GC/AP STRATEGIC SOURCING MANAGER – Marketing and Events, PROCUREMENT

Nike

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE, Inc.’s relentless pursuit of product innovation and sustainable growth demands bold new ways of doing business – including supplier engagement. Stretching far beyond conventional sourcing, Nike Procurement secures the best supplier relationships to drive business success. The team maximizes the value and reach of the company’s investments in external resources, including product materials, marketing services, digital tools, temporary labor, high-tech manufacturing equipment and other products and services to fuel business growth and sustainability.

At Nike Procurement, we are dedicated to revolutionizing how the world’s leading sports brand does business with its suppliers and partners!

Who Are We Looking For

We need a Strategic Sourcing Manager experienced in ATL and BTL categories under Marketing and Events pillar to join our Greater China and Asia Pacific Procurement Team located in Shanghai, China. Procurement plays a critical role in supporting business growth, driving innovation, and mitigating risk through internal and external partnerships. We count on our strategic sourcing managers to bring procurement visions to life. The capable Strategic Sourcing Managers master sourcing basics, execute sourcing activities with excellence, and deliver sourcing projects on time on quality to achieve category goals.

What Will You Work On

The Strategic Sourcing Manager lands category sourcing strategies through sourcing projects delivery, which includes

  • Execute category sourcing strategies and bring identified sourcing projects to life
  • Establish project plans with clear timelines and related deliverables, adjust quickly and attains goals when environment changes
  • Lead RFX and secure Nike’s best interests with proper SOW, SLA, or KPI set up
  • Partner with internal project teams and external suppliers to bring external in and maximize value delivery
  • Explore sourcing opportunities to fulfill category’s goals

Who Will You Work With

The Strategic Sourcing Manager will report to Marketing and Events Category Director. He/She will partner with multiple project teams in various working styles and culture backgrounds, as well as managing external suppliers. He/She will work closely with category leads under Marketing and Events pillar to identify sourcing opportunities and activate sourcing projects. He/She is a key enabler on sourcing strategy deployment and execution. WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE

A successful candidate for this role should be able to

  • Link daily sourcing activities to category sourcing strategy. Lead sourcing projects with clear project objectives and project plan. Decide most suitable sourcing tactics based on given business circumstance and market dynamics. Follow up and follow through with execution excellence
  • Decide the most suitable commercial agreement with proper deal structures and governing languages to protect Nike’s best interests and mitigate business risks in different business cases
  • Prioritize and apply appropriate efforts according to the impacts of the projects. Proactively seek for solutions and manage expectations in complex situations. Instill trust with internal and external business partners by aligning words with actions
  • Purposefully manage up and down with flexible and efficient communications. Build and influence relationships internally and externally with cross-functional diverse teams
  • Navigate through Coupa and familiar with Aravo, SAP, Conga, etc
  • 5+ years’ relevant sourcing experiences is preferred
  • Fluent in English, both speaking and writing
  • Bachelor degree is a must. Advanced degree is preferred

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