Responsible for quality in production and for driving ME & SEA in day-to-day operations in the designated production area.
Ensures that suppliers and manufacturing partners adhere to adidas-Group quality standards.
Provide assistance to T1 teams during bulk production stage by ensuring that finished goods meet adidas-Group requirements.
Evaluate and assist on training suppliers’ quality staff and management team to qualify for adidas-Group Certification status.
Key Responsibilities :
Builds and maintains a close relationship with interfaces such as development and merchandising teams and supports them on new developments.
Implements and monitors developed quality standards across all sections of the quality department.
Support as required in development on pattern creation, fit, sample creation, test etc to ensure all development requirements are in place as per adidas required.
Drive quality standards throughout production stages, including incoming materials to shipped products. Continually works on the improving the quality and suitability of the adidas-Group training program.
Audit and confirm sample quality in terms of workmanship, specifications and other technical details to ensure all requirements are being followed correctly.
Audit and confirm current bulk production and solves problems that may arise during the production process.
Be fully conversant with our standards of engagement and is pro-active when such standards are not being adhered to.
Conducts audit for maintenance of the quality assurance and control system.
Support the production manager in implementing ME Key initiatives and quality tools in daily production operations.
Make day to day decisions within defined scope (with support on complex issues).
Influence factory supervisor level and drive change to achieve production objectives
Drive suppliers to meet all key milestones & KPIs including monthly analysis of quality performance, with clear action plans and follow-up.
ME / MI
Assist ME & Production manager in monitoring efficiency and provide alert to any efficiency challenges encountered in daily work
Assist ME & Production manager with follow-up on agreed action plans for driving efficiency improvements
Checks the labeling and packaging complies with customer requirements
Assist Production and Planning Managers in monitoring production flow (WIP)
Maintains a positive factory relationship via proper communication, and positive attitude
Assist in monitoring factories compliance to adidas SOE (Standards of Engagement) and reports observed violations to SEA team.
Ensures manufacturers comply with fire and health and safety regulations, reports back and follows up on any short-comings and abuses.
Key Relationships :
Factory Operations Directors
Internal & Supplier Quality teams
Internal & Supplier Manufacturing Excellence / Innovation (ME / MI) & IE teams
Internal & Supplier Development & Commercialization teams
Director Operations Management & Senior Sourcing Director
Knowledge Skills and Abilities :
Have a strong Continuous Improvement (CI) and quality mind-set
With direct input and feedback, can identify issues, analyze facts and make correct decisions regarding complex production issues without undermining any required standards
Able to communicate confidently in English (speaking, writing, reading).
Chinese (for communication with Factory teams) a clear advantage
Strong knowledge of garment construction, fit, sewing and production management
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
Technical or Engineering background preferred but not necessary.
Minimum of five years experience in garment manufacturing
Experience in garment quality, knitting, printing
Work well under high pressure
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Good IT- / EDP-skills
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.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.