Sourcing Intern, Manufacturing Innovation - Advanced Chemicals

Sourcing Intern, Manufacturing Innovation – Advanced Chemicals




  • Work under Advanced Chemicals team as an additional resource to support on researching into certain business focused technologies including rubber, EVA, PU, injected plastic components, ink/paint, adhesive and others. Propose ideas and solutions, and present final project during the internship in which clear conclusion is drawn based on the status quo in the industry and insights into future studies are required. 
  • Will take on other routine tasks in alignment with liner manager.




  • Research sporting goods, technologies, supply partner and other industries to benchmark and identify potential opportunities for innovative technology, processes, or materials that create an overall industrial competitive advantage.
  • Knowledge of polymer chemistry, and other chemical products including formulations, processing, machinery, and physical testing in the field of “Solid”, and/or “Gas” specialties. 
  • “Gas”: EVA, PU
  • “Solid”: rubber, injected plastic components, pigments interaction with polymers [Bonus if also have]
  • Analytical skills for problem solving and for creation, planning and delivering of project work.
  • Ability to successfully explain highly technical concepts to a non-technical audience.




  • Advanced knowledge in Polymer Science, Material Science or Chemical Engineering. 
  • Strong analytical skills for problem solving and for creation, planning and delivering of project work. 
  • Ownership of assigned projects. Able to work independently and self-motivated. 
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken). 
  • Basic Microsoft office skills (Excel, Word, PPT).
  • In 3rd/final year of postgraduate program in Polymer Science, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering. 
  • 985/211 or oversea students.
  • At least 3 working days per week, 6 months service period.




  • Application Deadline: June 30th, 2024
  • Start Dates: July 2024
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: Guangzhou




  • Submit your resume and, instead of a traditional cover letter, please submit your personal adidas 1-pager and show us your authentic self and what makes you passionate about joining the brand and this role. The only requirement is that the adidas 1-pager is submitted as a PDF. Inside of it, you can use any format such as print, visual, written, digital, a link, etc.
  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered


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Job Title:  Sourcing Intern, Manufacturing Innovation - Advanced Chemicals

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  510856
Date:  May 13, 2024