Assistant Manager Production Apparel (OC Lahore)
adidas
Lahore, PK
5d ago

Responsible for quality in production and for driving ME & SEA in day-to-day operations in the designated T1 / factories.

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 : Quality

Quality

  • 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
  • Delivery

  • 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 three-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
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