(Senior)Director Project Management


Senior Director Supply Chain Projects



Area:                                                                                       Global Operations

Department:                                                                           Strategy and Programs

Direct Reporting Line:                                                           VP Supply Chain Strategy & Programs  

Indirect/secondary reporting line:                                       N/A

Subsidiary / country                                                               China  

Location:                                                                                 Shanghai                    

GSMS Grade:                                                                                             M1

Number of Personnel Managed:                                           Yes

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility:          No




Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


This is a key in-house strategy position for an organized, passionate, and goal-oriented leader who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.

  • Shape Supply Chain Strategy with focus on Greater China market (GCA)    
  • Develop vision and roadmap for global implementation of solutions and tools and set strategic direction for roll-out of capabilities across brands
  • Build and cultivate high performance team
  • Represent the brand of Strategy & Projects to Global Operations community and beyond


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support overall representation of Supply Chain Strategy & Programs in Greater China  and beyond
  • Anticipate and capitalize on opportunities for transformation within Supply Chain and GOPs
  • Drive Supply Chain strategy development process and project portfolio prioritization with Product Senior Leadership
  • Own and manage a program, project portfolio that drives change in GCA Supply Chain organization
  • Lead multiple (senior) project managers to deliver program, projects in alignment with strategic direction
  • Effectively deploy team and program, project resources to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • Drive GOPS S&P people strategy definition and ensure growth and development of team members
  • Perform line manager role on direct reports (e.g. recruiting, performance appraisal, team approvals, team budget control)



Key Relationships:

  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure directions are validated, prioritized, aligned and implementation support is provided
  • Independently identify and manage wide network of stakeholders, forge deep relationships across the business, and implement communication strategy
  • Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions:
    • Global SCM
    • Product (Creation functions, Footwear, Apparel and A&G product ops, etc.)
    • Sales
    • Marketing (horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
    • Global and local IT
    • Corporate functions (e.g. legal, finance & performance management)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Soft skills:

  • Thought leader with a competitive spirit
  • Compelling executive presence and excellent communication skills with proven ability to motivate, network and influence across business levels effectively
  • Creative, energetic, visionary, able to influence thinking on effective strategies across all levels of the business


Hard skills:

  • Strong leadership profile covering advance management and communication
  • Proven track record on human resource (e.g. talent management) 
  • Industry proven track record on mobilizing organization and driving large-scale projects and change programs
  • Ability to steer and influence the agenda, priorities of the organization


People management skills:

  • Lead and direct team of (senior) project managers
  • Handle all related line management responsibility

       •  Coach and mentor team members with people development plan

       •  Foster a highly motivational and encourage highly diverse working environment

              •  Instil a team culture to discuss topics openly and constructively

      •  Support definition and drive people strategy (e.g. recruitment)

      •  Empowers individual team members and generates a can-do culture

      •  Manage the HR interface

      •  Ambassadorship across network


Requisite Education and Qualifications: 

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. top tier consulting, project management, apparel/fashion, supply chain management, background)
  • Within which 3+ years of proven track record of large scale project / program management experience; direct report / team management mandatory
  • University degree, PMP and lean sigma certification preferred, MBA is a plus

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:  (Senior)Director Project Management

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Global Operations
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  286573
Date:  May 3, 2021