Manager Pattern App

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Product Development

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Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Manages the pattern creation process for BU CORE in collaboration with Creation Centre  teams - Design, Marketing, Product Operations - and T1. Manage strategic direction for the Modular business model in BU Core including pattern reduction, yield efficiency and the transition to Digital creation. Support CORE strategy and global framework by driving processes, standards and methodologies in collaboration with Marketing, Design, Fabric and M.E (Manufacturing Excellence)to achieve modular goals and objectives  to achieve a consistent brand identity through Quality, Speed and Value for CORE products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and drives the basic pattern selection process, and understands CORE Apparel needs to determine future basic pattern requirements.
  • Drives the Global Basic Pattern process, consistent fit and pattern reduction in modular.
  • Develop new basic and new model patterns, drive the pattern creation with X-functional partners based on market requirements; maintains the information in the product creation system and ensures that new patterns are wear tested as needed.
  • Works on an ongoing basis on new solutions to reach creative pattern goals, by using new methods and systems and/or new constructions
  • Understands and considers relationship between pattern/material/features and usage/yields for transition to digital creation.
  • Supports Digital Pattern projects, including tool development and smart solutions to enable the future of Digital and CORE.
  • Assist to develop and implement processes and frameworks relating to BU CORE in Patterns and development.
  • Support Modular Development team with PCT trainings, Newsletter creation and compliance audits on CORE products .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent understanding of Modular and its key principles  features, fabrics and compliance.
  • Understanding in advanced knowledge in pattern creation and grading with the ability to provide effective and cost efficient pattern solutions and an understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate designs on model level in regards to pattern execution/engineering
  • Knowledge of material construction and related testing
  • Knowledge of wear and physical product testing 
  • Confident in all aspects of production,  garment construction and manufacturing
  • Strong costing and negotiation skills
  • Effective communication, team player and ability to teach others
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong IT skills (All Microsoft programmes  ) and ability to work with Product Data Management Systems
  • Advanced skills in Gerber or similar CAD programs
  • Advanced knowledge in V-Stitcher or similar 3D programs

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

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

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Pattern App
Team Product Development
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 178689
Position Type Full time
Date Jul-02, 2018
Relocation no

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adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry with the core brands adidas and Reebok. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach /Germany, the company employs more than 56,000 people across the globe and generated sales of € 21 billion in 2017. In Greater China, the company employs more than 5,700 people and generated sales of over € 3.7 billion in 2017. adidas China was founded in 1997 and headquartered in Shanghai, one of adidas’ six key cities across the globe. With a population of 24 million, Shanghai is the largest city in China – and eighth largest in the world. It's the country's most important center for culture, commerce, and industry. Sometimes referred to as the "Paris of the East'," Shanghai prides itself for being a fashion capital as well. Shanghai is also the headquarter of adidas Asia-Pacific market which is crucial to achieving the brand’s mission to be the best sports company in the world.

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  • Working Hours

    8.30 - 6.30
  • On-Site Doctor

  • Retirement Plan

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  • Company Events

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  • On-Site Sports Facilities Pitch, Running-Track, Gym

  • Local Population Source: Vereinte Nationen

    14,35 Millions
  • Number of Employees at this location PVG - Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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