Addidas Group Sialkot, Pakistan
Jun 08, 2017Full time
Purpose: Work or guide the team to work closely with internal functional teams and vendors to well manage the entire direct or non-direct development process and sample/bulk production quality of assigned vendors by monitoring the relevant E2E process and executing company standards, aiming to make sure adidas-Group products are consistently developed & delivered to meet or exceed customer expectations. Key Responsibilities: Development Manage/monitor the DD/non-DD development process from design to release of bulk production focusing on prototype sampling, costing, testing, and quality control to ensure development is completed up to adidas standards and targets before defined buy ready date. Working with vendors and internal functional teams to ensure all development objectives are met and to build up good relationship with the counterparts to streamline the development flow and communication chains among all key stakeholders. Proactively work with vendors and internal functional teams to provide DFM (Design for Manufacturing) DFP, (Design for Profitability) suggestions, valuable material/product innovation proposals, cost saving proposals and other proposals on workmanship and construction during development process. Well manage vendors to ensure products are 100% developed in line with company quality & test standards, and make sure 100% achievement of the assigned development relevant KPIs such as sample delivery, on time Buy Ready, target price, etc. Ensure development systems are well maintained by vendors; give training to vendors on system upgrade or new systems. Production Own and deliver on vendor delivery and speed KPIs. Organize the Pre-Production Meetings for assigned product categories and suppliers to ensure the quality of bulk productions fully complied with the defined product quality standards. Closely work in a quality driven manner with internal functional teams and vendors in order to secure the consistent quality of production environment, production processes and finished goods. Make sure the implementation of the standards and measures which ensure quality is involved in each single production step and flowing across the whole production process to achieve the quality performance target assigned by the company. Handle customer claims or returns and analyse the reasons of defects in order to eradicate duplication and favour right first time. Support SEA team to make sure SEA policies/rules are well implemented by all T1 factories. Drive T1 vendors to initiate ME solution aiming to increase the production efficiency or secure product quality, also support T1 vendors to achieve the assigned ME targets. Team and People management Manage and balance team’s job assignment Support and guide team members in solving problems and seeking ways to improve skills and performance Support the line manager in streamlining operational processes in collaboration with internal functional teams and vendors to faithfully carry out company strategy and achieve product operation targets. Create or update various development/production relevant SOP and policies to adapt to the evolving business environment and company targets. Conduct relevant training to teams/vendors on a rolling basis targeting at executing and delivering the excellence of production and quality.