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Adidas America Manager SEA, Field Operations (7-month Temp) in Guangzhou, China

Manager SEA, Field Operations (7-month Temp)

Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs

Position/Job Title: SEAManager

Department : Social & Environmental Affairs

Direct Reporting Line : Senior Manager or Director, SEA

Indirect/Second Reporting Line :

Subsidiary/Country : adidas Sourcing Ltd.

Location: Guangzhou

Personnel managed : None


  1. Conduct compliance audit to adidas suppliers mainly in footwear, garment and accessory industrials for both Tier 1 and material Tier 2.

  2. Update audit reports in the shared platform (i.e FFC)

  3. Identify the areas of risk to adidas in respect of working conditions and standards. Provide to the Line Manager recommendations in respect of those risks, based on legal obligations and SEA requirements

  4. Other temporary tasks assigned by Line Manager.

Communication/Customer Contact

Internal interactions within SEA department.


Academics & Training Background

  1. University Degree in Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety, Human Resource Management, Law or related Fieldsare preferrable.

  2. At least 5 years of progressive experience in manufacturing industry with focus on compliance, or at least three years’ experience in the areas of compliance audit in brand’s compliance team or in auditing firm.

  3. Written Communication - be able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

  4. Language – Knowledge of local language and dialects in country of operation. Fluent written and spoken English.

Further Requirement


  1. The job requires hands on experience in the field.

  2. Frequent travel in the designated country is essential. Be able to work in industrial environment.

  3. Be able to trouble shoot issues, identify risks, and manage crises.

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

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.

Job Title: Manager SEA, Field Operations (7-month Temp)

Brand: adidas

Location: Guangzhou

TEAM: Legal / SEA

State: 44

Country/Region: CN

Contract Type: Temp

Number: 300655

Date: Feb 22, 2021