Manager Chemical Engineering (Footwear)-Central Java

Jakarta | Indonesia | Global Operations

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • Develop new and innovative footwear chemical processes related to adhesion, surface treatments and printing that bring cutting edge advantage in the footwear manufacturing for the adidas Group. 
  • Research, develop, and support implementation of labor-saving technologies for adhesive application and rubber, EVA, and molding of TPU and other injection plastics. 
  • Collaborate effectively with chemical vendors, material suppliers, Tier 1, technology vendors and adidas Group Operations teams to successfully implement new technologies and materials into mass production, monitor their performance, and assist on solving any eventual technical issues at production site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current manufacturing processes and identify opportunities for gains in manufacturing efficiency and increasing sustainability with focus on:
    • Bonding processes between upper and bottom parts
    • Bonding process of all bottom part components
    • Printing, painting and other surface embellishments
    • Upper part lamination or welding processes
  • Research and develop chemical systems and process applications. Analyse proposals to evaluate the feasibility, costs and sustainability impact of each proposal.
  • Research and develop new rubber and EVA compounds. Optimize formulations to effectively support the rollout of state-of-the-art technologies while ensuring cost competitiveness.
  • Collaborate closely with key chemical vendors, material suppliers and Tier 1 on systems, process and material trials and ensure a successful implementation into mass production.
  • Oversee installation and operation of new systems to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications. Be a first point of contact for solving technical issues and take ownership of the troubleshooting.
  • Manage projects in proper project management method. Update project sponsors and all key stakeholders regularly.
  • Liaise with all key project stakeholders to fully understand needs and constraints. Evaluate and address all risks that could impact project success.
  • Develop SOP, best practice manual, product design & engineering guidelines and other relevant documents to support smooth processes and technology implementation.
  • Research new chemical processes and technologies and the future business models with internal/ external partners to gain full understanding of upcoming needs.
  • Stay up to date of chemical, technical and industrial relevant developments. Summarize and present advancements in technologies to related adidas Group Management. Key Relationships:  
  • Footwear Sourcing LO teams and Functional teams
  • Chemical & Technology vendors
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 business partners
  • HQ Brand Operations
  • adidas Future
  • Reebok Future Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  
  • Excellent knowledge in theories and laws of chemistry
  • Strong knowledge in adhesive technologies and processes
  • Good problem-solving skills and a creative approach for new ideas
  • Project management knowledge and experience
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to network with multiple customers
  • Fluent in written/ spoken English
  • Strong communication skills
  • Footwear process knowledge  Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:  
  • University degree in chemical engineering or in related field
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in development and implementation of industrial chemical processes
  • Experience in leading and managing cross functional projects
  • Experience in multinational companies  # LI-BW2
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Chemical Engineering (Footwear)-Central Java
Team Global Operations
Brand adidas
City Jakarta
Location Indonesia
Number 198991
Position Type Full time
Date Jul-23, 2019
Relocation no

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