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Adidas America Manager Sustainability Materials FW in Guangzhou, China

Manager Sustainability Materials FW

Manager Materials Sustainability FW (T1 execution)

Area: Footwear Sourcing

Department : FootwearSourcing Operations

Direct Reporting Line : Director, Material Planning FW

Subsidiary/Country : adidas Sourcing Limited

Location: Liaison Office

GSMS Grade: M4

Personnel managed : No



Manage and execute the implementation of the sustainability projects at Tier 1 suppliers with primary focus on Product Traceability, and also on material availability improvement

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the Product Traceability execution at T1 level in collaboration with the Footwear Materials Sustainability Team within designated country of origin.

  • On-boarding of T1 supplier into relevant sustainability projects with primary focusing on Product Traceability

  • Execute the Training Roll of Sustainable product traceability with standardized processes/procedures into the T1 base.

  • Govern and audit Tier 1 suppliers performance of implementation and execution of processes.

  • Managing Sustainable Material projects implementation into Tier 1 suppliers to ensure KPI’s of Sustainable material projects are achieved.

  • Be the first line of support in case of system/process troubleshooting for T1’s

  • Lead the Continuous Improvement and feedback process to ensure T1 relevant feedback is considered in system and process enhancements.

  • Maintain a strong network of relationships with Tier 1 suppliers to build up knowledge for Product Traceability.

  • Act as the execution expert to cooperate with same function in different country of origin for standardized execution.

  • Execute material availability improvement strategic initiatives and tactical operations on day-to-day basis-

Key Relationships:

  • Footwear LO planning teams

  • Sustainability team FW Materials

  • Footwear LO operation teams

  • Apparel and A&G sustainability counterparts

  • Footwear Tier 1 suppliers


  • Effective communication and negotiation skills

  • Strategic thinking and result orientation

  • Strong data analytics with tools (e.g. excel, Alteryx)

  • Strong Knowledge of Footwear Planning

  • Knowledge of Footwear Tier 1 PO procurement process

  • Strong Execution and Implementation skills

  • Pro-active approach and thinking outside of the box

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Prerequisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year university degree

  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience in Footwear manufacturing planning /procurement

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 Sustainability Materials FW

Brand: adidas

Location: Guangzhou

TEAM: Sourcing

State: 44

Country/Region: CN

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 305848

Date: Feb 22, 2021