Director Distribution Network Strategy Adidas Dubai

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • 20000-35000 AED / Month

The Director Global Network Planning is a key role in adidas Global Supply Chain, which contributes to ensuring adidas Group distribution network develops in line with business growth and that it provides with a competitive edge. Director Distribution Network Strategy at Adidas will engage with market SCM head, Global Operations and Commercial teams to develop & update long-term Network Strategy.

Responsibilities of Director Distribution Network Strategy

  • Responsible for Distribution Network strategy in Emerging Markets [EM]
  • Establish & Lead cross-functional international teams to drive Network Studies & Capacity checks for regions & countries, within EM or other markets.
  • Responsible for understanding the business context, ambitions, operating model, routes to market & align Network Studies objectives with partners.
  • Lead & Formalize Network recommendations in close partnership with market SCM & Global / Market partners.
  • Lead business case development for large scale projects & “Make or Buy” (insource / outsource) evaluation in collaboration with Finance, Global partners & Market SCM.
  • Develop & improve Network simulation models.
  • Keep distribution strategy leading through identification of new distribution innovations, network concepts, operational models and market trends.
  • Prepare & deliver presentation to Senior Executive, summarizing quantitative & qualitative outcome of Studies into a simple storyline to enable decision making.
  • Finalize all activities across the projects/programs while ensuring key tasks are handed over and documents are approved, completed, maintained & stored appropriately.
  • Initiate & support continuous improvement activities aiming at improving network team efficiency, competencies & scope.
  • Act as a trusted partner to supply chain teams and other global functions; Provide ad-hoc support and insights where needed.

Requirements for Role of Director Distribution Network Strategy

  • Degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis on business, economics, logistics, planning, supply chain, information systems, or operations.
  • Minimum of 8+ years of progressive work experience in mid-to large-scale project or program management; a plus is a direct report and team management experience.
  • Strong experience managing complex projects related to warehousing, distribution, transportation, or process re-engineering.
  • Project management certification is a plus.
  • Experienced Supply Chain professional. You have good knowledge on warehousing, deployment, transportation, and Inventory management.

Skills And Knowledge Desired

  • A strong communicator with very good facilitation skills, you can lead meetings with Senior Leaders [VP & SVP] to drive for decision making.
  • You can read between the lines and listen/react to things that are not being said.
  • An agile leader, you navigate and negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups, can settle differences; can win concessions without damaging relationships.
  • Creative and analytical. You can think strategically to break down complexity by analyzing and synthesizing complex data sets into a simple storyline.
  • An engaging personality, a team builder and networker.
  • You are used to different styles, preferences, cultures and have demonstrated the ability to lead several cross-functional projects/programs simultaneously.
  • Self-directed and impact oriented. You think end-to-end, connect to the big picture, are comfortable with shifting priorities, deadlines, and keep calm under pressure.
  • Don’t shy away from problems and/or conflicts, contrary you speak up, have an opinion and a
    sociable can-do attitude.
  • Proven track records on wide areas of tools (MS-Excel/PowerPoint, Llamasoft or similar supply chain design tools, Smartsheet, PowerBi, Project Management tools).
  • You own your development and believe in lifelong learning.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently (up to 25% globally)

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