Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Materials Apparel


  • Provide direction for the App. Materials Function & Supplier base in the field of Manufacturing Technology, innovation implementation & investment with the aim to improve Productivity, Efficiency and Quality, whilst contributing to the overall Group Sustainability Goals, as well Carbon Emmisions Reduction initiatives within Apparel Sourcing.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to overall sourcing and business strategies by establishing a World Class Materials Supply Base, including leading in the efforts required in the evaluation / onboarding of new suppliers.
  • Support and monitor cross-functional projects and initiatives such as Sustainability, Emmisions / Waste Reduction , Quality, Costing, Planning and Operations that take place within the Apparel Sourcing Organization.
  • Support Apparel Creations Functions in process, product & innovation project work follow-up, as well as concept industrialization, product commercialization as well as developing T2 / T3 Supplier capabilities where and as required.
  • Drive individual supplier action plans & improve efficiency levels by enabling successful interaction of Apparel T2 Suppliers and verticals with 3rd Party Technology to evaluate new technologies – concepts, processes, chemistries & equipment. 
  • Continuously refine the material Life Cycle Assessment monitoring & recording - emphasizing - transparent, accurate, fact-based data availability & calculations.
  • Provide input and regular updates on ALL supplier capabilities, capacities and growth plans necessary for Planning / Operations & allocation process – in the field of Carbon Footprint Reduction Road Mapping by for continuous and ongoing imporivement.
  • Manage Individual T2 Projects in relation to non-equipment related improvement concepts – available through various key Dye/Chemicals Vendors.
  • Support in Project work Owned & Managed by other App. Material Functions> GMQ, AC, CC’s, SEA, Ops, Costing, etc.


Key Relationships: 

  • APP, Materials Planning / Operations, various CM’s
  • Finance, Ventues & Futues Functions
  • APP, Quality & Tech. Services
  • SEA , Materials Sustainability , GOPS Sustainability
  • Apparal & Materials Costing
  • Advanced Creation, BU CC’s & BU Designers


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong practical Materials Production Experience
  • Textile Chemistry & related Textile Technology background
  • Fluency in English is essential • Good presentation, Communication & Problem Solving Abilities.
  • Sound Knowledge of Materials Development, Testing & Problem Solving.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 15 years Materials Manufacturing Experience
  • University degree (Textiles preferred)

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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Materials Apparel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Ho Chi Minh City
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  65
Country/Region:  VN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  278734
Date:  Nov 20, 2020