Senior Manager Quality APP



  • Provide quality leadership and direction to Production Managers & Vendor Ops teams to ensure compliance to adidas quality standards.
  • Support & give quality direction to the team to guide their suppliers to produce garments to meet the customer requirements, ensuring quality approach & processes are aligned with adidas expectation.
  • Support cross functional teams internally and externally in terms of quality management.
  • Support and drive defined global quality strategy in order to meet the global quality targets.
  • Implement and drive Global Quality initiatives.
  • Support the timely resolution of quality issues as per the quality escalation process requirements.
  • Drive the continuous improvement by implementing best practices and new processes and technologies.


Key Responsibilities


  • Identify & asses Production Managers’ quality capabilities and support with input on the creation of individual development plans to fulfill the gaps.
  • Provide the direction for testing and adherence to quality standards within LO cross functional Teams and supply base in accordance with adidas and regional standards.
    Support & provide input as required on disclaimer process.
  • Ensure quality processes are in place and working effectively. Confirmed through random audits.
  • Input into quality standard for Virtual images and ensure its alignment to physical quality standard
  • Develop virtual fitting guidelines jointly within Sourcing and Product Operations and train LO / T1 teams
  • Support & drive effective communication between external and internal business partners
  • Follow escalation process to ensure on-time resolution
  • Implement programs and tools for supplier development to achieve continuous improvement of product quality and performance and process consistency
  • Supervise random audits within the supply base on performance of quality teams capabilities, and align with Vendor on training needs.
  • Provide relevant technical & quality trainings, internally & externally.
  • Provide commercialization and virtual sample quality trainings to LO and T1 to ensure physical production is a true representation of the virtual development
  • Own and lead assigned global projects by keeping close communication with co-workers.
  • Conduct technical evaluations of current and potential new adidas suppliers, and support the creation of action plans to address gaps.
  • Be aware of adidas social compliance standards to support SEA team and identify risks or threats to the business well ahead.


Key Relationships  


  • adidas internal cross-functional team including development, planning & material   
  • Vendor Ops
  • Global Quality Team
  • T1’ suppliers




  • A comprehensive knowledge of garment construction, fit, sewing and production management.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyse facts and make technical / quality decisions and guide supplier to solve issue
  • Basic 3D knowledge and skills on virtual sample creation & engineering
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Fluent English language skills, both written and spoken.
  • Good IT skill (Office software, PPT and Excel)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications  


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in textile manufacturing or technologies and 3 years manager experience
  • Degree or certificate in Textile Technology or Textile Engineering, or equivalent related technical experience in the areas of garment manufacture

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Quality APP

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  GD
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  362174
Date:  Sep 2, 2021