Manager Laboratory Standards APP/A&G (6 months temp) (m/f/d)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Product Development


Manage lab standards and processes on a global level for all brands to guarantee industry leading methodologies and technology. Support end-to-end quality approach for all product types ensuring that product quality meets “The most beautiful sport product“ criteria.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage lab testing standards/methods; ensuring industry leading level covering all brands and all product types when it comes to (physical/ chemical) material/component or lab product testing (FGT)
  • Drive improvement and evolve existing standards/ methods for all physical/chemical testing for all divisions and brands, ensuring testing requirements are in line with future business and consumer requirements
  • Evaluate needs for standard upgrades in close cooperation with Advanced Creation functions, POPS BU’s and POPS divisions
  • Act as key contact for special testing topics (e.g. color management, PFC-free, new Technologies)
  • Investigate in possible synergies and alignment in current standards and process within all divisions
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with external (testing) institutes/universities to have latest in class insight in lab innovation in terms of equipment and methodologies
  • Ensure end2end quality governance in terms of physical/chemical testing in close cooperation with lab execution, Advanced Creation functions and POPS Divisions to guarantee a global quality approach for all divisions and brands for internal and external use
  • Support Lab Execution Team in testing equipment research a
  • Key contact for system follow-up FLEX PLM, MLM, aTP, PDM etc.

 Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience:  

  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes (FTW/APP/A&G)
  • Expert knowledge of material / product testing (FTW/APP/A&G)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Advanced Computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong understanding of statistics and quality control measures
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Ability to work independently and thinking further about improvements
  • Ability to travel


  1. 4- year College/University degree with focus on Textile or FTW engineering or equivalent background
  2. Min. 5 years of progressive working experience in APP/ FTW industry (lab or manufacturing)
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Laboratory Standards APP/A&G (6 months temp) (m/f/d)
Team Product Development
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Location Germany
Number 199195
Position Type Full time
Date Jul-22, 2019
Relocation no

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