Senior Manager Production FW



Support DM to take accountability for quality, production, manufacturing efficiency, SEA targets and E2E supply chain management of the designated factories/areas to ensure adidas products are consistently produced/delivered by meeting or exceeding customer expectations.


Key Responsibilities:
  *  Development

Lead the team (if have) to strongly support product creation/development of the designated categories through proactively providing suggestion or comments in term of quality, efficiency, safety and availability.


  • Production
  • Lead the team of the designated factories/areas in managing the production process, quality, capacity liability, production planning, Manufacturing Excellence, SEA, Security, E2E supply chain and adidas standards implementation.
  • Make day to day and mid-term impactful decisions in terms of the defined production, quality, availability and ME in the designated factories/areas.
  • Influence and monitor the execution of the tactical and operational direction for production and related E2E supply chain (T1/T2 /T3) .
  • Support DM to issuing directives in production and related areas.
  • Manage tactical and operational relationship with the factory production middle level management, influence quality cultures and mindsets through process streamlining using CI techniques and quality tool in the designated factories/areas.
  • Works directly with the Factory production manager in term of factory production personnel skills evaluation in the designated factories/areas and through DM provide facts/business cases to get the Factory to invest into various productions manufacturing machineries.
  • With support from DM, ensure best practices, cohesive messages, projects are shared or implemented consistently in the designated factories/areas and supply chain in the area of quality, production and ME.
  • Act as LO Shoes Master responsible for coaching, training/teaching and continuously upgrading technical, shoes manufacturing expertise and decision-making capability of the Production personnel of the designated factories/areas.
  • Play a key role within the team to on-site support the execution of SEA and Security policies/rules by T1 & relevant T3 factories.


  • People & team management (if have a team)
  • Invest in people skills through Development and Training, provide ongoing coaching to the team members and take an active role in driving engagement
  • Maintain the team accountable for performing tasks and carrying out the mutually agreed responsibilities.


Key Relationships  

  • Footwear Product Creation/Quality/Manufacturing Excellence/Material/Planning team
  • Other GOPS functions (Brand Operations, Costing, Materials, Sustainability, SEA, etc…)
  • T1 Factory Production/QIP/ME teams
  • Subcons (T3) and T2 material suppliers
  • 3rd party / external auditing firms (Quality, Lab, SEA, Sustainability, Security, etc…)



  • Strong understanding of footwear manufacturing
  • At least 5 years experience in footwear production.
  • Ability to create, plan and lead teams
  • Can independently lead LO or OC based projects within defined scope of production.
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal, BULATS level 3 or equivalent
  • MS Office skills­


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications   

  • Diploma or degree from educational entity focusing on shoemaking or engineering.

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Production FW

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Production
State:  GD
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  382308
Date:  Nov 24, 2021