Director Manufacturing FW

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • Fully accountable for quality, production, manufacturing efficiency targets and SEA of the designated groups of factories/Operations Centers.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead multiple production teams of the designated groups of factories/Operations Centers in managing the production process, quality, production planning, Manufacturing Excellence, SEA and adidas Group standards implementation.
  • Make day to day and long-term impactful decisions within the defined production, quality, availability and ME / SEA scope.
  • Set and influence tactical and operational direction for production and related supply chain (T2/T3) area.
  • Give major input to issuing directives in production and related area.
  • Manage tactical and operational relationship with the factory production top management across different supplier groups, influence different quality cultures and mindsets through process streamlining using CI techniques and quality tools.
  • Works directly with the Factory GM in term of factory production personnel skills evaluation and through SOM provide facts/business cases to get the Factory GM/Owner to invest into various productions mfg machineries.
  • With support from SOM, ensure best practices, cohesive messages, projects are shared or implemented consistently across factories in the area of quality, production and ME.
  • Act as LO Shoes Master responsible for coaching, training/teaching and continuously upgrading technical, shoes manufacturing expertise and decision-making capability of the Production personnel of the designated groups of factories/Operations Centers.




Key Relationships:


  • Director Sourcing Footwear, Director Mfg Excellence Footwear, Footwear Quality
  • Factory GMs, Factory Heads of Production, Factory Heads of QIP
  • 3rd party / external auditing firms (Quality, Lab, SEA, Sustainability, Security, etc…) – as lead
  • Tier 2 material suppliers-as lead
  • Sr Development/Comm Manager.
  • Other GOPS functions (Brand Operations, Quality, Costing, Planning, SEA, Materials, etc…)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Proven management experience including leading, developing and motivating and building effective team within a function/department. Managing team remotely
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring people and succession management.
  • Have proven depth and breadth of experience in production and quality area which can be called up on to co-lead or support regional or global projects related to his/her area of expertise.
  • Can independently lead LO based projects within defined scope of production.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication.
  • Chinese, Indonesia or Vietnamese local language an advantage.


Requisite Education and Qualifications:


  • University degree preferably on shoe making or engineering.
  • 10+ years shoes making or quality experience in Footwear industry.
  • Experience on production and quality or product development/commercialization. 
  • Proven manufacturing expert / shoes master.
  • 4-5 years combined experience in at least 2 functions/area:  production, development/commercialization or general Operation Center Management



Location:  Guangzhou
Country:  China (Peoples Republic of)
Team:  Sourcing
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Full time
Number:  192008
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