Manager Pattern Apparel

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

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


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop basic and model patterns, drive the pattern creation of fit critical model patterns in cooperation with x-functional partners based on market requirements.
  • Leads and drives the Basic Pattern/3D template selection process, and understand future business needs to determine future basic pattern requirements.
  • Provide pattern solutions on ongoing basis to optimize fit of the garment, drives both physical fitting and virtual fitting by using new methods and systems and/or new constructions. Where applicable creates virtual prototypes to increase speed and efficiency of the product creation process.
  • Understands and considers relationship between pattern/material usage/yields during pattern creation as it relates to margins, with the collaboration with material and costing team
  • maintains the information in the product creation system and ensures that new patterns are wear tested as needed
  • Evaluates and implements standard grading rules to ensure consistency in fit and contributes actively in terms of fit/principle pattern guidelines
  • In collaboration with all global pattern teams consolidates basic pattern across all BUs, ensures aligned needs of all CC/Brands and is a contact for all basic pattern directions and application usage for assigned category
  • Consults and trains Marketing, Design, Product Developer on pattern and fit updates and issue resolution
  • Develops and communicates training plans and manuals for the global pattern, Product Development teams, Sourcing team and T1s. (i.e. how to measure manual, seasonal Fit Classification manual)
  • Supports Digital Pattern projects, including tool development and smart solutions to enable digital E2E.
  • Contributes to develop and implement new processes and frameworks.


Key Relationships:

  • Product Operations – Development, Materials, Costing. Pattern Maker
  • Advanced Creation Teams
  • Marketing And Design
  • T1 -Merchandising And Patternmaking
  • Lo/Oc Merchandising, Technical Services And Costing
  • External Cad And Fit Partners, Clo Softwear



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge in pattern creation and grading with the ability to provide effective and cost-efficient pattern solutions and an understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate designs on model level regarding pattern execution/engineering
  • Confident in all aspects of production, garment construction and manufacturing
  • Strong team player/communicator with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects under multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively present information and trainings in one-on-one and large group situations to vendors, designers, and other employees of the organization
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced skills in Gerber or similar CAD programs
  • Advanced knowledge in V-Stitcher, Clo 3D or similar 3D programs
  • Advanced IT skills (Illustrator, MS Office)
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Technical college/fashion school training in pattern making / grading, “Meisterbrief” or equivalent education
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience in garment industry in comparable role
  • Professional and proficient English, verbal and written

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Job Title:  Manager Pattern Apparel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  349716
Date:  Jul 14, 2021