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Director, PMO & Strategic Planning

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION:

•    Contribute to the execution of the adidas Japan organization’s operational and commercial strategies by managing key initiatives, projects and cross-functional projects; be an active team member in cross-functional teams
•    Support the mid-/long-term planning of the business 
•    Contribute to the management of both business and organizational changes through all aspects of change management including internal communication

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Project Management
•    Support during initiation phase and project reporting on strategic & operational Projects
•    Responsibility of driving the Strategic projects within adidas Japan and ensuring project execution in terms of timelines and deliverables
•    Communicate PMO dashboard and project details when required to the Japan Executive Team regarding the strategic projects in a consistent and effective manner in alignment with the Sr. Director Business Development

Business Support
•    Support Managing Director and senior management team in facilitating strategic priorities, monitoring and reporting business KPIs to key stakeholders, deep-diving on strategical key issues

Strategic Planning process 
•    Support & drive the local Strategic Business Planning (SBP) process (e.g., document development, local alignment, global submissions, communication packages), for the future 2-5 year period 

•    Support other regular and ad-hoc strategic planning activities (e.g., MBR, quarterly strategy offsites, workshops, individual briefings) 

Strategic documents development 
•    Develop strategic presentations and business planning documents to senior mgmt team 
•    Drive the development of executive/board level presentations and reports, including Japan/ BU / functional strategy communication & updates and YTD cross-functional business updates 

Data analysis and decision support 
•    Develop financial and quantitative models relevant to strategy planning (e.g., business simulation, revenue projection, market share development, financial statement analysis) 

•    Synthesize data and prepare analysis to support senior management decision-making on priority topics (typically working cross-functionally) 


KPI: 
•    Proper management of projects in terms of timelines and deliverables 
•    Management of overall project portfolio
•    Quality of leading project meetings and the preparation for these meetings
•    Effectiveness and leadership for solving issues relation to projects
•    Overall business impact 

 

KEY RELATIONSHIP:

•    Sales Channels (Retail, WHS, ECOM)
•    Brand adidas

•    Brand Reebok
•    Finance 
•    IT

•    SCM

•    HR
•    Global/ APAC Business Development


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 
•    Previous experience in project management
•    Previous experience within the international sporting goods and/or apparel and footwear industry
•    Demonstrated knowledge of business KPIs and ability to work with numbers
•    Ability to turn vision and plans into action
•    Strong collaboration skills with the ability to create effective, deep and successful working relationships across all levels of the organization and multiple departments
•    Leadership capabilities of driving a team forward and tackle issues or hurdles
•    Understanding of change management processes
•    Good communication and written skills
•    Team player and can work independently with confidence in making decisions
•    Always open to new ideas and embrace change with creativity

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•    University degree in Business studies, Marketing, Communications or equivalent professional experience, ideally in Sales and/or Marketing
•    At least 8 years’ experience in relevant management advisory, project management and change management in a multi-brand organization or consultancy
•    Fluent in English
•    Expert Power Point user 
•    Advanced Excel user 
•    Intermediate statistics and modelling knowledge 
•    Strong communication skills 
•    Fluent written and spoken English
•    At least intermediate level in Japanese preferred
•    Passion for sports
 

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:  Director, PMO & Strategic Planning

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  13
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  300190
Date:  Feb 9, 2021