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Adidas America Manager Development Apparel in Shanghai, China

Manager Development Apparel

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Manage E2E product development for both 2D & 3D by collaborating with internal and external teamsto achieve business goals & relevant KPIs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with all stakeholders -Marketing, Design, Suppliers and LO/OCto drive theend to enddevelopmentprocess till Buy Ready.

  • Ensure product design aligns with target FOB & GIM target is achieved by doing predictive cost, validate and approve T1 costing sheet in compliance to adidas costing standards, negotiate with T1 & provide smart cost saving solutions where needed.

  • Lead the development process to ensure on time prototypes/3D samples are created which delivers desired design intent, aesthetics, functionality, and manufacturability.

  • Evaluate all prototypes in compliance with AD & workmanship standard, evaluate 3D samples in compliance with 3D assert quality standard.

  • Manage systems(FlexPLM/Creation Portal) to ensure accurate product information is delivered to T1, as well accurate data is entered by T1 including BOM, costing or other data as required.

  • Ensure that all materials and prototypes are tested and adhere to adidas quality, safety and A01 standards. Manage quality exceptions with senior management as needed prior to Buy Ready.

  • Continuous research innovations from the market and stay current on manufactory innovations to be able to translate them into product creation.

Key Relationships:

  • Design, Marketing

  • Materials, Costing, Planning, Pattern Maker

  • T1 Merchandising and Patternmaking

  • LO/OC Merchandising, Technical Services and Costing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Knowledge of garment construction &testing requirement, technique expertise and material construction.

  • Effectively communicate, influence, fluent in English (written and spoken)

  • Strong IT skills (MS Office and Adobe Illustrator) and ability to work with Product Data Management Systems

  • Proficient knowledge of virtual creation / 3D CLO or equivalent 3D software. With Strong visual skills and the ability to transfer design ideas into digital file that factory can produce a garment from

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • College or University degree in clothing technology and/or manufacturing or comparable education

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in garment/textile industry

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

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 Development Apparel

Brand: adidas

Location: Shanghai

TEAM: Global Operations

State: 31

Country/Region: CN

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 298254

Date: Feb 24, 2021