Senior Manager Materials Sustainability APP

Drive and support the development and implementation of traceability related SOP’s, tools e.g. Sustainable Material Tracking Tool (SMTT) 2.0 at LO’s and supply base, by organizing trainings, offering guidance and, ensuring the data quality, in collaboration with GOPs sustainability, Brand and Project teams. 
Business owner of traceability tool (SMTT 2.0) for Global Sourcing (APP, FW, and A&G), working with IT and other divisions for maintenance and continues improvement of the system.


•    Lead creation of new tools, in collaboration with internal and external parties, by providing business insights and requirements in collaboration with all departments. 
•    Drive creation of APP and divisional SOPs (if in common), in collaboration with internal and external parties, by providing business insights and requirements in collaboration with all divisions. 
•    Support tool creation by being business key user, if needed coordinate with other divisional key users and provide input. 
•    Drive the implementation of sustainable material traceability SOP’s and tools (APP). Onboard internal and external system users by providing trainings and guidance. 
•    Monitor the system and user performance, proactively work with IT, LO, suppliers and other divisions for operation improvement or system enhancement.
•    Ensure supplier input performance for on time and, in full data. 
•    Build data validation framework and onsite audit guidance to secure data accuracy in the traceability tool.
•    Support dotted line Sustainability Managers with information, and guidance. 
•    Support other sustainability initiatives as appropriate after traceability systems are running smoothly.


•    FW / APP/ A&G Materials Teams
•    Social & Environmental Affairs (SEA)
•    Garment (T1), and Materials (T2), Upstream (T3) Suppliers 
•    Footwear / Accessories & Gears Materials Sourcing Teams
•    Apparel Sourcing Liaison Offices (e.g. Operations, Quality, Planning)
•    Information Technology (IT) 
•    Strategy & Programs Sourcing / Product Operations
•    Other Global Operations functions
•    External companies (suppliers and Certification Bodies e.g. Control Union)


•    People Manager skills
•    Strong communication skills,
•    Fluent English, verbal and written
•    Strong knowledge in Materials, Sustainability and Materials Traceability topics (incl. related documentation requirements, systems, etc.) 
•    Good understanding of supply chain mechanics (from raw materials to garment production) and brands (from sourcing to customer) preferably gained within Apparel industry
•    Process thinking / end-to-end mindset
•    Strong implementation and execution skills (incl. ability to create, plan and deliver Presentations, Workshops & Trainings)
•    Strong problem solving and analytical skills with ability to synthesize complex data for reporting purposes
•    Ability to work independently or with limited guidance
•    Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)


•    University degree in textile, supply chain management or similar 
•    Minimum 7 years working experience, ideally in material sourcing 
•    Experience in project management 

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Materials Sustainability APP

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Hong Kong
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  HK
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  336070
Date:  Jul 3, 2021