Senior Manager, Materials Operations

Key player in driving our vision to be the Most Agile, Most Competitive, Most Digitalized & Cleanest Supply Base in the industry. In alignment with global materials strategy, drive supplier strategic direction to achieve brand business objectives and product expectations. Build and drive material selection and commercialization in a manner that enables speed to market and responsiveness. Oversee operations at Tier 2 (materials/fabrics/etc.) vendors and enhance connectivity to Tier 3 (yarns/chemicals/etc.). Develop, coach and grow reporting team members.


• Responsible for T2 operations and driving supplier performance across material development, pre-production, and bulk manufacturing stages in assigned region.
• Establish effective communication flows with key stakeholders for quick decision making.
• Provide technical assessments on supplier capability, validate supplier capacity, and make recommendations to leadership.
• Identify improvement opportunities across supply base and leverage latest industry practices, methods, and trends to drive improvement.
• Ensure company quality standards are effectively implemented and promote best practice sharing.
• Ensure accurate, high quality and timely execution of prototype sample and bulk order fulfilment.
• Drive price optimization in coordination with Global Material Costing.
• Oversee counter development activities at assigned T2's.
• Demonstrate partnership by regularly soliciting feedback from T2's; identify and escalate internal improvement opportunities.
• Drive cross-functional, supply chain-oriented initiatives as directed by leadership.
• Role model brand values and foster a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
• Team: develop and coach team members, identify and grow key talent, build and establish succession plans.


• Global Sourcing: Sourcing Operations, Costing, Materials, Engineering & Manufacturing Innovation, Allocation and Planning, Quality

• Global Operations: Sustainability Strategy, Global Strategy & Programs, Global Product Supply, Product Operations, Supply Chain Management
• Global Legal: Global Social & Environmental Affairs
• Product Operations: Business Unit Operations
• External stakeholders: T2 and T3 leadership
• Government & None-Governmental Organizations (NGO)


• Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively across functions and regions.
• Strong people, influencing, and negotiation skills.
• Strong problem solving & analytical skills; strong overall business acumen.
• Functionally and technically sound team player with proven track record delivering results.
• Possess growth mindset and ability to challenge the status quo.
• Proficient in Microsoft office, Analytics and ERP/MRP a plus.
• Fluent in English communication, knowledge of another language (Mandarin, Vietnamese, Bahasa, or German) an advantage.


• University degree in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Textile Technology or Business Management is preferred.
• Minimum 5~7 years work experience, 2+ years in related industry.
• Experience in soft goods Development and Production is an advantage.

• Open to be based in Tangerang and/or Central Java 

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:  Senior Manager, Materials Operations

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Jakarta
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  BT
Country/Region:  ID
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  506956
Date:  Apr 11, 2024