Assistant Manager SEA Program Operations (Data Management)



The purpose of this role is to support the SEA program in terms of social and environmental data management and reporting.


This position engages with adidas Business Entities to embed SEA standards, policies and practices into their business systems from a data management perspective, and to enable social and environmental reporting. This position is required to support, and in some instances directly manage web-based platforms that the SEA team uses and act as the main contact globally.


Key Responsibilities and Projects


  • Manage, maintain, and configure the system to support data management in the Environmental Metrics and Reporting Tool (EMeReT) platform and the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), in coordination with the SEA FFC Administrators, and track performance targets through delivering reports, dashboards and insights that accurately assess the supply chain performance. Ensure system capabilities, performance and data quality are aligned to the adidas supply chain program requirement  
  • Provide system structure to ensure seamless flow from supply chain’s primary data input, performance analysis, verification to reporting
  • Support Worker Empowerment Program in data tracking and analysis of social indicators in EMeReT
  • Maintain social data management in EMeReT including creating new or revising existing data positions.
  • Support the calculation of target setting and performance tracking of social indicators (in EMeReT) to ensure completeness and accuracy of data for S-KPI assessment
  • Conduct FFC data review against Kalido Vendor Management (KVM) system to ensure consistency of data, and provide support to stakeholders
  • Develop materials and deliver training to internal users on social program, system tools and enhancement
  • Develop high quality reports to be shared and presented to the Senior Leadership Team.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Carry out the work plan and special projects as designated by the SEA Manager and SEA Senior Manager, which utilise areas of technical expertise


Key Relationships

  • Social Environmental Affairs Team
  • Fair Factories Clearinghouse
  • GOPS Environmental Team
  • Sourcing divisions, Global Operations and local teams in various locations



  • Project management knowledge and experience, including developing and maintaining project plans, providing regular communication and coordination
  • Approachability - is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; is an early knower, getting informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.
  • Functional / technical skills - has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Integrity and trust - is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Priority setting - spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
  • Written Communication - is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  • Presentation Skills - Effectiveness in a variety of formal presentations, one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports and senior management; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation.
  • 3Cs - includes the 3C behaviours of Creativity, Collaboration and Confidence during daily operations and engagements with internal and external stakeholders


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications


  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the area(s) of Information System Management and Data Management, preferably related to supply chain management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information System Management and/or Data Management
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Teams
  • Strong team player with proven ability toto trouble shoot issues, identify risks, manage crises, recommend, and support senior management with emergency situations.
  • Fluent in written and spoken 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 SEA Program Operations (Data Management)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  GD
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  378828
Date:  Nov 10, 2021