Specialist Launch Fulfillment (6 months)

Amsterdam | Netherlands | Supply Chain Management

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

To provide elevated focus through the supply to firstly create superior On Time availability and strong delivery controls for defined articles at Retail Intro/Launch. Executing all system & communication related activities, ensuring that critical launch demand fulfilled via European Distribution Centers will be fulfilled on time creating high launch on time delivery (LOTD).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with and support other Order Fulfillment functions of Inbound Planning, Fulfillment Planning and Customer Fulfillment with the aim of driving LOTD delivery for launch
  • Work with Market Operations & Optimization teams to identify air freight requirements for ’late’ dedicated orders and coordinate request with Purchasing
  • Create visibility of availability status for critical articles at RID/HLD
  • Ensure that allocation horizons are managed to capture launch demand
  • Provide visibility of launch volumes and ship dates to EDCs to prepare operationally
  • Lead cross-functional meetings to share the availability expectations and plan flow of goods
  • Laisse with inbound to ensure key launch priorities have the highest priority at origin and intake
  • Provide information to key stake holders within Europe Demand Planning and Europe Marketing
  • Assess impact of changes to RID during the Fulfillment horizon (0-3 months prior to RID) and coordinate/communicate to other stakeholders
  • “Process owner” for strategic launches. Thorough understanding of all marketing and business needs. Establish standard framework and templates/reports

Key Relationships:

  • Purchasing
  • Order Fulfillment (Inbound Planning/Fulfillment Planning/Customer Fulfillment)
  • European Distribution Center Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Global IT
  • Europe Marketing
  • Europe Demand Planning

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In depth knowledge of supply chain mechanics
  • Process thinking
  • Strong reporting & analytical skills
  • Operations as well as commercial mindset
  • Excellent knowledge of Customer Service processes
  • Demonstrating initiative and acting result oriented
  • Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills
  • Strong communication skills

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A university degree with emphasis in the areas of business, information systems, logistics or operations
  • Two to three years of work experience in supply chain management
  • Strong skills in ERP (SAP)/WMS systems & Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work within different cultures and levels
  • Fluent in English (oral and in writing)
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The Facts

Jobtitle Specialist Launch Fulfillment (6 months)
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas
Location Amsterdam
Country Netherlands
Number 190784
Position Type Temp
Date Feb-18, 2019
Relocation no

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