Adidas Group Jobs: Merchandising Manager | Assistant Manager

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Merchandising Manager Category, Apparel Sourcing

  • Merchandising Manager Category, Apparel Sourcing for Semarang Operations Center


  • Represent the business unit(s) for the assigned suppliers and oversee that key milestones of the product creation process are met between creation centres (CC) and suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the suppliers meet all key milestones and KPIs (Key Performance Indicator) of the product creation process on time and with quality for defined categories
  • Key involvement in the escalation of issues which cannot be resolved by CC and the supplier
  • Understand and implement all transfer policies ensuring product integrity (quality, aesthetics, cost) is maintained at all phases of the process with minimal or no delay in production timing
  • Ensure product is developed and engineered with focus on productivity and manufacturing efficiency without compromising product quality
  • Continuously build up category specific capabilities within the internal and supplier teams and be the spokesperson for the category in the supplier group / OC (Operations Center)
  • Work with manufacturers and suppliers in continuous upgrades of technical applications and processes including the development and implementation of new technologies
  • Drive effective teamwork by actively coaching and supporting internal and suppler team members to develop their skills and capabilities

Key Relationships

  • Suppliers
  • Brand Operations
  • Costing
  • Planning
  • Material
  • Manufacturing Excellence
  • Transport & Logistics

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To be derived from skills assessment

  • Management experience, including leading, developing and motivating people and building effective teams
  • Strong understanding of apparel manufacturing
  • Good understanding of costing principles
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Four year college or university degree
  • At least 5 years of related work experience in the apparel industry in a technical capacity with managerial experience

Assistant Manager, Tooling, Footwear Sourcing

  • Assistant Manager, Tooling, Footwear, Product Operations based in Serang Operations Center

Purpose / Key Responsibilities

  • Assists the Tooling Manager in ensuring that latest tooling technology is used to develop or commercialize adidas products according to the highest quality and industrial standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Assists the Tooling Manager to work with the Development / Commercialization Manager in ensuring that the tooling used in development and commercialization complies with the stated design and development specifications from headquarters
  • Supports the Tooling Manager to assist the Development / Commercialization Manager in ensuring that tooling
  • Incorporates latest technological developments
  • Adheres to specific development / commercialization timelines
  • Meets with adidas quality standards and cost efficiency objectives
  • Supports the Tooling Manager in working with mold shops and manufacturers in the continuous upgrade of technical applications and processes and implements them into the tooling facilities
  • Is aware of adidas brand mission and customer focus; has some knowledge of adidas history and understands the technical direction of the product range


  • Supports the Tooling Manager to track the tooling and tooling related processes with factory and mold shops; ensures that tooling development complies with the established development and commercialization timelines
  • Evaluates tech packages, technical drawings etc to check that they have been correctly processed and include all necessary information. Evaluates gauges, molds etc to ensure that they meet specifications and adidas quality standards
  • Supervises the Tooling Engineer on the central filing system for all technical drawings and relevant graded patterns
  • Supports the Tooling Manager with establishing standards for:
    • mold technology
    • CAD / CAM and software application
    • the grading system
    • quality check and correct tooling execution
    • process-oriented procedures
  • Initiates and participates in mold / engineering tear-down meetings and follow up communication for the findings among HQ, LO, factory and mold shop
  • Assists the Tooling Manager in ensuring health and safety requirements are met and SOE rules are implemented

Requisite Education / Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or related major
  • At least two years working experience in a technical engineering / mould making capacity
  • Strong knowledge of CAD / CAM processes and applications, handling related software’s
  • Knowledge on shoemaking processes and pattern engineering
  • Must be familiar with adidas policies regarding tooling standards, tooling costs, materials and components, and lab test standards

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree from educational entity preferably in related fields
  • Three years working experience in a technical engineering / mold making capacity
  • Fluent in English
Interested? Then join us and make a career by making a difference.
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