Manager Pattern App

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Product Development

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Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Manages the pattern creation process for the respective category assigned  including innovative and complex silhouettes in collaboration with Creation Center teams (Design, Marketing, Brand Operations), Sourcing and T1. Trains and consults product development teams and T1 on pattern creation process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and drives the Basic Pattern selection process, and understand future business needs to determine future basic pattern requirements
  • Develop basic and model patterns, drive the pattern creation of fully graded technically innovative basic and fit critical model patterns in cooperation with X-functional partners based on market requirements; maintains the information in the product creation system and ensures that new patterns are wear tested as needed
  • In collaboration with all global pattern teams consolidates basic pattern across all BUs, ensures aligned needs of all CC and is a contact for all basic pattern directions and application usage for assigned category
  • Evaluates, creates and implements standard grading rules to ensure consistency in fit and contributes actively in terms of fit/principle pattern guidelines
  • Understands and considers relationship between pattern/material usage/yields during pattern creation as it relates to margins
  • Consults and trains Marketing, Design, Product Developer on pattern and fit updates and issue resolution
  • Monitors performance, trains and consults on pattern creation and grading for area of responsibility
  • Develops training plans and manuals for the global pattern and Product Development teams. (i.e. how to measure manual)
  • Mentors new hires (Pattern Makers / Product Developer) in pattern making / fit
  • Works on an ongoing basis on new solutions to reach creative pattern goals, by using new methods and systems and/or new constructions
  • Where applicable creates virtual prototypes to increase speed and efficiency of the product creation process
  • Manages the testing of new patterns and garment construction in cooperation with the sample shop if applicable
  • Taking on Product Development tasks in addition upon request

Key Relationships:

  • Creation Center – Marketing, Design, Product Development
  • Liaison Office/Operations Center – Merchandiser, Tech Service
  •  T1 – Merchandising and Patternmaking
  • Fit & Wear Testing department, innovation teams
  • External CAD and Fit partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge in pattern creation and grading with the ability to provide effective and cost efficient pattern solutions and an understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate designs on model level in regards to pattern execution/engineering
  • Consulting and training skills
  • Strong team player/communicator with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects under multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, motivate or mentor others and a proven skill at problem solving and innovation
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced skills in Gerber or similar CAD programs
  • Advanced knowledge in V-Stitcher or similar 3D programs
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) 
  • Advanced IT skills (Illustrator, MS Office)
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Technical college/fashion school training in pattern making / grading, “Meisterbrief” or equivalent education
  • Minimum of 2-3 years related work experience in garment industry in comparable role

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 Manager Pattern App
Team Product Development
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 175362
Position Type Full time
Date May-08, 2018
Relocation no

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adidas in China

As a leading sporting goods company in the world, adidas established its wholly-owned China subsidiary, adidas Sports (China) Ltd, in Suzhou in 1997. Over the past 18 years, the increasing affluence of Chinese consumers, combined with the sport and fashion consciousness of Chinese youths, has seen adidas make giant strides in China. Through the company's relentless investment and unwavering commitment, China has become the companys second largest market worldwide. In 2014, adidas Greater China generated sales of 1.8 billion euros. Today, adidas China is headquartered in Shanghai and has regional offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu as well as two distribution centers, in Suzhou and Tianjin. In Greater China, adidas employs over 3,000 people.

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