Manager Materials Sustainability FW


  • Manage the implementation of the sustainability roadmap with the internal and external stakeholders with a primary focus on chemical management.      

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with SEA, manage the local implementation of the adidas Group chemical management program for Footwear T2 suppliers.
  • Provide training to build suppliers’ capabilities on chemical management.
  • Support the implementation of chemical management audit program with the local Footwear T2 suppliers in coordination with the SEA team. 
  • Lead Sustainability projects implementation with Footwear T2 suppliers. 
  • Work with local Footwear T2 suppliers to ensure disclosure of chemical usage in line with the chemical management program. 
  • Work with suppliers to conduct trials and pilot activities to validate alternative chemical formulations and communicate results to internal stakeholders. 
  • Work with suppliers to manage the implementation of tools for assessment of suppliers’ chemical formulations to facilitate adoption of preferred chemistry.  
  • Support the implementation of Sustainable Material Tracking Tool (SMTT) with local suppliers and the Material Sourcing team for relevant materials.
  • Engage with local T2 and T3 suppliers to collect feedback and inputs to support the development of the sustainability roadmap and chemical management targets.   
  • Conduct training for local Footwear T2 and T3 suppliers to educate them on the sustainability programs and adidas group requirements.
  • Maintain strong network of relationships with T2 and T3 suppliers, and industry organizations to build knowledge base for sustainability topics. 
  • Act as the technical expert to advise internal teams and suppliers on chemical formulations related to footwear material manufacturing processes. 

Key Relationships: 

  • Supplier Management
  • Brand Operations / MDI
  • Apparel and A&G sustainability counterparts
  • LO Development and Materials Teams
  • FW Quality
  • Social and Environmental Affairs


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Strategic thinking and result orientation
  • Knowledge of chemistry related to footwear material manufacturing. 
  • Knowledge of rPES, BCI, Parley and EHS
  • Strong Project Management and organizational skills
  • Pro-active approach and thinking outside of the box
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Prerequisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year College or university degree preferably in Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, or Environmental Health.
  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience in related field.  


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Job Title:  Manager Materials Sustainability FW

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Jakarta
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  JK
Country/Region:  ID
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  411851
Date:  Jan 5, 2022