Assistant Manager Customer Uniform Creation (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


adidas is rooted in sport, and our credibility is won on the field of play.  Winning in team sports starts with the uniform that embodies a team’s identity.  Global Team Sports drives a digital first approach to transforming the traditional business of teamwear.  By creating products digitally, and producing products on demand, we accelerate our unique selling position through customization - outfitting all athletes across gender and sport.  We create digital experiences and services catered to the specific needs of teams; securing membership of the millions of athletes experiencing our brand in team sport.  Connecting teams to their uniform is just the first step, as we seek to drive growth across categories with product for an athlete’s entire gym bag.  Come and shape the future of Team Sports at adidas.


This position supports the Sr Manager in ensuring a world-class custom team uniform offer that reinforces our credibility in sport on the field of play. Team uniforms require specific atributes that allow teams to not only customize but also personalize their uniforms. Main focus of this position will be on the digital creation of of these products and respective customization and personalization attributes.  Work will be done in close collaboration with the creation triad (marketing, design, development), 3d vendor, configuration vendor, and sourcing.  


Key Responsibilities:


  • Understand custom uniform product needs across European market
  • Become the expert for team custom uniforms and personalization
  • Ensure market related embellishment needs, league requirements and customization options are built into custom product attributes to meet market and consumer needs
  • Support creation and maintainance of material, customization and personalization option database (toolbox in up-stream digital creation systems)
  • Meet creation milestones and deadlines to ensure on time and in full custom product launches
  • Manage factory allocation and communication for custom uniforms
  • Create naming for custom products and parts
  • Create, manage and communicate production recipes for custom uniforms
  • Create and mange product content and collaborate with translation agency to localize content
  • Create and manage price and market definition with respective GTS and market functions
  • Coordinate and manage 3D files with BU design and 3D vendor creation pipeline

Key Relationships:

  • Product creation triade (marketing, development, design)
  • Team sports market organization
  • Global Operations – Product Operations, Global IT, and Supply Chain
  • E2E Digital Creation team
  • GTS Experience team
  • External 3D vendor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge, understanding and genuine passion for team sports
  • Prior product (management/development) experience, preferably in the field of customization
  • Self-directed and able to work in a constantly evolving environment. 
  • Exemplary multi-tasking and time management skills  
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively communicate with internal stakeholders globally
  • Strong ability to organize and maintain data
  • Working knowledge of CLO 3D a plus
  • Team player with can-do mentality

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree from college/university or equivalent combination of experience and education in lieu of degree
  • Prior work experience preferred
  • Work experience in the field of customizable products a plus
  • Fluent English

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Assistant Manager Customer Uniform Creation (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Customer Service
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  329928
Date:  May 20, 2021