Senior Manager Sustainability Materials FW


Senior Manager Sustainability FW (T1 Material Projects)



Department:                                     Footwear Sourcing

Direct Reporting Line:                    Direct Reporting Line:                      Director Sustainability, Material Sourcing FW

Subsidiary/Country:                       adidas Sourcing Limited

Location:                                           Liaison Office

GSMS Grade:                                      M3

Personnel managed:                      yes                             




Define and drive the implementation of the sustainability roadmap in close alignment and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders with a primary focus on Sustainability Projects of Sustainability Materials and following projects to come.



  • In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders drive and lead the development of policies and procedures.
  • Lead and manage the implementation of adidas Sustainability Projects for Footwear T1 suppliers in close collaboration with the FW materials planning team
  • Establish a solid foundation of T1 supplier capabilities to ensure a smooth execution of the relevant adidas Sustainability Policies and Procedures in collaboration with the FW materials planning team.
  • Represent Sustainability Footwear materials as key contact for the Sustainable Materials Traceability policy procedure setting.
  • Act as FTW manufacturing procedure  and chain of custody  expert to lead on Sustainability Project workstream development.
  • Act as key contact of Sustainability Footwear material to cooperate with stakeholders in different teams for the new Sustainable materials traceability project development at T1 level.
  • Key Trainer for the Train the trainers roll out of the Sustainable Materials Traceability policy and procedures as well as support the execution of Sustainable Materials traceability into T1 suppliers.
  • Engage with different Functions of Internal teams and T1 Base to support the development of Sustainability road map and target achievement for Footwear.  
  • Maintain strong network of relationships with Sustainability execution team, T1 and T2 suppliers as well as possible industry organization to support adidas Sustainability Projects implementation in full supply chain.




Key Relationships: 

  • Supplier Management
  • Order allocation and planning
  • Advance Creation
  • Apparel and A&G sustainability counterparts
  • LO Material Operation in different country of origin
  • T1 suppliers in different country of origin
  • Brand Sustainability




  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Strategic thinking and result orientation
  • Knowledge of Footwear manufacturing and Footwear procurement   
  • Strong Project Management and organizational skills
  • Strong influence skill and leadership
  • Pro-active approach and thinking outside of the box
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)


Prerequisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year university degree or MA degree preferably in Business Management or Industrial Engineering.
  • Minimum 7 years’ management work experience in related field in Footwear Procurement, Planning. 1-2 years in manager role.


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Job Title:  Senior Manager Sustainability Materials FW

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Guangzhou
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  44
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  301054
Date:  Feb 22, 2021