Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs Monitoring Assurance

Execute adidas’ social assurance program focusing in the ‘upstream’ supply chain, i.e., T1Subcon, T2, T3 and beyond in sourcing countries in Asia and in concert with all relevant business entities, be these direct or indirect relationships, including licensees and agents. 



  • Set up annual social compliance audit schedule of T2(+1) suppliers in adidas sourcing locations in Southeast Asia. Together with the authorized external auditor company, to finalize audit schedule for T1-Subcon factories in sourcing countries in Asia.
  • Overseeing 3rd party social audit program for T2 suppliers (and beyond), including supplier producing for Parley. When needed, conduct social compliance audit at the suppliers in the countries under her/his coverage. 
  • Review and track the status of remediation plan from social audit. Assist supplier’s remediation by advising on options, negotiating timeframes, sharing experiences and best practices and helping management locate the necessary expertise, materials, etc.
  • Carry out the supplier performance evaluation and report the results to relevant Sourcing staffs in the designated countries. Engage the adidas Sourcing staff and factory management in the designated country or countries in order to integrate SEA requirements into the business practices of adidas.
  • Identify the areas of risk to adidas in respect of working conditions and standards. Provide to the Line Manager recommendations in respect of those risks, based on legal obligations and SEA requirements. Support the Line Manager in their execution of SEA policies, projects and work programmes.
  • Develop and provide regular SEA training to adidas Sourcing staff and factories within designated country or countries. 
  • Provide regular updates to the Line Manager, the relevant Country Manager(s) and Sourcing staff, on the status of suppliers and SEA Team activities. 
  • Keep updated on all labour legislation, news, issues and initiatives within the designated country or countries and report any updates promptly and clearly. Review any updates with SEA team members.
  • Establish contacts and actively engage in dialogue with local NGOs, Government bodies and professional institutions, to further the goals and transparency of the SEA programme.


  • Carry out special projects, as designated by the Line Manager, which utilise areas of technical expertise.


  • Social Environmental Affairs Team
  • All levels of adidas Sourcing departments and within SEA departments.
  • Business partners senior management, business partners’ workforces.
  • Stakeholders, such as interest groups, nongovernmental organisations (NGO) and relevant government departments. 
  • International Labour Associations (ILO) representative offices in the sourcing countries.
  • External Monitor companies
  • Professional Associations 


  • Approachability - is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; is an early knower, getting informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.
  • Functional / technical skills - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Integrity and trust - is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Priority setting - spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
  • Negotiating - The ability to skilfully negotiate in tough situations with both internal and external groups. Can win concessions without damaging relationships, can be both directed and forceful as well as diplomatic.
  • Familiar with industry trends and standards in occupational health, safety and environment and employment.
  • Preferable be a professional member of reputable professional institutions, or to obtain such membership.


  • Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management, Law, OHS or related Fields.  
  • At least 6 years of progressive regional experience in manufacturing industry with focus on compliance, with at least three years in the area of occupational health & safety.
  • Written Communication - is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Knowledge of local language and dialects in country of operation.   
  • Presentation Skills - Effectiveness in a variety of formal presentations, one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports and senior management; is effective both inside and outside the organisation such as NGO and local governments, on hard data and controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation.
  • Government Dialogue, able to represent the company in dialogue with government of occupational health & safety, environmental pollution, labour rights, human rights and where appropriate. 
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Teams.
  • Strong team player with proven ability toto trouble shoot issues, identify risks, manage crises, recommend, and support senior management with emergency situations.



  • The job requires hands on experience in the field and provides advice to business partners.  
  • Occasional travel to both local and international is essential and is expected to work in industrial environment.

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Job Title:  Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs Monitoring Assurance

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Ho Chi Minh City
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  65
Country/Region:  VN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  379198
Date:  Nov 11, 2021