Intern - Digital Creation E2E project - Sourcing Operations Footwear

Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Sourcing

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.


Support the VP Sourcing Operations to develop an optimization algorithm and tool for product allocation (i.e. optimizing for landed cost, availability, etc).  This work is part of the Digital Creation End-to-End initiative, a Board priority for the remainder of teh 2020 Strategic Business Plan.

Key Responsibilities and Projects:

- design and setup structured and efficient workflow to create demand/source/capacity overview by aggregating various xls inputs incl. test and ensure data integrity

- design scoring function to combine various allocation metrics such as product cost and duty, product availability, risk, etc.

- design efficeint algorithm (e.g. monte carlo) to optimize the scoring function incl. defintion of suitable boundary conditions

- design and build optimization tool that is suitable to be embedded into the monthly business process

Key Objectives:

deliver process & tools ready for business use as outlined above

key learnings:  understand the FTW allocation process and how analytics can help to reinvent industries

Key Relationships:

VP Sourcing Operations Footwear

Footwear Sourcing senior management and their teams

Exposure to key factories

Required main study courses:

Computer Science or similar

Preferred university/ discipline:

computer science

programming / development experience

Required language skills:


Additional skills/ qualifications:

Python required (alternative programming languages can be discussed)

Alteryx experience a plus

Excel / Powerpoint knowledge expected

Structured thinking

Clear communication

Student must be enrolled at the university for the complete duration of the internship

This is a 6 months full-time internship


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.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Intern - Digital Creation E2E project - Sourcing Operations Footwear
Team Sourcing
Brand adidas
Location Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong
Number 177926
Position Type Intern
Date Jun-04, 2018
Relocation no

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