Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
Lead and contribute to the strategic planning, deploymentand execution of all related non-trade Procurement related activities in scope for Americas Region (LAM and NAM), including proper procedures and processes, KPI s and suppliers monitoring with major focus in Colombia, CAC (Panama and Caribbean Countries) Cluster and Category support for Americas Region .
Ensure that commercial and business relationships and engagements with suppliers and counterparts are handled according to policies, commercial targets, risk management and procurement category-related best practices.
Key Responsibilities :
Lead NTP activities for Colombia and CAC (Panama and Caribbean) Cluster and support Category for Americas Region.
Establishes and manages the whole process of non-trade procurement, including rules and procedures according to internal control processes.
Search, identifies, registers suppliers, requests and follows up on service deliveries / executions and manages procurement and services orders according to the signing matrix.
Controls KPI’s reports.
Coordinate non-trade Procurement team directly and indirectly and demand of services.
Oversee procurement activity with business stakeholders to ensure that procurements are let in accordance with policy and best practice guidance.
Lead supplier selection / pitch processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate contracts up to final authorization including dispute resolution, approving and qualifying suppliers.
Delivery of market analysis / research and industry / customer engagement to ensure robust business cases and sourcing plans for the adidas.
Build business relationships and effectively partner with relevant stakeholders & suppliers.
Continuous learning and development of procurement / category knowledge and methodologies, driving innovation and continuous improvement within the procurement function.
Proactively identify opportunities for the procurement team to add value to the business.
Key Relationships :
Suppliers, Stakeholders from business, Finance Leadership, Legal, GOPS and FLM.
Regional & Global NTP team, Category Leads, GBS S2P and Operations teams.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities :
Broad & deep knowledge in own functional area, combining strong theoretical and practical knowledge of sourcing strategies and procurement methodologies and concepts, including category management, TCO and life cycle of products / services, business partnering.
Soft & Hard skills balance driven.
Ability to analyze and resolve issues, managing risks and making effective decisions.
Project management skills with international project and process management knowledge and experience.
Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
Ability to operate at pace and respond positively to change.
Action-oriented and solution-minded team player with high degree of self-management.
Proficiency in MS Office and preferably P2P platforms such as SAP, COUPA and ARIBA.
Fluent in Spanish and English, spoken and written.
Travel up to 25%.
International diverse mindset.
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
A Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited college or university with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, finance, procurement or legal.
3-5 years' experience in similar or adequate role in procurement environment, preferably with project or supplier management elements.
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