Manager Materials App (LO India)

Gurgaon | India | Sourcing

Purpose:  

End to end accountability for managing Tier 2 (T2) supplier relationships in respective locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead end to end operations in the supplier group of dedicated T2, including material product creation, delivery, standards, and costing targets established by senior management; accountable for key performance indicators.
  • In alignment with global materials strategy, responsible for supplier strategic direction to support brand business objectives and product expectations, including support of material selection and commercialization.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness through high-level communication and coordination with adidas Group HQ departments, regional centers and suppliers from tech pack receipt to shipment.
  • Proactive leadership to identify, approve, and develop new vendors with the support of SEA, technical team leaders, and other departments supporting the vendor base.
  • Work with management and suppliers to implement supply chain initiatives as introduced by GSP, Continuous Improvement, Logistics, Sourcing and others.
  • Partner with T2 supply base to manage and provide solutions on Materials Quality issues in development and bulk production.
  • Monitor apparel material and colour quality management performance of all T2s to ensure compliance with adidas Group standards.
  • Oversee implementation of quality management and certification programs to ensure compliance by supply base.
  • Keep up to date on new technologies, sustainability initiatives and best business practices so that plans can be developed and implemented to improve supplier performance.
  • Work with suppliers’ technical team to ensure that bulk production mirrors the expectations set down in Range Management System.
  • Provide technical assessments of current and/or proposed material suppliers to determine manufacturing capability and ability to deliver the appropriate quality on-time (with detailed recommendations for changes)
  • Supervise the execution of Laboratory accreditation scheme between official accreditor and supplier in conjunction with Technical Services.   Key Relationships: 
  • T2 suppliers
  • Material Team at Creation Center / LO
  • Director Sourcing
  • Regional Materials Head  Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven success in apparel operations environment.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong knowledge of textile business.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), local languages an advantage.
  • Good IT-/EDP-skills including Excel and Word. Comfortable with learning internal Product Data Management systems   Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Degree or equivalent  in Textile Technology
  • At least 12 years progressive work experience in Fabrics & Trims sourcing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of textile business from supply and procurement perspective  
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Materials App (LO India)
Team Sourcing
Brand adidas
City Gurgaon
Location India
Number 199837
Position Type Full time
Date Aug-06, 2019
Relocation no

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