Director Vendor Operations APP


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Director Vendor Operations APP



Manage the relationship between adidas  and Group/Regional Strategic vendor and/or Core/Specialist vendors. Lead the overall business of the Operation Center/designated factory or factory groups ensuring that adidas apparel objectives are met.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead end to end operations in the vendors (including all vendor Country of Origins), to ensure product creations (including development, material, costing, quality) are met by the company standards and objectives
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with the supplier management teams to ensure quick resolution of issues as well as engage them in the overall company strategy
  • Own all KPI performance of the managed vendors
  • Provide input and regular update of  information necessary for allocation to  support the allocation process
  • Drive company supply chain initiatives, programs and projects (such as ME, CI, GASA, and T1/T2 alignment) to improve apparel and supplier capabilities
  • Drive continuous improvement techniques and tools as well as challenge existing standards and procedures in order to be industry leading
  • Ensure all operations comply with relevant local laws respecting human rights, health and safety of all employees and environment
  • Continually develop a strong team and foster teamwork between internal and T1 teams.
  • Build a lean and effective organisation structure. Ensure adequate training and development is in place to meet the needs of the organisation. Take a leading role in succession planning developing our future talents internally wherever possible with local hires


Key Relationships: 

  • Supplier Senior Management
  • Brand Operations
  • Production and Planning
  • Costing
  • SEA
  • Global Supply Planning
  • Manufacturing Innovation
  • Transport, Logistics and Customs


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Management experience, including leading, developing and motivating people and building effective teams
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Strategic thinking and result orientation
  • Strong understand of the apparel business
  • Strong planning & organizing skills
  • Pro-active approach and thinking outside of the box
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree from educational entity preferably in related fields
  • Minimum 10 years experience in apparel Industry
  • Experience on Product Creation / Execution
Location:  Bangkok
Country:  Thailand
Team:  Sourcing
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Full time
Number:  171887
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