Coordinator Purchase Planning, Purchasing, SCM

Tokyo | Japan | Supply Chain Management

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Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Coordinate the Purchase Planning functions and ensure we are fulfilling basic expectations for cost & availability

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate the PO related activities, does Plan, Execute and Communicate to optimize supply chain value which align to the Company / Division’s direction.
  • Operate with clear goals that are aligned with business needs and Section objective provided from superior
  • Coordinate a cohesive Purchase Planning function with clear roles & responsibilities and be a solution provider for short / medium term
  • Find the improvement area in Purchase Planning & delivery management functions with a clear end-to-end process flow from forecast to purchase order through to delivery.
  • Execute SCM strategic initiatives based on agreed prioritization with report line.
  • Communicate external parties (Supplier’s contact window) to ensure we are complying with global standards, local contracts and to ensure we are receiving the full benefits and support that we are expecting
  • Supply availability communication with Supplier’s contact window to minimize supply constraints and risks.
  • Report execution plan and result, consistent and in timely manner.


Key Relationships:

- Key interfaces (internal): SCM, DP, Channel, Marketing, Finance, IT

- Key interfaces (external): Supplier’s contact window (GSP / OM / (LO))

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • SCM Operation & theories
  • Procurement / Delivery Control with consuming goods Experience.  Production / Import knowledge
  • 3 years’ experience in international trade field

Group Competencies:                                                Other Competencies    


  • Play to win                                               Analytical / logical thinking

Good communication skills

Way of Working                                                             Leadership to convince others

  • Open & honest                                                      Complexity Management
  • Non-political                                                          Conflict Management
  • Fact-based                                                              Relationship Management
  • Collaborative
  • Efficient

Requisite Education / Qualifications:

University degree with focus on International Business Administration, Finance, SCM, Logistics or related area

IT skills:

Outlook               Intermediate

Word                    Intermediate

Excel                    Advanced

PowerPoint        Advanced

Access                  Advanced

System Intermediate

Language skills:

Fluent Japanese

Business level English

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Coordinator Purchase Planning, Purchasing, SCM
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas
Location Tokyo
Country Japan
Number 177026
Position Type Full time
Date Jul-10, 2018
Relocation no

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