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Manager Development Apparel

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

 

Manage E2E product development for both 2D & 3D by collaborating with internal and external teams to achieve business goals & relevant KPIs.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with all stakeholders - Marketing, Design, Suppliers and LO/OC to drive the end to end development process till Buy Ready.
  • Ensure product design aligns with target FOB & GIM target is achieved by doing predictive cost, validate and approve T1 costing sheet in compliance to adidas costing standards, negotiate with T1 & provide smart cost saving solutions where needed.   
  • Lead the development process to ensure on time prototypes/3D samples are created which delivers desired design intent, aesthetics, functionality, and manufacturability.
  • Evaluate all prototypes in compliance with AD & workmanship standard, evaluate 3D samples in compliance with 3D assert quality standard.
  • Manage systems(FlexPLM/Creation Portal) to ensure accurate product information is delivered to T1, as well accurate data is entered by T1 including BOM, costing or other data as required.
  • Ensure that all materials and prototypes are tested and adhere to adidas quality, safety and A01 standards. Manage quality exceptions with senior management as needed prior to Buy Ready.
  • Continuous research innovations from the market and stay current on manufactory innovations to be able to translate them into product creation.

 

Key Relationships:

 

  • Design, Marketing
  • Materials, Costing, Planning, Pattern Maker
  • T1 Merchandising and Patternmaking
  • LO/OC Merchandising, Technical Services and Costing

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Knowledge of garment construction & testing requirement, technique expertise and material construction.  
  • Effectively communicate, influence,  fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong IT skills (MS Office and Adobe Illustrator) and ability to work with Product Data Management Systems
  • Proficient knowledge of virtual creation / 3D CLO or equivalent 3D software. With Strong visual skills and the ability to transfer design ideas into digital file that factory can produce a garment from

 

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • College or University degree in clothing technology and/or manufacturing or comparable education
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in garment/textile industry 

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Job Title:  Manager Development Apparel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Global Operations
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  298254
Date:  Mar 25, 2021