Senior Manager, Manufacturing Excellence - A&G


  • Lead and manage projects that elevate the performance of the adidas-Group Accessories & Gear supply base in both efficiency and execution.
  • Measure and evaluate production status and implement new manufacturing ideas and technologies that drive efficiencies and cost competitiveness.
  • Perform or support ME audits at local Accessories & Gear suppliers.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Lead, manage and execute Manufacturing Excellence projects that deliver measurable & sustainable increase in manufacturing efficiency, quality speed and sustainability.
  • Ensure a well-coordinated project approach when leading cross-regional projects on a global scale by collaborating with peers
  • Ensure Lean Manufacturing Principles are maintained at all projects and Lean Manufacturing measurements are continuously tracked.
  • Facilitate cross-functional events (e.g. T1 visits to other industries) to identify short term, mid term and long term efficiency improvement opportunities.
  • Support management in the development of new ME strategy and frameworks
  • Partner with A&G Costing to establish, refine and support tracking of KPI data for Automation and other efficiency improvement initiatives relating to cost savings.
  • Explore new product groups to broaden the ME scope and integrate them into the framework.
  • Partner with machine manufacturers and attend industry trade fairs to keep educated on industry technology development that will impact productivity. Transfer knowledge into productivity improvement efforts across A&G factories.
  • Maintain platform for knowledge transfer throughout the adidas-Group organization and supplier groups. (Best Practice Manual, Training Material, Presentations, supplier summits, exchange meetings, etc.)
  • Liaise with Manufacturing Excellence Footwear and Apparel team to identify synergies in Innovation, automation and other efficiency measures for future cost mitigation opportunities.
  • Focus continuously on product and processes improvements providing the best quality/price value.
  • Support ASPECT towards future capabilities by establishing criteria / evaluations for all T1 suppliers

Key Relationships:

  • Management teams, A&G Sourcing
  • LO Functional teams, A&G Sourcing
  • Operations Costing, A&G Sourcing
  • T1 and T2 business partners
  • Machinery, Chemical & Technology vendors

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong Digitalization and Data analytic skills.
  • Familiar with the manufacturing of the A&G products or equivalent industry
  • Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering background
  • Strong skills in Project management
  • Ability to cope with change, make decisions and act comfortably with risk and uncertainty
  • Ability to network with multiple customers
  • Innovative and challenges status quo
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skill with all levels of business
  • Visionary and is continuously updated on knowledge of where industry is going
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent English / Chinese


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • University degree with focus on industrial engineering or data engineering
  • At least 8 years of work experience in preferable sporting goods industry
  • Operational experience in multinational companies
  • Experience in Lean 6 Sigma or Digital manufacturing is a plus


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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Manufacturing Excellence - A&G

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Surabaya
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  JI
Country/Region:  ID
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  393950
Date:  Nov 18, 2021