Manager Commercialization FW


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • Fully accountable for commercialization, product integrity, manufacturability, Create to Value (CTV), performance to target FOB of a selection of product within a category.
  • Manage the tooling creation & tooling manufacturing process within the Operations Center with focus on lead time and quality. Ensure adidas innovation technologies and processes are implemented in all LO Operation Centers.
  • • Drive manufacturing efficiency improvement projects through implementation at Tier 1 factories.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the commercialization process of assigned products in collaboration with Tier 1 factory personnel and technical teams. Provides specific technical expertise to ensure effective transition of footwear design into samples and production while ensuring the manufacturability, material selection, material standards, development timeline and cost to target are met.
  • Supervise junior development staffs in continuous upgrades of technical applications and processes and implementation of new technology in development and engineering.
  • Manage junior team member and/or factory direct developer and contribute considerably to the achievement of team objectives.
  • Operationally, account for commercialization area with predefined scope of responsibilities.
  • Explain product requirement and standards to factory and /or LO teams to achieve shared goals.
  • Influence HQ (Design, Marketing, Brand Operations, Quality) and external parties (factory Development /Commercialization & Production) and drive change using principle centered vs policy driven with adi Dassler Standards as the center of focus in managing/ solving conflicts.


  • • Make day to day decisions within defined scope (with support on complex issues)
  • • Execute defined directives.

Key Relationships:

  • Headquarters Product Teams (Design, Marketing, Brand Operations, Product Creation & Tooling)
  • • Factory Dev teams.
  • • Tier 2 material suppliers
  • • Production
  • Other Global Operations/Sourcing functions costing, Material, Planning, Product Testing, Quality/Lab

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have development and engineering knowledge and expertise and can provide input into projects.
  • • Have a strong engineering and creative mindset.
  • With minimal input and feedback, can identify problems and provide solutions to complex development/ commercialization issues.
  • Can manage direct reports with support from line manager.
  • • Good written and verbal English communication.
  • • German, Chinese, Indonesia or Vietnamese language knowledge an advantage.

Requisite Education and Qualifications:

  • University degree preferably on shoe making or engineering.
  • • 5+ year production, development or related experience in Footwear industry.
  • • Passion and interest in athletic competition, sports or fitness related activities.
  • • Production, Product Testing or development/commercialization or costing background
  • • Good knowledge of shoes manufacturing process.
  • • Experience in pattern engineering, mold making, grading, materials processing etc…
  • • Ability to read shell patterns, 2D and 3D blueprints, spec sheets, cost breakdowns, etc…
  • Good understanding of costing principles and process; ability to decipher cost breakdown related to products.

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Job Title:  Manager Commercialization FW

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Gurgaon
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  HR
Country/Region:  IN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  325497
Date:  May 3, 2021