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Manager Data Transformation and Engineering



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
The Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) team drives excellence in reporting & analytics capabilities to increase transparency and visibility across the entire Supply Chain organization. In addition, the team provides insights and scenario-based simulations to drive improvements.

The role ensures that the Global SCM business has visibility to key data points and performance drivers to ensure relevant decisions are made with the best understanding of business objectives, performance and KPI impacts. The role will also ensure that all relevant attributes and metrics are developed and reported in a format and frequency suitable to meeting business requirements and objectives with the following key deliverables:

  • Create data transparency on key performance drivers in most automated way.
  • Contribute to create a unified version of the truth enhancing collaboration across functions.
  • Ensure that all relevant metrics are developed in a format and frequency suitable to meeting business requirements and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
The role is about taking the full lead and ownership on the “Back-End” reporting activities for a specific SCI functional “Delivery & Distribution” vertical pillar. This involves being:
1. SCM functional data, process and systems expert

  • Ensure close connection with the markets and Global functions to secure a clear understanding of the current setup and practices.
  • Interact with the BPM’s and system Product Owners from the different SCM functions to capture systems and process changes.
  • Project plan the interdependencies between projects and ensure suitable timelines are maintained on projects and process improvements.

2. Back-End reporting development “Product Owner”

  • Manage Supply Chain end-to-end visibility improvements and deliver in a timely manner on relevant reporting products.
  • Secure that Supply Chain Intelligence reporting use cases are properly translated into technical requirements to be handed over to IT developers.
  • Prioritize, plan, monitor and communicate the reporting development done in an Agile mode by the IT developers in the “Back-End Application layer” in close collaboration with the Global D&A team in charge of data ingestion.
  • Drive efforts towards data quality, standardization, and harmonization and produce the required requirements.
  • Recommend and implement Data Management improvements by determining systems, setting up optimal interfaces and flow of data to ensure utmost efficiency and securing “One Version Of The Truth” (data accuracy & source integrity) in line with D&A guidelines.
  • Deliver on the evolution of SCI requirements on data, reporting and KPI standards.
  • Manage the process of new Supply Chain visibility requirements from demand intake to communication and training associated with the new tools and processes.
  • Create detailed and up-to-date documentation.

3. BI Reporting expert

  • Ensure close collaboration with the different teams involved in the End-to-End data flow to clearly understand interdependencies and responsibilities.
  • Develop technical knowledge to fully understand the adidas reporting framework and support quick issues identification and resolution.

Key Relationships:

  • All Global SCM Functions & Markets
  • SCCT Teams
  • SCM Finance
  • Global Sales
  • Global and Market D&A Teams
  • IT internal and external developers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Soft skills

  • Self-starter with an ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand.
  • Excellent logical thinking and analytical skills, strategic thinker.
  • Strong team player with strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) at different levels of the organization and to lead discussions in small and larger groups.
  • Training & Learning, work on self-development.

Hard skills

  • Strong coding language understanding (must have: SQL; nice to have: Phyton, R)
  • Hands on experience of BI Solutions.
  • Ability to understand and design data into efficient reporting.
  • Proficient in relational database concepts with a very good working knowledge of ERP Systems (preferably SAP S/4 HANA).
  • Ability to manage and participate in Reporting & Analytics projects as assigned.
  • Good knowledge of AGILE project management principles and methodologies.
  • Good understanding of Supply Chain processes.

Requisite Education and Experience:

  • University degree or equivalent in supply chain management or in the areas of business administration, logistics, planning, information systems from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum five years related progressive work experience and/or training.
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Experience with Business Intelligence reporting tools such as databricks and Power BI.
  • Understanding of data concepts preferred (e.g., data harmonization, data standardization etc.).