Manager Materials Development

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Manage the sourcing and development of fabrics/trims, which support the team’s strategic direction to elevate product and establish commercial success. Ensure materials meet calendar timelines, target prices, sourcing policy, quality standards, as well as efficiency and sustainability targets. Focus on providing novel concepts and process within development, innovation, and sustainability.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Be the key contact and consultant for all material related questions for all internal partners.
  • Lead all cross-functional discussions related to materials topics, steer the material selection process, drive material consolidation to improve material efficiency, and provide technical information for key innovative topics


Key Relationships:


  • Marketing
  • Design
  • Sourcing
  • POPS (Creation Center Development, Costing)
  • Suppliers  T2
  • Horizontal Team (AC, Sustainability)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Advanced communication skills, especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Ability to create, plan and effectively deliver presentations in formal and informal settings
  • Ability to anticipate problems, offers solutions, and address issues with materials in order to meet the Design team’s aesthetic goals and financial targets
  • Ability to cope with change, make decisions and act comfortably with risk and uncertainty
  • Ability to work independently or with limited guidance
  • Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills
  • Fluent English (verbal and written)
  • Strong IT skills (e-mail, MS office)
  • Domestic and International Travel as required


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Four year college or university degree in textile engineering or comparable degree/education/ experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years work experience in the fabric production industry (knowledge of manufacturing process, fabrics, mechanical and chemical treatments)


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Job Title:  Manager Materials Development

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Carlsbad
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  396070
Date:  Nov 22, 2021