Director, Project Management, Football WC 2022/23 APAC

In view of the current global pandemic related to COVID-19 and the increased visa and border restrictions, we are unable to extend offers to candidates who are not currently in the physical location where this role will be based. As a result, we will be prioritising applications who are able to start work in Singapore within a set timeframe. We will be reviewing our position constantly and will make the necessary adjustments where appropriate. Thank you for your continued interest in a career at adidas.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The project director  Football WC2022 and 2023 will cocreate together with the WC2022/ 2023 project lead the structure, tracking plans and workstreams that will bring to life the APAC success factors prior, during and after the WC2022/2023.

Will act as the main connection point with Global WC project to align milestones, provide feedback and support weekly/monthly/ quarterly reports and presentations to SLT and board.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Following the GLOBAL existing framework, structure and operative rhythm from EURO2020, articulate WC2022/23 project following Global workstreams and APAC priorities.
  • Use APAC PMO tracking tools and supportive systems that allows each workstream to follow up, report and consolidate key outcomes following defined timelines.
  • Prepare APAC reports and exec briefs per workstream to be included in SLT and Global consolidated info packs.
  • Be the first connection point between Global and APAC for WC2022/23 project management topics.
  • Collaborate with Global PMO and Project leads to create Monthly and quarterly reports for SLT and Board updates.
  • Create and follow up WC2022/23 activity calendar & planners in conjunction with Global.
  • Accelerate critical workstreams as per defined priorities.
  • Prepare reporting platforms 6 months before event to secure full visibility to APAC and Global per workstream and critical activities during the event.
  • Consolidate information per area and workstream to [with Global] create the final reporting pack after the event.
  • Prepare after action reports in an organized and detailed manner securing information integrity and knowledge transfer for the next brand event.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Passionate about sports, preferably Football.
  • Leadership skills, Collaborative, Strategic planning and Commercial acumen to build a category strategy and effectively drive its execution
  • PMO or Business development experience required.
  • Cross functional marketing knowledge and market experience and strong understanding of Retail, eCom and WHS channels in sporting goods, fashion or other youth culture brands.
  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mind-set, ability to think end-to-end
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Commercial acumen: Very good numerical and analytical skills
  • Good experience in managing cross-functional projects.
  • Good communication (both written and verbal), presentation and facilitation skills (small and large groups)
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required


 Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Recognized Degree in Business, with Marketing and sales focus or equivalent professional experience
  • Possess at least 7-10 years of project management experience in large scale strategic projects
  • +2 years of managing / interacting with a diverse team (including remote operation)
  • Good communication skills & strong presentation skills
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), proficient in MS Office

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Job Title:  Director, Project Management, Football WC 2022/23 APAC

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Singapore
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  01
Country/Region:  SG
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  397654
Date:  Jan 15, 2022