Assistant Manager, Materials Footwear


  • Assist Material Manager to maximize material supply excellence and competitiveness through communication with Tier 2 vendors
  • Monitor SCP (Supplier Certification Program) performance for T2 suppliers.
  • Communicate adidas policies and procedures to T2 suppliers to create VAP (Vendor approval process/ New T2 release processing.
  • Manage the color process with T2- color rings.
  • Sustainability program implementation with the T2. 
  • Support the Material Expert functions under LO responsibility.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Build effective communication between adidas sourcing, Tier 1, and Tier 2 suppliers and lead supply chain initiatives to optimize material sourcing regarding material deliveries, qualities and services.


  • Finding and developing new innovative products/ processing in local.
  • Collaborate with HQ, and LO teams to identify material directions with suppliers to develop innovative new materials that bring value to our consumers.
  • Lead implementation of seasonal VMI programs with T2 partners.

Supplier Management

  • Ensure that new suppliers are released following MSMOG (Material Supplier Master Operating Guidelines) guidelines and that constants updates of standards (A01: policy for control and monitoring of hazardous substances, NDA: non-disclosure Agreement, SoE: Standards of Engagement, etc) are provided to all T2s.
  • Monitoring forecast information on time and accurately. T1/T 2 connectivity and supplier’s capacity in order to ensure that materials are delivered timely. 
  • Coordinate innovation material development projects across LO.
  • Coordinate critical material delivery issues- capacity management.
  • Lead the central development coordination of material localization.
  • Collaborate on SPC program by collecting reliable data from all factories. Evaluate SCP from T1 perspective to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Organization of seasonal vendor fair and vendor meetings.


Requisite Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from four-year College or university, prefer study of polymer chemistry, textile engineering, or other material-related field.  
  • Minimum 4 years footwear materials related experience (especially leather, textile, or polymer) and/or an equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Understanding of technical and functional footwear processes.

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Job Title:  Assistant Manager, Materials Footwear

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Ho Chi Minh City
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  65
Country/Region:  VN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  288218
Date:  Dec 23, 2020