Manager Development APP


Represent the business unit(s) for the assigned suppliers and oversee that key milestones of the product creation process are met between creation centres (CC) and suppliers.


Key Responsibilities:
• Ensure that the suppliers meet all key milestones and KPIs of the product creation process on time and with quality for defined categories.
• Key involvement in the escalation of issues which cannot be resolved by CC and the supplier.
• Understand and implement all transfer policies ensuring product integrity (quality, aesthetics, cost) is maintained at all phases of the process with minimal or no delay in production timing.
• Ensure product is developed and engineered with focus on productivity and manufacturing efficiency without compromising product quality.
• Continuously build up category specific capabilities within the internal and supplier teams and be the spokesperson for the category in the supplier group/OC.
• Work with manufacturers and suppliers in continuous upgrades of technical applications and processes including the development and implementation of new technologies.
• Drive effective teamwork by actively coaching and supporting internal and supplier team members to develop their skills and capabilities.

Key relationships:
• Suppliers
• Brand Operations
• Costing
• Planning
• Material
• CI
• Transport & Logistics


• Management experience, including leading , developing and motivating people and
building effective teams
• Strong understanding of apparel manufacturing
• Good understanding of costing principles
• Effective communication and negotiation skills
• Fluent in English, written and verbal


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
• Four year college or university degree
• At least 5 years of related work experience in the apparel industry in a technical capacity
with managerial experience

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Job Title:  Manager Development APP

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  44
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  330168
Date:  Jun 11, 2021