Manager Lean Process

Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam | Engineering


  • Implement ‘adidas Lean Operation System’ across supply base of Tier 1 and selected Tier 2 vendor within sourcing country.
  • Manage and guide Lean projects within factories. Drive selection of Lean projects, define success KPI, measure progress, review and analyse results. Document and report to management.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Support the creation of the ‘adidas Lean Operation System’ for all Footwear Tier 1 factory to drive Quality, Speed and Efficiency. Support and execute the creation of all relevant documents and roll out plans.
  • Drive and Manage implementation of ‘adidas Lean Operating System” to all Tier 1 factories throughout their end to end footwear manufacturing processes.
  • Support creation of ‘adidas Lean Operation System’ evaluation methodology and support the annual evaluation process.
  • Establish report & track factory Lean KPI performance on monthly and seasonal basis. Analyse performance data and initiate follow up action accordingly when necessary.
  • Demonstrate lean expertise by collaborating, providing input, coaching, and support to the development of new process and machinery to current manufacturing practice.
  • Manage and guide Lean projects within Tier 1 factories and selected Tier 2 vendors within sourcing country. Measure progress, review and analyse results. Document and report to management.
  • Support selection of Lean projects together with factories and LO teams. Document progress and results. Share across stakeholder group and other location as best practice and success stories.
  • Actively identify manufacturing process improvement opportunities through regular production line walk through and initiate process improvement projects with factory teams and LO teams.
  • Facilitates and run lean training, lean workshops and cross functional events with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate actively with peers across other sourcing location, exchange ideas & best practice examples and adopt best practices within area of responsibility.
  • Liaise with Manufacturing Excellence Apparel and A&G teams to identify opportunities and learnings to be adopted for new cell design and lean process flow.

Key Relationships:

  • ME Footwear teams in all LO, Footwear Sourcing
  • LO Production Teams, Footwear Sourcing
  • LO Functional teams, Material, Costing, Quality, etc.
  • T1 and T2 business partners
  • T1 Lean & CI teams.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent Lean / Six Sigma knowledge and experience in manufacturing implementation.
  • Strong project management skills, able to lead several cross functional projects with diverse project teams.
  • Good problem-solving skills and a creative approach for new ideas
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and English communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with different departments and functions.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • University degree in Business, Engineering or a related field. 
  • Training in Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma tools with certification.
  • 5+ years of experience in Lean implementation in the field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in training, consulting or working with remote factories and cultures a plus.
  • Experience in footwear manufacturing or related field a plus.
  • Experience in multinational companies
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Lean Process
Team Engineering
Brand adidas
Location Ho Chi Minh City
Country Vietnam
Number 176589
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-15, 2018
Relocation no

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