Buyer – German Speaker (M/F)

  • Adidas
  • PT - 13 - Porto
  • 3 days ago

Company Name: Adidas

Location: Porto, 13, PT

Overview

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Execute tactical buying of low and mid value item within the given thresholds, including: conduct supplier identification from preferred suppliers list, negotiation and supplier selection; deliver sourcing results to contribute to saving targets while ensuring that Service Level Agreements with the business are being met; support procurement automation by continuously seeking opportunities to increase catalogue coverage.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execution of tactical buying process
  • Analyze mid value tactical buys, facilitate high value tactical buy execution with the responsible category manager
  • Conduct sourcing projects (negotiation, supplier selection) and support responding to suppliers in case of commercial or system related questions
  • Conduct eSourcing events in Ariba
  • For selected tactical buys, follow-up on technical evaluations with internal stakeholders to ensure timeliness of tendering process
  • Execute negotiation, supplier selection and determine Purchase Order (PO) terms and conditions
  • Based on country requirements, initiate order signature process and follow-up on distribution to supplier
  • Close/ change/ modify POs related to tactical buys
  • Support tail spend reduction and channeling spend through strategic suppliers / channels
  • Regularly analyze tactical buy activities and provide quantitative and qualitative feedback to Category Managers on recurring tactical buys and opportunities for standardization and automation
  • Based on Category Director and manager guidance, execute RfQs   for potential catalogue items including contracting based on standard contract templates
  • Support automated buying channel introductions by facilitating the interaction between supplier and Content Specialist
  • Support strategic sourcing initiatives

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of sourcing execution strategies, approaches and methods, as well as contract management and procure to pay processes
  • Experience in one of the following categories highly desirable: IT/ Professional services / Marketing / Facility management 
  • Good ability to analyze specifications and influence demand
  • Good knowledge of selected categories, category strategy development, compliance management and analytics
  • Knowledge of supplier management and project management
  • Ability to analyze problems and conclude decisions
  • Great communication skills and the capability to independently interact with different stakeholders
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Fluent in English and German, spoken and written
  • Availability to work extended business hours is mandatory

 

Requisite Education and Experience/ Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree preferably in business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education

At least 3 years general business experience, preferably in Procurement area (low to mid-level spend) in a middle sized or large organization; basic experience within supplier selection, negotiation and contracting area is obligatory. Experience in purchase orders administration only is not fully sufficient