Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
This is a key in-house strategy position for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented future leader who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.
Shape Global Operations strategy. Own a project portfolio and ensure delivery of major change initiatives across functions
Support vision creation and roadmap for global implementation of solutions and tools and set strategic direction for roll-out of capabilities across brands
Build and cultivate high performance team
Represent the brand of Strategy & Programs to Global Operations community and beyond
Key Responsibilities :
Support Global Operations strategy development process and project portfolio prioritization with VP of Product in Global Operations Strategy & Programs
Anticipate and capitalize on opportunities for transformation within Global Operations
Own and manage a project portfolio that drives change in the Global Operations
Lead multiple (senior) project managers to deliver projects in alignment with strategic direction
Effectively deploy team and project resources to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
Lead communication to sponsors and senior management through effective story telling
Support Global Operations Strategy & Programs people strategy definition and ensure growth and development of team members
Perform line manager role on direct reports (e.g. recruiting, performance management, team approvals, team budget control)
Key Relationships :
Lead project activities and partner with stakeholders
Steer and encourage discussions with x-functional stakeholders to ensure adequate and timely alignment on proposed direction(s)
Independently identify and manage (senior) stakeholder group, establish solid working relationship and steer communication
Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions :
POPS and Sourcing (Creation functions, Footwear, Apparel and A&G sourcing, etc.)
Markets (SCM and Sales functions)
Marketing (horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
GOPS (Global IT, SCM, etc.)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Soft skills :
End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
Creative, energetic personality, able to influence the agenda
Decisive, taking ownership and leadership appearance
Track record on coaching, talent and team management
Experience in multi-cultural and cross-divisional management
Hard skills :
Advance leadership and management training
Excellent presentation and story-telling skills
Proven track records in managing large teams and / or external consultant
Ability to launch large-scale projects and proven track records of strategic project management experience, advanced understanding of business process management, methodologies, and principles
Business acumen and in-depth knowledge on Sourcing and / or operation related processe
People management skills :
Lead and direct team of (senior) project managers
Handle all related line management responsibility
Coach and mentor team members with people development plan
Foster a highly motivational and encourage highly diverse working environment
Instills a team culture in which all important issues are discussed openly and constructively
Support definition and drive people strategy (e.g. recruitment)
Empowers individual team members and generates a can-do culture
Ambassadorship across network
Requisite Education and Qualifications :
Between 7-8 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. top tier consulting, project management, apparel / fashion, supply chain management, background)
Within which 1-2 years proven track record of large scale project / program management experience; direct report / team management a plus
University degree, PMP and lean sigma certification preferred
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.