Sr. Manager Operations



Lead the overall business of the Operation Centers/designated (small/medium size) factories or factory groups and manage the relationships between adidas Group and T1s ensuring that adidas apparel objectives are met.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead the overall sourcing business, operations, and functions in designated groups of factories/operations centers, to execute the global sourcing strategies.
  • Responsible for leadership of the Development & Commercialization and Production teams in the supplier groups/OCs ensuring that they fully carry out their expected JD/R&R and that all company standards are met with support from relevant functional heads when needed (including development, material, costing, quality, SEA & ME)
  • Own all KPI performance of the managed vendors within assigned CoO and own the relationship at Supplier Group level where relevant
  • Drive company key initiatives, such as Quality, ME/CI, GASA, and T1/T2 alignment programs and projects to ensure overall apparel and supplier capabilities are industry leading / world class
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with the factory senior management and internal functional leads to ensure quick resolution of issues as well as engage them in the overall company strategies.
  • Represent operations both internally & externally and foster a strategic partnership and relationship with our customers.
  • Provide input and regular update of information necessary to support the allocation process
  • Ensure all operations comply with relevant local laws respecting human rights, health and safety of all employees and environment
  • Invest in people skills through Development and Training, provide ongoing coaching to the team members and take an active role in driving engagement.
  • Enhance work environment considering infrastructure, SEA & labor and security
  • Streamline processes through continuous improvement techniques and tools and challenge existing standards and procedures.
  • Is fully informed and aware of factors (political, economic & strategic) likely to impact business operations in responsible factories, and reports back to Country Manager.
  • Maintains a flexible organizational structure capable of adapting to changing business needs.


Key Relationships: 


  • Supplier Senior Management
  • Brand Operations
  • Production
  • Quality
  • ME
  • SEA
  • Costing
  • LO/HK/Global/BU Planning
  • Transport, Logistics and Customs



Knowledge Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong leadership and relation management
  • Management experience, including leading, developing and motivating people and building effective teams
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Strategic thinking and result orientation
  • Strong understand of the apparel business
  • Strong planning & organizing skills
  • Pro-active approach and thinking outside of the box
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Diploma or degree from educational entity preferably in related fields
  • Minimum 7 year experience in apparel Industry
  • Experience on Product Creation / Execution


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Job Title:  Sr. Manager Operations

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Mexico City
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  MEX
Country/Region:  MX
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  492185
Date:  Mar 6, 2023