Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:
Drive the overall optimization of product value (engineered cost) and profitability.
Be a key contributor to Creation Center growth and profitability by gaining a full understanding of its business potential, anticipating requirements and proposing cost-based solutions to achieve Brand adidas objectives
In collaboration with Sourcing, Global Planning and Development, contribute to allocation strategies to ensure margin maximization in investigating potential of new sources and trade agreements for assigned global Business Unit
Ensure availability of costing performance results for global Business Unit at each key milestone for quantitative assessment to facilitate product value/margin/FOB discussion with cross-functional teams, recommend tactical actions/adjustment in season
Act as a consultant partner within the respective Creation Center team
Provide on demand day to day costing support within the respective Creation Center
Provide technical costing expertise to engineer product to cost and enable design to profitability
Strategically manage globally assigned cost drivers and develop an E2E costing framework to enable saving opportunities and ensure cost optimization by creating a fact based and predictable costing environment
Develop costing tools and deliver training programs to Marketing, Design and Development to optimize product value and align target and cost and throughout the product creation process
Support the definition and the monitoring of product costing performance and costing process performance at the key development stages by setting the framework, the KPIs and the communication process
Support development or enhancement of systems and process to ensure costing requirements are met and to improve costing performance
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of material construction
Strong understanding of cost drivers
Strong knowledge of production footwear construction and manufacturing
Expert knowledge of cost driver management within a supplier and the entire supply chain
Good understanding of end2end costing/sourcing process
Effective communication and negotiation skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Understanding of the respective vision and strategy for the brands. Ability to communicate to LO/OC/T1 the vision and strategy as well as success criteria needed from sourcing and T1 teams
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Strong IT skills (MS Office) and ability to work with Product Data Management Systems
Domestic and International Travel as required
Four-year college or university degree in clothing technology and/or manufacturing or comparable education
Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in footwear industry
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: Footwear Costing Manager
TEAM: Product Development
Contract Type: Full time
Date: Oct 9, 2020