Manager Manufacturing Excellence Accessories & Gear


  • Lead and manage projects that elevate the performance of the adidas-Group Accessories & Gear supply base in both efficiency and execution.
  • Measure and evaluate production status and implement new manufacturing ideas and technologies that drive efficiencies and cost competitiveness. 
  • Perform or support ME audits at local Accessories & Gear suppliers.



  • Lead, manage and execute Manufacturing Excellence projects that deliver measurable & sustainable increase in manufacturing efficiency, quality and speed. 
  • Ensure Lean Manufacturing Principles are maintained at all projects and Lean Manufacturing measurements are continuously tracked. 
  • Facilitate cross-functional events (e.g. T1 visits to other industries) to identify short term, mid term and long term efficiency improvement opportunities.
  • Partner with A&G Costing to establish, refine and support tracking of KPI data for Automation and other efficiency improvement initiatives relating to cost savings.
  • Partner with machine manufacturers and attend industry trade fairs to keep educated on industry technology development that will impact productivity. Transfer knowledge into productivity improvement efforts across A&G factories. 
  • Maintain platform for knowledge transfer throughout the adidas-Group organization and supplier groups. (Best Practice Manual, Training Material, Presentations, supplier summits, exchange meetings, etc.)
  • Liaise with Manufacturing Excellence Footwear and Apparel team to identify synergies in Innovation, automation and other efficiency measures for future cost mitigation opportunities.
  • Focus continuously on product and processes improvements providing the best quality/price value.
  • Support ASPECT towards future capabilities by establishing criteria / evaluations for all T1 suppliers 



  • Management teams, A&G Sourcing
  • LO Functional teams, A&G Sourcing
  • Operations Costing, A&G Sourcing 
  • T1 and T2 business partners 
  • Machinery, Chemical & Technology vendors.



  • Strong Digitalization and Data analytic skills.
  • Strong quality and manufacturing knowledge of the A&G or equivalent industry
  • Strong Lean Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering background 
  • Ability to cope with change, make decisions and act comfortably with risk and uncertainty
  • Ability to network with multiple customers 
  • Innovative and challenges status quo
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skill with all levels of business
  • Visionary and is continuously updated on knowledge of where industry is going 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent English 



  • University degree with focus on industrial engineering or data engineering 
  • At least 5 years of work experience in sports industry preferable Hardware 
  • Operational experience in multinational companies
  • Experience in Lean 6 Sigma or Digital manufacturing is a plus 

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Job Title:  Manager Manufacturing Excellence Accessories & Gear

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Ho Chi Minh City
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  65
Country/Region:  VN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  389980
Date:  Nov 12, 2021