Manager Digital Technologies APP (m/f/d)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Product Development


Manages the evaluation of creation tools and systems for Apparel regarding efficiency, quality and usability. Supports the development and roll-out of new system technologies and processes for product creation teams in close collaboration with Creation Center teams (Design, Marketing, Product Operations), Sourcing and T1.

Key Accountabilities

  • Translates the creation system strategy and business requirements into pilot projects for Apparel products to identify efficient workflows and innovative processes.
  • Supports pilot projects with functional pattern and development expertise to ensure business relevance.
  • Identifies issues within existing creation processes for apparel and suggests process improvement options, i.e. through selection of solution oriented applications.
  • Manages and coordinates actively the roll-out of new technical solutions and related processes from the inception to execution.
  • Partially steers the proactive development of software applications that are aligned with the overall creation systems strategy.
  • Works with supervisor and business counterparts in evaluating new process technologies for their applicability and value to the business.
  • Supports process technology researches by visiting fairs, conferences and using the internet.
  • Establishes working relationships with internal and external interfaces to support an outstanding and comprehensive application development that improves the product creation process.
  • Conducts trainings of all process related technologies/applications to internal customers, creates training plans and tracks training results.
  • Mentors new hires if required

Key Relationships

  • Creation Center teams (Design, Marketing, Product Operations)
  • Strategy & Projects
  • Creative Direction
  • Global IT & IT Innovations
  • Global Sourcing
  • T1/T2
  • internal and external interfaces

Knowledge, Experiance and Capabilities

  • Excellent software knowledge/skills (CAD software, 3D tools, graphic software, avatars)
  • Advanced knowledge in pattern creation with the ability to provide effective and cost-efficient pattern solutions
  • Advanced understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit
  • Knowledge of manufacturing/engineering technologies
  • 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 IT skills (Illustrator, MS Office)
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) 
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required


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

Jobtitle Manager Digital Technologies APP (m/f/d)
Team Product Development
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 188283
Position Type Full time
Date Dec-14, 2018
Relocation no

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