Director, Engineering & ME - South Asia


  • A key player in Global Sourcing in driving Sourcing’s vision to be the Most Agile, Most Competitive, Most Digitalized & Cleanest Supply Base in the industry.
  • rive and support initiatives which elevate the competitiveness of the supply base, allowing it to deliver the desired products and excelling in manufacturing efficiency performance.
  • Lead and manage projects aimed at increasing the product’s competitiveness. Create and deliver actionable aspirational goals for the Supply Base, aimed to deliver competitive products, and influence the manufacturing methods to make them, supporting all ME Pillars of Product Process and People, with Technology as an enabler.
  • Support the acceleration of a digitally connected industry–leading supply base, with integrated mature processes and systems, supporting adidas Digital Maturity roadmap.



  • Lead, manage and execute E&MI projects across all pillars of Product and Methods, Process and People, to deliver measurable & sustainable increase in manufacturing efficiency,
  • quality and speed.
  • Ensure that Lean Manufacturing Principles are maintained with all projects and that Lean Manufacturing metrics are continuously tracked.
  • Facilitate multi-dimensional events across all product types, to identify short term, midterm and long-term efficiency improvement opportunities.
  • Partner with machine manufacturers and attend industry trade fairs to keep up to date on industry technology development impacting productivity. Transfer knowledge into productivity improvement efforts across responsible factories.
  • Communicate progress throughout the adidas Sourcing organization and assist building a platform for knowledge transfer. (SME, WME, etc.)
  • Perform or support SPIKE criteria evaluations at all suppliers for SPIKE June and December milestones.
  • Role model leadership to foster Diversity Equity & Inclusion culture that strives for an inclusive workplace.



  • Global Sourcing: Operations and Functional Teams
  • Global Supply Planning
  • Other Global Functions teams
  • External stakeholders: Sourcing Suppliers, Machinery, Technology and Software solutions vendors
  • Industry forums and organizations



  • Visionary thinking with up-to-date knowledge of where industry is trending towards
  • Innovative mindset and highly self-motivated
  • Broad background in Industrial Engineering technology and application
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Lean 6 Sigma practices and training techniques
  • Strong project management, analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • Strong influencing, people, presentation and communication skills
  • Proven ability in leading multidimensional teams
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong Microsoft office skill


  • University Degree in Industrial Engineering or related areas
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience and 5 + years Management experience

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director, Engineering & ME - South Asia

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Phnom Penh
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  12
Country/Region:  KH
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  506552
Date:  Feb 22, 2024