Intern Traceability Excellence Sustainable Sourcing

The Traceability Excellence team plays a critical role within the Sustainable Sourcing organization to enable product traceability for substantiating adidas Marketing Claims on products (e.g. Made with Recycled Content, Made with Parley Ocean Plastic).  Key objectives of the Traceability team is to ensure excellence in implementing traceability related tools (SMTT2.0), organizing and conducting training, providing guidance to Liaison Offices and supply base, Traceability performance management, and ensuring data quality.


  • Support operational execution of Traceability Tool, SMTT 2.0
  • Collect and analyze data to provide facts for progress update and decision making
  • Support Traceability team in preparing training material and guidelines for onboarding internal and external system users
  • Support in tracking and monitoring supplier traceability performance and progress to secure auditable traceability data.
  • Support reporting daily operational issues/problems in close collaboration with operation teams (Execution Managers, Regional Sustainability Managers)
  • Support on driving traceability projects, such as Mass Balance roll out, etc.



  • Student of Supply Chain Management, Data Science and Analytics or similar
  • Enrolled as full-time student for the complete duration of the internship
  • Or in the so-called gap year between Bachelor and Master’s degree (gap year regulation only applicable
  • to EU citizens due to working permit regulations)



  • Application Deadline: Feb 2023
  • Start Dates: Feb 2023
  • 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:  Intern Traceability Excellence Sustainable Sourcing

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  489931
Date:  Jan 23, 2023