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Assistant Manager, Product Creation Technologies & Tooling



Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023


  • Assisting to execute tooling sourcing strategies, perform audits, and certify local footwear mold vendors capability, availability and enhancing quality performance.
  • Assisting to deploy new and innovative tooling creation technologies that shorten lead times, driven automation, bring cost competitiveness and enhancing mold quality.
  • In collaboration with tooling operations to ensure tooling development & commercialization compliant with the brand designs, performance, timelines, and quality requirements.
  • Support digital creation scope related tasks.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support to execute tooling sourcing strategies ,peform audit certify adidas tooling capability and peformance enable tooling availbility respond business scope.
  • Implement new and innovative tooling creation technologies in term of driven sustainability, technological capability, product security, supply based reliability and bring cost competitiveness.
  • In collaboration with Operations Managers and tooling teams balanece the tooling allocation seasonally enbale optimize mold vendors’ capacity, neutral product complexity smoonthen sole production.
  • Coordinate with SEA team regarding health and safety requirements and compliance in mold shops.
  • Establish, review and updated (if required) standards, best practices, manuals, and process as needed in all areas.
  • Assisting Virtualization/Digital Creation process innovations & certify Tier 1 suppliers’ capability and performance of Virtualization/Digital Creation enable respond seasonal business scope.



Key Relationships:

  • Global Operation - Advance Creation Technology (ACT)
  • Sourcing Operation – Tooling team/Development Team
  • Tier 1 & Tier 2 & mold shop
  • Machinery, Chemical & Technology vendors


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, flexibility, tenacity, eagerness to learn
  • Proactive approach towards problem solving and ability to work independently to deliver projects
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Basic understanding in the fields of computer graphics (CG), CAD/CAM, design applications (both 2D and 3D) and digital data analysis
  • Technical and analytical skills to address challenges, specifically in the areas of digital tools for product creation
  • Excellent English language proficiency; multi-lingual abilities in local languages preferred.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University or College degree
  • At least 1-3 years experience in CAD/CAM or 3D modelling
  • At least 1-3 years experience in Tooling Industry