Customer Procurement Manager


London, GB, SE16 7FU

Contracted Hours:  39
Sport:  Any Sport

International. Lovers of sports. Team players. Stronger together through our love of sports.


At Decathlon UK, we are driven by our mission to move people through the wonders of sports. We are a part of the DECATHLON Group, one of the world’s biggest sports brands. 


Decathlon UK, one of the newest Customs zones within Decathlon Global, is accelerating its direct procurement from DPP's (Decathlon Production Hubs) as a key part of the UK’s Fit & Efficient strategy. This initiative aims to enhance profitability, improve product availability, and optimize stock levels.


To support the increase in DPP purchases, we are recruiting a Customer Procurement Manager. This role is vital in managing critical industrial processes to achieve optimal procurement solutions, focusing on Total Cost of Ownership (eTCO).


As a Customer Procurement Manager, you will collaborate with teammates from Supply, Production, Industrial Processes, Commercial, and Logistics to develop a procurement policy that aligns with customer requirements shared by the RS and Commercial teams. You will be responsible for proposing optimal supply solutions by selecting suppliers, negotiating prices, determining supply methods, and securing production capacity. Your primary focus will be to build a global supplier panel that enhances profitability, availability, and stock rotation within the UK market.


We seek a motivated individual who is eager to collaborate and challenge teammates globally to achieve the best procurement solutions.




  • Build 2 years procurement project for the CZ.

    • Write, communicate & implement a 2- 3 years Procurement Policy based on Industrial process/CZ.

    • Build the next season’s milestone calendar and manage the project planning.

    • Co-write a recovery plan in the event of a supply crisis in cooperation with Strategic Buyer, Sports & Production.

    • Develop tactical planning at a supermodel level by sharing and interacting with Sports and Production teams.

  • Decide procurement solutions for the next season by leading S&OP.

    • Manage the Request for Quotations with the supply and production team.

    • Validate supplier sharings at the model level in a Total Cost of Ownership (eTCO) mindset ensuring availability and profitability for the entire value chain.

    • Detect Tactical-Operational demand vs Capacity alerts and react at the model level (quantities, seasonality, uncertainty, flexibility needs, sharings).

    • Optimise supply agility (MTO, MTS, MOT, Components Supply).

    • Lead Operational S&OP process in collaboration with Sports, Production, and Supplier.


  • Ensure the best Procurement conditions during the season.

    • Detect & solve operational-executive demand & production alerts and react at model level.

    • Perform necessary planning actions to prepare for the season, during the season, and for season closure, to secure the best availability.

    • Co-arbitrate complex capacity and components conflicts during the season aiming at zero destruction.

    • Pilot business activities & act accordingly to ensure compliance with S&OP.


Who you are…


  • Passionate about sports.
  • Strategic and forward-thinking.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Rigorous with a love for concrete analysis and proficiency in Excel.
  • Able to work effectively with different teams to align and execute strategies.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in retail, supply, production, or processes.
  • Proven track record of achieving human and economic results in your current role.
  • Align with your leader on your next Journey in Decathlon. 
  • Ready to start the job in July.


Specific requirements/Work environment:


 This is a hybrid role and would require the successful candidate to attend at least three days a week in our Offices in London (Surrey Quays).


Decathlon is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination, and thus acts on a daily basis in favor of disability, a multi-generational workforce, social diversity, and equality between women and men. If, due to a disability, you require any special accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know. At Decathlon, first and foremost, we are recruiting personality and character.