Senior Manager SEA, Environment - Field Operations Supply Chain (Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Vietnam)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


As an expert in more than one of the environmental areas (carbon/renewable energy, waste/zero landfill, water, wastewater/chemicals) as you will roll out, provide guidance and monitor adidas’s environmental supply chain strategy, program and targets for Footwear T2 suppliers.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads adidas environmental management programme on supply chain in your key countries in collaboration with key functions within adidas
  • Project manage and lead onboarding for all new Footwear Tier 2 facilities to the adidas environmental program, guidelines, tools and indicators.
  • Ensures facilities full fulfillment of all adidas environmental programs requirements and targets.
  • Provide the expertise to the suppliers on technical issues around energy, waste, water, chemical management and/or wastewater in the Global Supply Chain
  • Identify the areas of risk and provide recommendations in respect of those risks, based on legal obligations, strategic commitments and/or SEA requirements
  • Analyze the environmental indicators to track performance of suppliers and provide business partners with clear summary on supplier performance under his/her coverage.
  • Provide guidance, capacity building and technical knowledge to facilities on all environmental issues to drive improvements.
  • Identify training needs of in the supply chain and provide training and conduct regular advisory to ensure suppliers meet reporting deadlines in the sustainability systems. 
  • Increase internal awareness and knowledge about adidas environmental program achievements


Key Relationships:


  • SEA Global Environmental Team
  • Sourcing Footwear (T2), Global Operations and local teams
  • Key Regional LOs 
  • Other Sourcing Divisions



  • Local and regional industry associations (energy, waste, chemical, wastewater etc.)
  • Engage in dialogue with third parties, including NGO, Government bodies and professional institutions to further investigate and test future concepts linked to environmental strategy 
  • External monitors


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong project management knowledge and experience, including developing and maintaining project plans, providing regular communication, coordination, problem resolution and undertaking budget administration.
  • Strong business acumen and superior quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey complex information in a simple, easily understood to diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels, partnering, facilitating, and influencing and utilizing internal and external resources
  • Strong team player with proven ability to work cross functionally to achieve goals and objectives and ability to work independently as well as in team setting.
  • Strong written and verbal English, any other regional (Asia Pacific) language is a plus
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint programs


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience managing and implementing environmental issues within a manufacturing setting, footwear knowledge is preferred
  • Proven people and team management skill (at least 3-5 years)
  • Master degree in Environmental Studies, Science, Engineering, Climate discipline or Chemical (Bachelor's degree can be considered for the right candidate)




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Job Title:  Senior Manager SEA, Environment - Field Operations Supply Chain (Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Vietnam)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  298728
Date:  Apr 4, 2021