Business Process Manager

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


 As a Business Manager system and Projects, you are responsible for management of system changes, data integrity between systems and supporting processes. In this role you will lead initiatives associated with improved demand planning processes, planning tools & management reports as well as support their execution once operational


Key Responsibilities:


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  • Lead & manage the gathering of business requirements & engage key resources in identifying, developing & implementing new processes & reporting capabilities
  • Manage the development of business cases for process & system enhancements
  • Track & report on progress related to implementations
  • Ensure data integrity between our planning tools, reporting systems & downstream SCM system.
  • Coordinate & support in the development of documentation, testing & training related to process management activities
  • Identify & leverage opportunities to continuously improve the quality of data management processes & systems
  • Support Deployment & SCM partners with APO management and improvement.
  • Manage all identified system challenges via ASPEN tool & work with local & Global IT teams to escalate & resolve as required
  • Provide leadership & consultation for direct reports through the sharing of best practice techniques & mentoring fostering a people first culture
  • Role model & live our Leadership Framework, drive on our ‘play to win’ culture through creativity, collaboration, & confidence.
  • Champion diversity within the team & continue to build a culture of inclusion, belonging & awareness. 



  • Implement Multichannel/omnichannel processes & system enhancements in adidas US, Carlsbad & Canada
  • Support the Design, Build & rollout together with global teams the relevant capabilities for adidas, with particular focus on the US, Carlsbad & Canada
  • Collaborate with RBK US to build efficiencies & share best practices in both brands/teams



Improved measurement & management of all relevant Inventory KPI’s:


  • APO to AFS
  • DPA



Key Relationships:


  • Demand Planning Teams in US, CA, and Carlsbad/Boston
  • Supply Chain (Purchasing, Deployment, Customer Service, Order Fulfilment)
  • Global Supply Planning
  • Marketing Operations
  • Local & Global IT departments (SCM, TRADE, AFS, RMA, MSTR BI)
  • Finance (Commercial Finance, Marketing Finance, FP&A)
  • Retail (Buying & Allocation)
  • Global Product Team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience in promoting a fair & team-first environment, where everyone is empowered to openly contribute
  • People management skills including influential leadership skills, coaching, motivating & developing direct reports
  • Ability to manage complex situations & challenges
  • Excellent collaboration skills with proven project management skills both in approach & execution of small-medium scale projects
  • Ability to think end to end
  • Ability to influence
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong change management skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel, Office (PP, Word)
  • Proficient level of understanding of the end to end planning processes & systems landscape in the adidas group
  • Good logical/critical thinking skills with an aptitude for determining root cause

•     Experience with data analysis, quality, cleaning & extraction / validation tools

•     Ability to translate user requirements into technical specifications & systems

  • Fluent in English in writing & speaking



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Qualified to Bachelor’s Degree level or equivalent relevant experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in a Finance, Supply Chain, Demand Planning or a similar field
  • Experience in the sporting goods industry preferred

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:  Business Process Manager

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  358086
Date:  Oct 17, 2021