Senior Manager Materials Sourcing Sustainability Apparel (Yarn & Raw Material)

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION:

Oversee yarn / raw material supplier relations to provide industry insights regarding availability, cost, innovations and to support creation of T3 strategies.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    Own key yarn supplier relations and generate deep industry understanding regarding availability, cost, quality and innovations.  
•    Create, recommend & align T3 strategies on yarn/raw materials to balance between sustainability, capability, cost, quality and lead time.
•    Based on need, work with the identified yarn suppliers on their capacity and create a capacity growth road map. 
•    Follow up the capacity growth road map based on the review sequence and update as needed. 
•    Analyze internal & external information to enhance decision making for yarn / raw material sourcing.
•    Keep up to date on new technologies and yarn / raw material suppliers to have a wide portfolio of sourcing options. 
•    Provide relevant information to yarn / raw material suppliers about adidas sustainability strategy to influence their strategic choices. 
•    In alignment with sustainable material developments, connect with yarn / raw material suppliers to create relationship, understand, and evaluate their capacity, capability, and business model.
•    Collaborate closely with Sourcing Materials team while identifying yarn suppliers. 
•    When required support other departments to connect with the yarn supplier to work directly on their relevant topics (e.g.: quality, cost, delivery etc). 
•    When required organize SEA annual audits of the yarn supplier.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

•    Materials Sourcing Apparel
•    Sustainability
•    Creation Center
•    T2 and T3 Suppliers

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

•    Advanced knowledge of materials construction and manufacturing, yarn (cotton and Synthetic)
•    Strong knowledge in apparel process and environment
•    Strong analytical skill and structured problem solving skills
•    Strong communication skills
•    Strong planning and organizational skills 
•    Strong negotiating and influencing skills
•    Proactive and creative approach 
•    Fluent in verbal and written English, Mandarin an advantage.
•    Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) 

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: 
•    Diploma or degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Clothing Technology or the equivalent combination of education and related work experience in the Apparel/Textiles field.
•    Minimum 7 years progressive work experience in related field. 
•    Strong industry network

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Materials Sourcing Sustainability Apparel (Yarn & Raw Material)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Taipei
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  TW
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  463969
Date:  Aug 3, 2022