Somewhere, in one of our workshops right now, the future is taking shape. We are constantly working to redefine the way clothing and footwear transforms the pitch, court or course.
This is what drives us : the feeling of discovery and the urge to innovate. When we create a product that makes our hearts beat faster, we know we™re onto something.
If this sounds inspiring, you might be one of us : Someone who loves to create the present, as well as shape the future.
There™s a reason adidas has been at the forefront of defining sport for more than 60 years : We never stand still. Everyday, we work to improve everything we create.
At adidas, interesting, amazing and inspiring aren™t just ideas. They are what we do every single day.
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
Manage and support assigned LO costing projects and support identification and implementation of costing process & best practice across shoes factories (T1) or key suppliers
T2), to achieve sustainable and competitive cost for adidas footwear business.
Drive and lead costing system implementation, best (or worst) practice identification, and / or enhancement programs within and across the LO's to support operational efficiency
Key Responsibilities :
lead (as needed) the implementation and the maintenance of the new costing approach for Footwear Costing 2.0 as well as any new project phase resulting from Costing 2.
0 review in the responsible LO.
Support and coordinate costing standardization projects as agreed with LO Costing head, to ensure consistency and set project deliverables are met by defined seasonal deadline
Identify project / process opportunities & best practice which can be leveraged at a LO level, submit to costing head for approval and lead initiative until implementation following a structured and professional methodology.
Drive and lead new costing systems such as PDM / FCT / TDM / CP / Procost testing, rolling out and training within the responsible LO through collaborating with Processes and Projects team, LOC and T1 costing.
Perform any necessary FOB analysis as requested from LOC head.
Creation and maintenance of costing training material and conduct global or LO costing training as requested.
Key Relationships :
Processes and Projects Costing
LO operation team
LO operation team
Strategic Costing & Analytics
Knowledge Skills and Abilities :
Strong analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
Strong knowledge of product construction and manufacturing
Strong understanding of cost drivers
Good understanding of end2end costing / sourcing process
Strong IT skills (MS Office) and ability to work with Product Data Management Systems
Effective communication skills.
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
Relevant four-year college or university degree.
Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in relevant industry
Strong influencing skills and interpersonal skills to effectively operate in a matrix organisation and drive cross-functional collaboration for Costing initiatives