Manager, MI - PCT & Tooling

• A key player in Global Sourcing in driving Sourcing’s vision to be the Most Agile, Most Competitive, Most Digitalized & Cleanest Supply Base in the industry.
• Execute tooling sourcing strategies, perform audits, and certify local footwear mold vendors capability, availability and enhancing quality performance.
• Deploy new and innovative tooling creation technologies that shorten lead times, driven automation, bring cost competitiveness and enhancing mold quality.
• Support /consult tooling operations to ensure tooling development & commercialization compliant with the brand designs, performance, timelines and quality requirements.


• Execute tooling sourcing strategies, perform audit certify adidas tooling capability and performance enable tooling availability respond business scope.
• Implement new and innovative tooling creation technologies in term of driven sustainability, technological capability, product security, supply based reliability and bring cost competitiveness.
• Ensures business relationships between adidas, the certified mold factories and machine suppliers are maintained at the highest level of trust and integrity
• In collaboration with Operations Managers and tooling teams balance the tooling allocation seasonally enable optimize mold vendors’ capacity, neutral product complexity smoothen sole production.
• Coordinate with SEA team regarding health and safety requirements and compliance in mold shops.
• Establish, review and updated (if required) standards, best practices, manuals and process as needed in all areas.
• Role model leadership to foster Diversity Equity & Inclusion culture that strives for an inclusive workplace.


• Global Sourcing
• Global Operations: Advance Creation Technology
• Global Brands Operations: Digital Business Solution
• Other Global Functions Teams: Global IT
• Sourcing Suppliers: Tier 1, Mold Shops & Vendors


• Strong technical knowledge of tooling design, engineering, mold making and manufacturing, 3D CAD Technology, CAM, and Additive Manufacturing
• Good technical footwear knowledge of product construction and manufacturing methods
• Strong influencing, people, presentation and communication skills
• Proven ability in leading multidimensional teams
• Fluent in English (written and spoken)
• Strong Microsoft office skills


• University degree in technical field
• Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in technical areas of tooling and pattern engineering.
• A formal qualification in shoe making, mold making and lasting would be advantageous.

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:  Manager, MI - PCT & Tooling

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  GD
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  505190
Date:  Jun 26, 2024