VP Global Supply Planning

Amsterdam | Netherlands | Supply Chain Management

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Purpose: Create and drive an end to end global planning mindset for adidas that enables optimal decision-making for global supply requirements based on

real customer product demand

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the global planning process to be an integrated end to end solution that

incorporates real demand data as a catalyst to providing global capacity needs to our

tier 1 and tier 2 manufacturers.

  • Create an end to end Planning strategy that best services Sales Subsidiaries’ supply

real demand requirements given supplier base capabilities. Service by influencing

Development, Materials and Sourcing strategies.

  • Support Corporate objectives by developing aligned supply chain measurement

(KPIs) with peer organizations. Design, implement, and document Global

Supply Planning systems, policies and procedures to meet KPI targets.

  • Understand work drivers. Define organizational structure, set objectives, manage

workloads and results to achieve objectives while adopting best practices and

creating continuous process improvement.

  • Provide training, coaching, professional growth, and career planning for worldwide

Global Supply Planning personnel.

  • Manage working relationships across the complete supply network, facilitating

consistency between expectations and capabilities through proactive communication

Essential duties & responsibilities

  • Build a seasonal supply model balancing customer demand with capacity

constraints, level loading requirements, import and quota restrictions and corporate


  • Oversee the forecast and demand management process from Marketing and Sales

Subsidiary forecasts through actual orders; understand the impact forecast accuracy

has on development allocation and Management Delivery Performance and develop

forecast strategies and processes which support KPI improvements.

  • Support the design and implementation of reporting tools to effectively measure and

proactively manage Global Supply Planning performance.

  • Coordinate Global Supply Planning systems requirements with GIT. Provide input

into project priorities and resource allocation.

  • With the Global Operations team, define and implement strategies and processes

which bring product to market faster and more efficiently.

  • Support a global sourcing strategy based on the needs of the business. Define and

communicate sourcing requirements based on customer demand and anticipated

product mix. Provide key performance indicators to facilitate supplier evaluation and

strategic sourcing decisions.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A four-year degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on the

areas of business, logistics, planning, supply chain, information systems, or


  • Five to eight years experience in logistics, supply chain or production planning,

preferably in the Accessories, Apparel, or Footwear industries.

  • Four to six years experience with Supply Chain Planning and Execution software

applications, particularly i2 SCP, SAP/APO and SAP/AFS.

Knowledge of MS-Excel, MS-Word, MS-Pow

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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.

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle VP Global Supply Planning
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas
Location Amsterdam
Country Netherlands
Number 175267
Position Type Full time
Date Apr-24, 2018
Relocation yes

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