Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Job Vacancy Adidas Group, Career Apparel Sourcing


In order to strengthening our sourcing activities, adidas Group, the world famous Sportswear Company, is seeking an aggressive and energetic individual to join our team and take the position of:

Manager, Material (Apparel Sourcing)

This position will report to Regional Head of Material Sourcing Operation

End to end accountability for managing Tier 2 supplier relationships in respective locations

* Diploma or degree in Business, Manufacturing, or Clothing Technology, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience in the Apparel/Textiles field.
* At least 7-8 years progressive work experience in related field
* Proven success in apparel operations environment.
* Good negotiation skills and knowledge of textile business.
* Fluent English (verbally and in writing), local languages an advantage.
* Good IT-/EDP-skills including Excel and Word. Comfortable with learning internal Product Data Management systems

Key Responsibilities:
* Has ownership to ensure all T2 suppliers achieve development, delivery, standards, and costing targets established by senior management; accountable for key performance indicators.
* In alignment with global materials strategy, responsible for supplier strategic direction to support brand business objectives and product expectations, including support of material selection and commercialization.
* Ensure accuracy and timeliness through high-level communication and coordination with adidas-Group HQ departments, regional centers and suppliers from tech pack receipt to shipment.
* Proactive leadership to identify, approve, and develop new vendors with the support of SEA, technical team leaders, and other departments supporting the vendor base.
* Monitor apparel material and color quality management performance of all T2s to ensure compliance with adidas-Group standards.
* Oversee implementation of quality management and certification programs to ensure compliance by supply base.
* Keep up to date on new technologies and business practices so that plans can be developed and implemented to improve supplier performance.
* Provide technical assessments of current and/or proposed material suppliers to determine manufacturing capability and ability to deliver the appropriate quality on-time (with detailed recommendations for changes)

Key Relationships:
* T2 suppliers
* Material Development and Innovation Team
* Country Managers
* Regional Materials Head

Interested parties please send your application to us on http://www.adidas-group.com/en/careers/jobs/career_adidas_apac.asp and search for reference number: 1174

Only short listed applicants will be notified.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence and only used for the purpose of selection.

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