Senior Manager, Materials Technology Incubation Sustainability Footwear


  • Develop, commercialize and build-up the infrastructure for new material technologies with a clear focus on sustainable technologies. 
  • Identify and manage strategic suppliers of new materials technologies
  • Incubate new materials technologies and ensures smooth transition into Materials operations team

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with Futures team and Advanced Creation to identify new development requirements and define handover timelines to Sourcing for new materials technologies for sustainable Materials and processes
  • Develop and implement project plans to outline the required technology infrastructure to be developed. Capabilities may include, but are not limited to: facilities, machinery, software, and human resources
  • Ensure on time project tracking and regular reporting on the status to internal stakeholders
  • Drive the incubation and onboarding of new supply bases with support from Creation Functions and Horizontal Concepts 
  • Drive continues improvement activities for outlined technologies with ‘best practices’ as well technical education programs for the development teams
  • Proactively identify potential constraints to raw material supply and production capacity
  • Where new machinery is required, monitor the machinery suppliers’ capacity and machine lead times to ensure that machinery purchases are aligned to the production requirement
  • Support the capacity negotiation and agreements at the strategic supply base in close alignment with the Director New Materials Technology Incubation and Finance
  • Facilitate the communication paths and contacts between T1 and T2 as new factories adopt defined technology.  Ensure alignment of lead times, ordering process and quality requirements between T1 & T2.  
  • Scale up new materials technologies until a certain level of maturity is achieved and the technology can be handed over to Materials Operations
  • Ensure smooth handover of material technologies to Materials Operations team
  • Support Materials Operations team for handed-over technologies
  • Work with Costing to develop and/or optimize methods of costing new material technologies 


Key Relationships:

  • Futures team
  • Advanced Creation
  • Horizontal Concepts
  • Materials Operations
  • T1 Factories
  • T2 Suppliers 
  • T3 Suppliers
  • LO Operations
  • Global Supply Planning
  • Brand Operations
  • Portfolio Management and Costing

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree, preferably textile engineering, industrial or chemical engineering or economics.
  • 5+ years’ experience in textile industry or footwear
  • Footwear Development, Tooling  and Materials background an advantage
  • Lean/6 sigma training and experience

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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Materials Technology Incubation Sustainability Footwear

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Ho Chi Minh City
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  65
Country/Region:  VN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  345709
Date:  Jan 6, 2022