Adidas: Local Sourcing Coordinator

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Area: South Africa

Department: Operations

Direct Reporting Line: Local Sourcing Manager

Indirect/secondary reporting line: Director Supply Chain Management

Location: Cape Town

GSMS Grade: P2

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Responsible for the development and coordination of Local Articles in line with the required specifications and time lines.

Build and maintain credible relationships with internal and external parties to ensure the success of the Local Sourcing team.

Key Responsibilities

  • New article creation tool (NAC) adidas – to assist with the information required to process local article numbers. i.e. vendor information, pricing and fabric information
  • NAC Reebok – using the NAC process doc, create new local articles for the season
  • Managing seasonal timelines with both adidas and Reebok concept to consumer (CTC) teams
  • Liaising with local business unit’s when required to ensure the success of the range and the local sourcing team
  • Validating that the correct info has filtered into SAP and having errors corrected in the range management tool (RMA) to ensure both systems align.i.e. (prices, vendors, lead times)
  • Creation and development of the CAD and Tech packs in line with agreed timelines
  • Presentation and briefing of Tech packs to the adidas and Reebok CTC teams for approvals and /or amendment sign offs
  • Providing updated and signed off Tech packs to the necessary vendors within agreed time lines for sample creation
  • Liaising with Suppliers when changes are made and to make sure new costings are sent through and updated in all systems
  • Tracking of articles with suppliers, based on the critical path to make sure the product is delivered on time – (lab dips, strike-offs, quality control samples)
  • Engaging with the quality control team for updated specifications per season
  • Following up with the quality control team on any quality related approvals for production to ensure the critical path is achieved
  • Reporting – sample tracker file, branding and printing trackers, price basket exercises, prices & margins, FC units vs landed as well as system to system reporting checks
  • Overseeing special branding projects by liaising with all relevant players internally and external eg: OMOM; Orlando Pirates etc

Key Relationships : Internal and External

  • Local Sourcing Manager
  • adidas & Reebok CTC Team
  • Relevant Global BU Managers
  • OBF (inbound; outbound)
  • Sports Marketing
  • Purchasing Team
  • Customer Service
  • Quality Control team
  • Sales Team
  • Supplier

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • CAD Adobe illustrator
  • MS Office Excel
  • Language skills: English fluent
  • Garment construction
  • Fabric knowledge
  • Apparel factory process understanding
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong personal presence capable of handling and self-motivation
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills
  • Ability to challenge the way in which things are done
  • Steer projects independently
  • Good team player


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