Manager, Manufacturing


• A key player in Sourcing in driving Sourcing’s vision to be the Most Agile, Most Competitive, Most Digitalized & Cleanest Supply Base in the industry.

• Drive achievement of quality and production goals in supply partners’ facilities while supporting other functions to reach adidas’ goals in areas such as manufacturing efficiency targets, Social & Environmental Affairs (SEA).


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Independently manage all production, quality, production availability, and manufacturing efficiency.

• Escalate critical issues and drive problem-solving discussions to solve or mitigate the potential impacts. • Manage relationships with factory management in applying the right resources, processes, tools, strategies to achieve operation excellence.

• Rollout and implement adidas best practices and directions to the responsible factories.

• Influence factory production/quality middle management and drive change to achieve production objectives.

• Make day-to-day decisions within defined scope through exception-management by evaluating and balancing risks and seeking support on complex issues.

• Validate and confirm T1 capacity offers and follow up on availability performance when constraints exist

• Role model leadership to foster a culture of Diversity Equity & Inclusion that strives for an inclusive workplace.



• Global Sourcing

• Sourcing suppliers

• Global Operations

• Other GOPS/Sourcing functional teams



• Strong understanding of production and continuous improvement (CI) processes/methods

• Ability to provide effective input into projects

• “Quality-first” mindset, strong analytical reasoning, and problem-solving skills to help others find/solve “root cause issues”

• Strong influencing, people, presentation and communication skills

• Fluent in English (written and spoken)

• Strong Microsoft office skills



• University degree in engineering or related areas.

• Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience

• Trip: Need 40-50% Trip at the begginning period, 20-30% trip in regular time

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Manager, Manufacturing

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  508962
Date:  May 11, 2024