Senior Manager Costing APP

Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam | Production


  • Drive overall costing performance of the LO through implementation of Global Apparel Costing process and standards, assure company go-in margin targets are met by supporting the development teams, and optimize landed costs through a clear understanding of economic trends and trade opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide costing leadership within the LO to ensure Creation Centers receive accurate information according to the costing calendar timelines
  • Implement strategic costing direction in the LO set by Regional Costing Director in partnership with LO Country Manager and LO DOMs.
  • Lead the PCM - Production Costing Manager(s)- in the LO by setting clear objectives and providing the necessary guidance to improve factory’s capabilities towards fact based costing
  • Train and support Merchandising teams and T1s in the understanding and application of the SMV costing framework, cost drivers (e.g. Yield, Print, LOH, etc), policies and process, including application of consistent, accurate and transparent cost sheets  
  • Build, manage and roll out Costing Standards within the LO to achieve a fact based, transparent and sustainable costing. Improve the costing performance, efficiency and effectiveness of the T1, and ensure factory specific costing strategies are successfully implemented
  • Drive compliance and improvement of global costing policies and procedures
  • Support the LO Manufacturing Excellence team on all process improvement initiatives that impact product cost, efficiency and overheads (example:  Method standardization, Engineer to Cost, GASA, Lean, etc)
  • Lead and manage communication of LO costing reports at key development milestones
  • Strong understanding of all components affecting landed cost calculation including relevant duty rates by selling region and awareness of trade agreements relevant to production region
  • Provide economic trend information, including labor rates, inflation, exchange rates and government policy change, necessary to formulate sourcing strategies, global costing policies, and costing tools

Key Relationships: 

  • Director Costing APP
  • VP/Senior Director Sourcing APP
  • Merchandising team
  • Manufacturing Excellence team
  • Global and regional Sourcing Costing team
  • Suppliers’ Costing teams

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of country, regional and global cost drivers – specific to the apparel industry
  • Solid analytical and systematic approach to consolidating and communicating information
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and drive change
  • Good understanding of both domestic and international apparel operations
  • Strong presentation, communication, negotiation, and strong analytical skills
  • Fluency in English

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree, or technical degree with major focus in apparel textile or manufacturing
  2. At least 6 years of progressive experience in the apparel industry with costing responsibility
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Costing APP
Team Production
Brand adidas
Location Ho Chi Minh City
Country Vietnam
Number 188515
Position Type Full time
Date Jan-03, 2019
Relocation no

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