Manager Virtual Materials Management

Taipei | Taiwan | Sourcing


Own virtual material management to ensure high quality virtual materials are created and delivered by supply (T2) through best practices to enable best class 3D asset creation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead virtual material creation (fabrics & trims) program at T2. Monitors T2s virtual material creation performance and initiates performance improvement plans to ensure high virtual material quality is delivered
  • Ensures continuous improvements of 3D tools used in adidas for the Sourcing organisation and suppliers in close collaboration with Sourcing & the headquarter
  • Initiates and drives 3D textures related technical proof of concepts for small to mid size technology innovations within Sourcing in close collaboration with headquarter
  • Support development of smart solutions for a smooth integration of virtual material with 3D tools.
  • Trains users within Sourcing (LO, T2s, etc.) on 3D tools and supports onboarding of new users to digital creation within Sourcing. Encourages and initiates best-practice sharing amongst 3D technology users in Sourcing and establishes platforms (e.g. season kick off, Virtualisation summit)
  • Supports end to end digital creation pilots with 3D expertise
  • Identifies opportunities to link digital creation data to innovative manufacturing concepts (e.g. digital printing, 3D printing, knitting, TFP, etc.) and supports implementation

Key Relationships: 

  • Product Operations (Strategy & Projects, PCT)
  • Sourcing Operations
  • adidas Liaison Offices (Merchandisers, Technical Services)
  • Global & local IT (LO IT, Sourcing HQ IT)
  • Futures
  • External soft- & hardware vendors

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge/skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & 3D rendering & texturing tools solutions e.g. Modo, Maya, Blender, xTex etc.
  • Basic knowledge in Apparel 3D software (V-Stitcher, CLO, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge in apparel product creation tools (e.g. PLM) is a plus
  • Good knowledge in virtual material (soft good) e.g. textile.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Fluent in English spoken and in writing, Chinese preferred

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • University Degree or comparable education as 3D artist, media informatics, mechanical engineer or computer graphics
  • Minimum 3-5 years related 3D Rendering or 3D Material work experience
  • TA14
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Virtual Materials Management
Team Sourcing
Brand adidas
Location Taipei
Country Taiwan
Number 186402
Position Type Full time
Date Nov-20, 2018
Relocation no

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