Manager Process Engineering (m/f)

Scheinfeld | Germany | 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.

adidas Manufacturing Innovation FW

The adidas Manufacturing Innovation team is currently looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals wanting to join us as we revolutionise the industry. Through an exciting new brand initiative we want to hire the best talents to join our newly created adiLab team (adidas Manufacturing Innovation Lab) in our effort to disrupt the way we manufacture our product. The adidas Manufacture Innovation team is a collaborative group of dedicated teams focused on footwear manufacturing innovation projects, driven to create the best for the Brand and the athlete. As an adiLab team member you will become an active player in the adidas brand and will experience a unique opportunity to apply your competence towards advanced company projects.

You need to have the ambition to go ‘all in’ and apply your skills towards innovating high-performance sports products.  You need to drive cross functional projects by employing excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.   You need to help shape the future of sport by helping to shape the way we make products. You need to be interested in providing the consumers of the future a new way to experience the adidas brand through your technical expertise. 


Enable market leading concepts, components and products by developing and optimizing innovative materials and processing systems in a pilot production environment

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain and collaborate relationships with external partners to ensure processes meet project objectives
  • Maintain improvements of systems for maintaining quality materials and components from machine processes
  • Support under the guidance of a Director/Senior Manager Process designing initiatives to optimize assembly plant processing systems for throughput, cost, and sustainability
  • Facilitate scale-up from prototype-level material processing lines to production-scale systems for Global Manufacturers
  • Collaborate with external partners to develop programs that monitor the health of individual processes on existing and new production lines
  • Support and execute initialization of new assembly lines, ensuring individual bonding, knitting, foaming, and polymer welding processes run within specification
  • Support Pilot production lines in peak times and demonstration phases
  • Ensure timely and accurate data entry of costing or other data as required

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

  • Share knowledge to colleagues and business partners on an on-going basis
  • Share results-based reports and hold presentations, communicating to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Stay connected to relevant current and upcoming research, technologies, methods, and industry trends. 
  • Maintain and build an effective information network
  • Partner with industry-leading organizations to extend the capability of the team
  • Consider legal implications of innovative concepts, working with the legal team to protect product, technology, innovation, process, and design
  • Fluent English (required), German (advantageous)
  • Advanced IT skills ( MS office, PDM, CAD )
  • Travel, domestic and international as required by business needs


  1. Curiosity for science and engineering along with a passion for manufacturing process innovation
  2. University degree in a relevant field
  3. 3-5 years of working experiences
  4. Fluent English (required), German (advantageous)
  5. Communicate and negotiate effectively
  6. Cooperate well, develop and maintain relationships
  7. Work independently as well as part of a team
  8. Plan working time efficiently, balancing short term tasks with long term goals
  9. Strong analytical skills, solution driven and result oriented

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 Process Engineering (m/f)
Team Sourcing
Brand adidas
Location Scheinfeld
Country Germany
Number 175692
Position Type Full time
Date May-02, 2018
Relocation no

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