Director PMO & Strategic Planning, Business Development

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Execution of adidas Japan organization’s operational and commercial strategies by managing key initiatives, projects and cross-functional projects


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 Senior Director Business Development
    Business Support
  • Support General Manager/ Senior Vice President 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

  • Support in the development of strategic presentations and business planning documents to senior management team
  • Support in the development 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)
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Previous experience in project management
  • 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 5-7 years’ experience in relevant management advisory, project management and change management in a multi-brand organization or consultancy
  • Fluent in English and at least intermediate level in Japanese preferred
  • Expert in PowerPoint
  • Advanced in Excel
  • Intermediate in statistics and modelling knowledge
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for sports

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Job Title:  Director PMO & Strategic Planning, Business Development

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  13
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  224628