Manager Development Apparel f. Product Operations Team Sports (temp. until 31/08/2021) (m/f/d)

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Manage the product development process for assigned styles from seasonal kick off through to commercialization. Collaborate with internal teams and suppliers to provide effective transition from brief/design through to development “buy-ready” commercialisation, on time, within the agreed margin parameter and at the required quality standards


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Key Responsibilities:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Communicate all necessary information to Marketing, Design, Suppliers and LO/OC to ensure the effective and efficient creation of outstanding product 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ensure target price and product designs are aligned through predictive costing. Review, validate and approve T1 costing information throughout the entire creation process. Ensure compliance to agreed standards. Negotiate with T1 as needed
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Manage handover from design to T1 to ensure that all information provided to T1 is complete. Manage T1 feedback to design and marketing and incorporate where quality or cost can be improved without sacrificing product aesthetics 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ensures timely and accurate data entry by T1 regarding AD/BOM, costing or other data as required at calendar milestones
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Evaluate all prototypes for compliance with AD, manages fit approval/size specification, approval of color, accessories and materials. Manage comments to T1
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ensure that all materials and accessories as well as prototypes are tested and adhere to adidas quality, safety and A01 standards. Manage quality exceptions with senior management as needed
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">If required, review size sets for accuracy of measurements and merchantability of complete size range including logo placement and fit. (LO/OC to approve size sets not requested by CC and to review size sets approved by CC after buy ready release)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Review and sign off sealing sample with complete AD including all related documents prior to buy ready dates. Ensure full conformity to published policies to ensure a final legal AD for final product
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Researches innovation from market or supply chain as far as garment construction, pattern/fit, embellishment, trims. Work cross functionally with BOPS teams, aIT, Sourcing and T1/T2 to implement into product creation


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Key Relationships:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Design, Marketing and Brand Operations – Development, Materials, Costing. Pattern Maker
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">T1 -Merchandising and Patternmaking
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">LO/OC Merchandising, Technical Services and Costing


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge of material construction and related testing
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge of wear and physical product testing 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge of production garment construction and manufacturing
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to fit a garment and comment to T1 on changes required
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge of costing and ability to negotiate as required
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Understanding of the respective vision and strategy for the brands. Ability to communicate to LO/OC/T1 the vision and strategy as well as success criteria needed from sourcing and T1 teams
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Strong IT skills (MS Office) and ability to work with Product Data Management Systems
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Domestic and International Travel as required


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">College or University degree in clothing technology and/or manufacturing or comparable education
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Minimum 2-3 years of work experience in garment/textile industry 

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Job Title:  Manager Development Apparel f. Product Operations Team Sports (temp. until 31/08/2021) (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  272328
Date:  Oct 27, 2020