply Planning
  • Monitor and analyse yearly/seasonal allocation, category mix, volume efficiency, model mix, etc. and (as needed/required) communicate findings to relevant stakeholders and initiate changes to secure optimal delivery of Footwear Sourcing allocation strategy
  • Support the operational and strategic planning process (capacity and capability requirements), and implementation of improvement actions across the supply base.
  • Manage selected projects as defined by Director Allocation & Capacity
  • Proactively work across functions to identify and resolve issues that are posing obstacles to the business.

Key Relationships: 

  • LO Planning Directors, Senior Operations Directors
  • Suppliers management
  • Directors Development Global Operations
  • Global Supply Planning
  • other GOPS functions

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, able to communicate at senior management level
  • Understands trade and macro economic trends (costs, import duties, FTA, trade barriers) affecting imports from the Footwear source countries into major markets
  • Good knowledge of Footwear industry and manufacturing methods a plus
  • Good knowledge of standard Software applications (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Project management skills a plus

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate university degree
  • Minimum of 2-3 years working experience in a Sourcing role or operations
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of another language (ideally Mandarin, Vietnamese, Bahasa, or German) an advantage.


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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Tactical Allocation Footwear
Team Sourcing
Brand adidas
Location Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong
Number 177898
Position Type Full time
Date Jul-10, 2018
Relocation yes

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