Manager Laboratory Testing Apparel (m/f/d) - Outdoor

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Manage lab testing execution activities according to latest Test standards and procedures to guarantee the highest level of lab testing. Support quality awareness and consumer centric testing approach. Drive continuous improvement of lab test methodologies for all divisions and product types using data analysis to ensure delivering “The most beautiful sports product“ to end consumer.


Key Responsibilities:

Below responsibilities apply cross- divisionally and globally:

  • Manage and coordinate all kinds of physical fabric, component and finished goods testing for all product types following Testing Matrix and according to latest adidas standards for pre- and in- season testing
  • Evaluate, track, communicate tangible test results and ensure proper data management in the respective system(s) in time and accurate format
  • Drive new standards by analyzing testing data and initiate upgrades or create new methodologies / processes
  • Steer research activities and drive product/ material risk assessment
  • Coordinate support for team members in daily operation; develop knowledge base and manage Functional Technical Training
  • Drive system enhancements and ensure system upgrades; communicate them to external partners; consult and advise them on the use of adidas systems
  • Investigate, synthesize and analyze data (claim, defective returns, bazaar voice etc.) for all divisions; create comprehensive reports to monitor needs for improvement, communicate them and offer solutions and collaborate with respective parties
  • Drive and maintain collaboration with internal horizontal and vertical functions as well as external partners to build strong relationships
  • Contribute to the execution and completion of assigned projects through effectively providing valuable input to the project, working on different steps during the project lifecycle and collaborating with the project leader and other project members


Key Relationships:

  • Advanced Creation Testing and other Advanced Creation functions (Materials, Technologies, Innovation Management, Creator’s Academy)
  • Advanced Concepts teams (pre-season)
  • Innovation (Engineering and Athlete Science)
  • Product Operations and Business Unit Outdoor
  • Key equipment suppliers


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of manufacturing, testing standards/processes
  • Strong understanding of technical background
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Ability to define problems, analyze data, draw conclusions and build comprehensive reports
  • Ability to work independently and thinking further about improvements
  • Computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in English
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team atmosphere
  • Ability to travel


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 year College/ University degree with focus on mechanical engineering, material science or equivalent background (APP)
  • Min. 5 years of progressive working experience in APP industry (lab or manufacturing)


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Job Title:  Manager Laboratory Testing Apparel (m/f/d) - Outdoor

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  393736
Date:  Jun 7, 2022