Senior Manager Operation Management Accessories & Gear



Lead and support the team to proactively manage the product development, costing, production and quality for the assigned vendors to ensure adidas-group products are consistently developed/produced/delivered by exceeding customer expectations.
Key Responsibilities:

1) Development:

  • Lead and Support the team to manage/monitor the Direct Development/non-Direct Development process from design to release of bulk production focusing on prototype sampling, costing, testing, and quality control to ensure development is completed up to adidas standards and targets before defined buy ready date.
  • Manage and support the team to work with vendors and internal functional teams to ensure all development objectives are met and to build up good relationship with the counterparts to streamline the development flow and communication chains among all key stakeholders.
  • Lead the team to proactively work with vendors and internal functional teams to provide DFM (Design for Manufacturing) & DFP (Design for Profitability) suggestions, valuable material/product innovation proposals, cost saving proposals and other proposals on workmanship and construction during the development process.
  • Manage the team and vendors to ensure products are 100% developed in line with company quality & test standards, and make sure 100% achievement of the assigned development relevant KPIs such as sample delivery, on time Buy Ready, target price, etc.


2) Production:

  • Organize or support the team to organize the Pre-Production Meetings for assigned product categories and suppliers to ensure the quality of bulk productions fully complied with the defined product quality standards.
  • Coach the team to closely work in a quality driven manner with internal functional teams and vendors in order to secure the consistent quality of production environment, production processes and finished goods.
  • Coach the team and vendors to make sure the implementation of the standards and measures which ensure quality is involved in each single production step and flowing across the whole production process to achieve the quality performance target assigned by the company.
  • Support the team to handle customer claims or returns and analyse the reasons of defects in order to eradicate duplication and favour right first time.
  • Support SEA team to make sure SEA policies/rules are well implemented by all T1 factories.
  • Drive T1 vendors to initiate ME solution aiming to increase the production efficiency or secure product quality, also support T1 vendors to achieve the assigned ME targets.


3) Team and People management:

  • Manage and balance team’s job assignment
  • Support and guide team members in solving problems and seeking ways to improve skills and performance
  • Support the line manager in streamlining operational processes in collaboration with internal functional teams and vendors to faithfully carry out company strategy and achieve product operation targets.
  • Create or update various development/production relevant SOP and policies to adapt to the evolving business environment and company targets. Conduct relevant training to teams/vendors on a rolling basis targeting at executing and delivering the excellence of production and quality.

Key Relationships:

  • Creation Centre
  • Sourcing Operations
  • Global Quality team
  • Regional Material team
  • ME team
  • SEA Team
  • LO Costing
  • LO Planning
  • T1 & T2 vendors



  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong planning & organizing skills
  • Good understanding of costing principles and process;
  • Ability to create, plan and deliver presentations
  • Fluent English, written and verbal, BULATS level 3 or equivalent, other languages are plus
  • Good IT/PC operation skills including Excel, Word and PPT.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • University Degree in textile or relevant major/industry.
  • 7+ years progressive work experience in sports goods sourcing in development or production management or quality control related fields
  • 5+ years team/people management experience in international company
  • Knowledge of Accessories & Gear products is recommended.
  • Lean, 6 Sigma background is plus
  • Passion and interest in athletic competition, sports or fitness related activities



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Job Title:  Senior Manager Operation Management Accessories & Gear

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  203682