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Senior Manager Materials Sustainability APP

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION:

Oversee sustainable yarn supplier relations to generate general industry understanding regarding availability, cost, innovations and to manage capacity growth plans from concept to mainstream rollout.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    Own key yarn supplier relations, to generate general industry understanding regarding availability, cost and innovations  
•    Provide relevant information to yarn suppliers about adidas sustainability strategy to influence their strategic choices. 
•    Keep up to date on new technologies and suppliers to have a wide portfolio of yarn supplier options 
•    In alignment with sustainable material developments, connect with yarn suppliers to create relationship, understand, and evaluate their capacity, capability, and business model.
•    Collaborate closely with Materials Operations while identifying yarn suppliers 
•    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. 
•    When required, involve into seasonal yarn costing discussions with T3s 
•    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:

•    T2 and T3 Suppliers
•    Creation Center
•    Materials Sourcing APP
•    Functional leads of Materials Quality, Costing and Planning APP
•    SEA

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

•    Advanced knowledge of materials construction and manufacturing, yarn (cotton and Synthetic)
•    Strong negotiating and influencing skills
•    Strong knowledge in apparel process and environment
•    Strong communication skills
•    Strong planning and organizational skills 
•    Proactive and creative approach 
•    Fluent in verbal and written English, Mandarin an advantage.
•    Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) 
•    Ability to work with internal Product Data Management systems 

 

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 Sustainability APP

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Taipei
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  TW
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  340368
Date:  Oct 10, 2021