Director Head Office - BU Originals, temp. 12 months (m/w/d)

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION 

 

Create, drive and implement a strategic framework for respective BU based on the brand strategy framework. Lead BU project management and milestone preparation. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Create, drive and implement a strategic framework for BU in close alignment with given brand directions and shape the BU strategy (incl. consumer strategy) 

  • Support brand Strategy development 

  • Co-develop strategy with GM in close alignment with given brand directions 

  • Act as facilitator between BUs and functions within Brand, ensuring BU insights and requirements are considered in functional strategies (and vice versa) 

  • Lead and steer BU in building strategic business plans 

  • Conceptualize and monitor/influence strategic BU projects 

  • Provide guidance to BU where needed in implementation 

  • Monitor and influence strategic projects after conceptualization 

  • Check content alignment of BU collaborations with strategy 

  • Feedback and facilitate sharing of best practices or improvement ideas  

  • Brief research needs in close alignment with Brand Strategy to Intelligence Hub 

  • Lead and manage BU specific project portfolio 

  • Prepare GM for all brand milestones and other internal and external meetings as required 

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS 

 

Within BU  

  • BU GM/first line Close day-to-day collaboration 

 

Within Strategy/Head Office 

  • Brand Strategy Creation Close alignment to ensure BU strategy and projects in line with overall strategy (especially close collaboration during SBP/annual strategy planning) 

  • Intelligence Hub Frequent exchange of BU-relevant insights and collaboration on ad-hoc research for hot topics 

  • Strategy Delivery Alignment on vertical strategic projects 

 

Within the Brand Head Office 

  • BU MOPS spoke to ensure close alignment and collaboration on key BU and Brand milestones 

  • Global Brands project management to ensure alignment on project portfolio, deliverables for brand milestones, deliverables for Board meetings as required 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES  

 

  • Resolute and good problem solver 

  • Strong project management skills 

  • Fluent in English 

  • Strong market and industry awareness 

  • Good interpersonal skills 

  • Drive to succeed and deliver against expectations 

  • Ability to manage, develop and motivate internal and external project teams  

  • Strong presentation skills  

  • Strong conceptual understanding of brand/sub-brand/label building  

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

 

  • University degree in business/marketing (Master or MBA preferred) 

  • Proven experience in cross-functional and collaborative working (matrix organization) 

  • Functional: 8+ years of relevant work experience in marketing/brand (experience in finance is a plus) 

  • Proven track record across various functions, divisions or sub-labels (3+) respectively 

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Job Title:  Director Head Office - BU Originals, temp. 12 months (m/w/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Administrative
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  446862
Date:  Apr 26, 2022