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Director Materials Sustainability APP

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION:

•    Lead and drive, innovative material development and implementation, ensuring product quality, cost, integrity by working closely with advanced creation, supplier base and all related support functions to commercialize fabrics and trims to reach the company’s sustainability strategy targets 
•    Lead the team that create and validate materials, from sampling to small scale launch and to a successful capacity roadmap with selected manufacturing partners to handover to material operations 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    Lead sustainable raw materials supplier relations to oversee general industry direction regarding availability, cost, innovations and to manage growth plans from concept to mainstream rollout. 
•    Lead and work with internal and external stakeholders on the development and implementation of sustainable materials concepts within the supply base 
•    Drive sustainable material initiatives within sourcing and supply chain by defining/mapping work process, setting measurable outcomes, and handover to operations team 
•    Represent and lead sourcing sustainable materials in multistakeholder projects, to ensure project deliverables are aligned with sourcing direction. 
•    Manage information flow between internal and external stakeholders, and identify technical training needs to support business. 
•    Contribute to the creation of sustainability strategy by providing know how and analysis. 

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

•    T1, T2 and T3 Suppliers
•    Social and Environmental Compliance 
•    Apparel Sourcing Materials Teams and Liaison Offices
•    Advance Creation and Futures teams 
•    Apparel Costing
•    Multinational brands, NGOs, other external stakeholders in associated with projects 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

•    Strong influencing and interpersonal skills 
•    In depth and breadth knowledge in product creation and implementation Strong project management 
•    Fluent in verbal written English
•    Chinese language knowledge an advantage.
•    Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:     

•    Four-year college or university degree with a focus on textile engineering, material development or similar.
•    Minimum 10 years of progressive work experience in the apparel/textile industry with a focus on apparel material development. 
•    Minimum 3 years of experience in managing a team. 
•    Proven management experience including leading, developing and motivating and building effective team within a function/department 
•    Proven depth and breadth of experience in product creation and implementation

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:  Director Materials Sustainability APP

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Taipei
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  TW
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  342932
Date:  Jul 21, 2021