Manager, Traceability Process & Systems

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

- 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.


- Develop and improve traceability processes and system tools to meet the company’s sustainability objectives. Deliver quality and strategic impact of traceability system to bring the maximum value of traceability product for the company.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Collect business requirements from internal customers and properly capture and translate the needs to traceability processes and tools.
  • Develop and maintain traceability-related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Define acceptance for delivered backlog items with the team.
  • Mitigate roadblocks to deliver product roadmap and meet target delivery dates.
  • Monitor and maintain user stories in the product backlog.
  • Lead User Acceptance Testing (UAT) tester to ensure traceability system (e.g. Sustainable Material Tracing Tool a.k.a. SMTT 2.0) quality of release in each sprint.
  • The go-to person for key stakeholders to ensure their user experiences and requirements for improvement are captured in the product backlog.
  • Work with TECH to monitor and report product performance.  Also, ensure smooth and full data migration from the internal upstream system.
  • Work with an IT solution provider to advocate the development process through to implementation to ensure the traceability system is capable of meeting business requirements.
  • Follow up and mitigate production defects to ensure system operation as usual.
  • Monitor and enhance the configuration, features, and functionalities related to traceability products.
  • Provide impartial data sources and feedback to achieve optimization of traceability products.
  • Role modeling leadership to foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion culture that strives for an inclusive workplace.


Key Relationships:


  • Global Sourcing: Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability, Sourcing Operations, Materials, Costing, Allocation & Planning
  • Global Operations: Global Strategy & Programs, Technology, Product Operations (Advance Creations), headquarters Sustainability Team, Supply Chain Management e.g. Customs
  • Global Sales (e.g. Key Accounts)
  • Global Brands
  • Global Legal and Corporate Internal Audit
  • External Stakeholders: Sourcing Suppliers, System solution vendor, Industry organizations, e.g. Certification bodies, Regulatory authorities


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong business acumen, knowledge of Apparel, Footwear manufacturing processes
  • Strong understanding of supply chain mechanics from end-to-end and brands (from sourcing to customer)
  • Good negotiation, influencing, communication, and people skills
  • Strong data-analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills
  • Ability to drive initiatives and challenge the status quo
  • Possesses a growth mindset and prioritizes one’s betterment to enhance performance
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Fluent in English communication


Requisite Education and Experience: 

  • University degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Sustainability Environmental discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in sourcing/ supply chain (project management, Apparel, fashion or supply chain management, compliance)


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, Traceability Process & Systems

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Ho Chi Minh City
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  65
Country/Region:  VN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  508967
Date:  Apr 16, 2024