Director Product Ownership-Connectivity Security

Director Product Ownership - Connectivity Security



We believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives. To change lives, we must build direct relationships with our consumers and to do this we need the very best IT foundation in place provided by our Tech Core team.





Our Director Connectivity Security will leverage deep technology expertise bringing our internal network to the next security level. In this role you will be leading a global team people across our IT locations and take responsibility for the foundation delivery and operation of our sophisticated and cutting-edge IT Connectivity Infrastructure Security. This includes next-gen firewalls, SASE, ADC, WAF and VPN related topics for over 2000 Retail and 1000 office locations. This person will act as a sparring partner and Connectivity counterpart to our InfoSec team and business areas within adidas on global level.



  • You will be accountable for making tactical day-to-day and long-term strategic decision and activities performed by the team on global level
  • You will lead and develop a highly skilled global team of Security Specialists and Engineers leading them through a product led transformation to become a truly agile and product centric team.
  • You will be a key enabler of our Digital transformation strategy
  • You will be responsible for the integration and management of all Network Security implementation activities required for delivering product installation
  • You will partner cross functionally as required, to develop and install customized product solutions for Network Security and ensure the delivery of world-class networking
  • You will identify and mitigates high-level risks and manage and diffuse escalations
  • You will be responsible for review and approval of proposed business and allocates resources based on the project demand




  • Minimum 7 years of experience in related field
  • Strong Security and Network knowledge and background, ideally with Firewall, SASE, ADC, WAF and VPN  
  • Leadership experience in a technical advanced and high paced IT environment
  • Proven Track Record of leading a large global network footprint and IT personal in a likewise industry
  • Cisco / CheckPoint certification or strong experience working in a Cisco / Checkpoint certified organization would be a advantage
  • Strong vision regarding IT Transformation to bring the organization on the next level
  • Clear understanding on technical product management / Product led IT organization
  • Demonstrates a very high level of confidence and collaboration by setting high expectations for personal by building high performance teams
  • Demonstrates ability to influence stakeholders & management to drive standardization and transformations in a complex, global scale organization.
  • Experienced in managing business & service relationship with global network solution providers across the globe.
  • Has the desire to learn and grow as a leader and the ability inspire and empower others to deliver and contribute.
  • Strong understanding and a clear vision of next-generation IT Infrastructure (NGI).




You will join us as a full team member enriching our IT leadership team and capabilities to even better push forward with more projects to make adidas a better place. Together and individually, we will use, contribute and release open source. You will be working in a flexible and family friendly environments. We have Product discounts, Sport activity allowances and other benefits that you’ll love. 




Check out the adidas developer portal to see our latest projects, platforms and tech stacks: https://adidas.github.io/

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 Product Ownership-Connectivity Security

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Zaragoza
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  Z
Country/Region:  ES
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  352135
Date:  Aug 27, 2021