Manager, Supply Planning Apparel

Location: Khon kaen, Thailand


  • Responsible for leading the LO Planning in capacity management, Fill-rate Reports and KPI performance through a proactive approach to delivery and performance issues; working across all factories and merchandising teams to consolidate information in support of the overall sourcing strategy.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide a consolidated overview of the LO’s performance and issues, working with the teams and suppliers on proactive solutions to problems prior to external communications with HQs
  • Support LO Merchandising and HK Sourcing Ops teams in identifying needed factory capacity and capabilities according to customer forecasted demand.
  • Act as point person for GSP and SCI to ensure communication and actions are directed to appropriate LO teams, as well as acting as lead for all special programs such as Continuous Replenishment and other corporate initiatives as required and appropriate.
  • Ensure that LCO190 and forecasts are passed to factories in a timely manner by merchandising teams, with review of forecast changes prior to communication to factories with visibility on all substantial variances between forecasting and/or actual orders.  
  • Oversee the process of order management across merchandising teams to ensure that orders are confirmed and tracked in accordance with adidas Group standards. 
  • Ensure all sample orders are passed to the factories in accordance to sample calendar timelines and work in support of merchandising teams, updating systems on delivery and tracking information for all sample needs; ultimate sample delivery and quality remains a merchandising function (where applicable).
  • Support new factory start-up documentation and process, as well as, Supplier Terminations - in some LOs this function may be held by another point of contact to track start-up progress -, making sure legal provides a Manufacturing Agreement or Termination Agreement as appropriate.
  • Provide training support to merchandising teams and suppliers on policies and systems such as GPS, ILA and other systems pertaining to planning, ordering/tracking, documentation and invoicing. 
  • Data consolidation, coordination and reporting responsibilities to support Country Manager with up-to-date and accurate reporting as needed/requested. 

Key Relationships: 

  • Country Manager
  • BMM and Merchandising Team
  • Suppliers
  • Supply Planning 
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Apparel Sourcing Management
  • Technical Services

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 

  • Proven success in apparel manufacturing environment.
  • Good MS Office skills and expertise of internal systems; SIM, ILS, IB, RMS, ESC
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Diploma or degree in Business or Manufacturing, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience in the Apparel/Textiles field. 
  • At least five years progressive work experience in the field of planning / apparel.

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Job Title:  Manager, Supply Planning Apparel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Bangkok
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  40
Country/Region:  TH
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  365568
Date:  Oct 11, 2021