Manager Creation Technologies APP



Support 3D technical training programs in digital transformation among Sourcing community and drive continuous improvements in product creation systems and change management in close collaboration with Sourcing 3D Team. Ensure business relevance of 3D technologies within adidas Sourcing organisation and across T1 supply base


Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate LO upskilling activities, lead and guide with participants with 3D expertise
  • Support new DCT1s onboarding and provide technical training during dry run prior to kick-off and ensure newly onboarded T1s/LOs are equipped with good understanding on asset quality standard and digital material request process with collaboration of Digital Material Creation Team
  • Provide upskilling program for Quality Team for auditing tasks e.g. calibration, refresh training on updated quality manual
  • Monitor and ensure standardization of 3D assets across DCT1s, identify opportunities and align standard with AQS taskforce. Support seasonal quality manual update by creating content
  • Ensure DC quality check list is briefed and comprehended among Sourcing DC community, create clarity on assessment points with examples and ensure understanding aligned among LO checkers and Quality Team
  • Co-create seasonal 3D asset quality report with Quality Team, provide analysis and drive quality improvement
  • Audit Digital Creation Strategy KPI of DCT1s
  • Collaborate with Digital Material Creation team to identify process/approach improvement for digital material request/issues by providing feedback from T1s/LOs
  • Support efficiency improvement of T1s in DC process with best practices


  • Participate & support 3D technology related technical proof of concepts for small to mid-size technology innovations within T1/Sourcing/ACT/BUs
  • Support in identifying business relevant technologies and seek opportunity for proof of concepts trial
  • Closely collaborate with external software/hardware providers on technical investigation and drive for solutions


Key Relationships: 

  • Sourcing Operations e.g. LO (VR Champs, LOD, PMs, DOMs, Quality Team & Digital Material Creation Team)
  • Strategy & Projects
  • ACT, APP MVP & AQS taskforce, Digital
  • Global & local IT (LO IT, Sourcing HQ IT)
  • External soft- & hardware vendors



  • Excellent knowledge/skills and experienced user in Apparel 3D software (V-Stitcher, CLO, etc.)
  • Good knowledge in 3D tools and rendering solutions e.g. Blender, Maya, Modo, Keyshot etc. preferred
  • Strong knowledge in 2D pattern tools (e.g. Gerber, Lectra, Assyst, etc.)
  • Good skills in Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator
  • Good knowledge of product creation process e.g. product design, pattern making and manufacturing and tools (e.g. PLM)
  • Passionate with 3D technology. Self-motivated and able to work independently. Strong communication skills and capable in change management.
  • Strong problem solving skill
  • Fluent in English spoken and in writing; Mandarin language is a plus


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • University Degree or comparable education as fashion designer, pattern maker, developer, media informatics, mechanical engineer or computer graphics
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience in 3D virtualization in apparel sector and supply chain

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Job Title:  Manager Creation Technologies APP

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  44
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  300654
Date:  Feb 22, 2021