Manager Quality Assurance FW



  • Support Senior Manager Quality Assurance in driving the implementation of Global Footwear Quality vision, strategy and systems in the respective Operations Area
  • Lead/manage Quality Assurance projects and tasks within the assigned supplier base
  • Ensure that adidas Quality Assurance system is continuously evolving, implemented, evaluated, and maintained at highest standard and all related activities within the T1 suppliers in the Operations Area are meeting adidas requirements



Key Responsibilities


  • Support Senior Manager Quality Assurance (LO) and Senior Manager Quality Assurance Programs and Systems (global) to guide LO/T1 factories in implementation of quality assurance strategy
  • Implement quality assurance related initiatives and programs
  • Support evolution of quality systems aiming for the best product and process control guidance on defect prevention and detection measure with responsibility to design guidelines, policy, procedure, best practices for better execution
  • Establish, maintain and improve quality standards and systems by working with T1 and key T2 factories
  • Guide implementation of quality assurance systems at new T1 facilities
  • Ensure Operation Centers and T1 to follow and comply with adidas quality assurance requirements in manufacturing process
  • Manage/Conduct trainings for LO, T1 & key T2 related to quality systems
  • Manage and conduct quality system audits, compliance checks and random finished goods inspections at T1 & key T2 suppliers
  • Monitor compliance of 3rd party inspection program within the respective Operations Area
  • Collaborate with Operations Centers to train and certify T1 and 3rd party AQL final inspectors
  • Regular data collection, analysis &  reportingto identify and pursue improvement opportunities
  • Drive deep dive investigations into claims inquiries and DRs
  • Verify new requirements before rolling out to LO/T1 for implementation
  • Subject matter expert for quality assurance (non-testing) related themes in development, commercialization and production
  • Support creation and implementation of QA plans in development & commercialization phase in collaboration with technology owner and LO management
  • Review and approve exceptional visual standards prior to CWA sign off
  • Create a reliable and strategic working relationship with LO and T1 Management and build up a pro-active and strong quality assurance team



Key Relationships

  • Footwear Sourcing (Quality, Manufacturing, Product Creation, Future/Advanced Concepts)
  • AC-T
  • Product Operations
  • T1 supply partners
  • T2 material and component suppliers
  • 3rd party inspection companies




  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrating initiative and acting result oriented
  • Good understanding of end to end process in shoe-making
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Process thinking, end-to-end mindset
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor's Degree with focus on Footwear and/or or equivalent education and experience in field of Quality Assurance.
  • At least 5 years of relevant business experience in capacities of quality assurance, product creation, engineering or production.

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Job Title:  Manager Quality Assurance FW

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  GD
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  363818
Date:  Sep 9, 2021