Drive the development process from receipt of tech pack to production delivery for assigned products, with an emphasis on quality product engineering and timely completion of all tasks, including sampling and buy ready in accordance with the operating calendars.
Key Responsibilities :
Collaborate closely with the various stakeholders - Creation Centres, T1, T2, and various other parties - to drive the development, production and shipment of product.
Manage the feasibility, completeness and clarity of AD’s by liaising closely with creation centres. Review the AD’s with T1 in the context of intended use of product, cost expectations, materials specs, manufacturability, etc.
Feedback T1 input to creation centres as appropriate.
Lead the development process ensuring workable prototypes are created which address desired function, cosmetics, cost, market appeal and manufacturability, including checking for quality, size, fit and adherence to standards providing options and recommendations to make improvements in the sample process.
Review, analyze and validate T1 costing information throughout the entire creation process. Ensure compliance to agreed standards.
Negotiate with T1 as needed.
Ensure that all development samples, size sets, pre-sell and SMS are produced accurately, and are shipped on time.
Work collaboratively with other LO functions - materials, production, costing and technical services teams etc. to ensure an on time buy ready / commercialization performance.
Drive for effective problem solving and continuous improvement.
Ensure timely resolution of production issues working collaboratively with materials, production, costing and technical services teams etc.
in order to reach quality and deliver objectives.
Ensure accurate and timely updates of the data management systems where applicable.
Manage team and actively coach and develop them to ensure performance excellence and developmental growth.
Key Relationships : T1 / T2
T1 / T2
Knowledge Skills and Abilities :
Ability to coach, mentor, manage and develop direct reports, as well as act as an advocate to internal and external teams.
Advanced knowledge of production garment construction and manufacturing
Strong knowledge of material construction, trims and related testing
Ability to fit a garment and comment to T1 on changes required.
Strong knowledge of costing
Advanced negotiating and influencing skills
Strong communication skills
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Advanced ability to work with Product Data Management Systems and basic MS Office skills
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
College or university degree
5 years of related work experience in the apparel industry in a technical capacity
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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.
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