Director Project Management (Sustainability), Strategy and Programs, Global Operations

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
This is a key in-house strategy position for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented future leader who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.
·    Shape Global Operations strategy. Own a project portfolio and ensure delivery of major change initiatives across functions
·    Support vision creation 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 & Programs to Global Operations community and beyond


Key Responsibilities:
·    Support Global Operations strategy development process and project portfolio prioritization with VP of Product in Global Operations Strategy & Programs
·    Anticipate and capitalize on opportunities for transformation within Global Operations
·    Own and manage a project portfolio that drives change in the Global Operations
·    Lead multiple (senior) project managers to deliver projects in alignment with strategic direction
·    Effectively deploy team and project resources to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
·    Lead communication to sponsors and senior management through effective story telling
·    Support Global Operations Strategy & Programs people strategy definition and ensure growth and development of team members
·    Perform line manager role on direct reports (e.g. recruiting, performance management, team approvals, team budget control)

Key Relationships:
·    Lead project activities and partner with stakeholders
·    Steer and encourage discussions with x-functional stakeholders to ensure adequate and timely alignment on proposed direction(s)
·    Independently identify and manage (senior) stakeholder group, establish solid working relationship and steer communication
·    Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions:

  • POPS and Sourcing (Creation functions, Footwear, Apparel and A&G sourcing, etc.)
  • Markets (SCM and Sales functions)
  • Marketing (horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
  • GOPS (Global IT, SCM, etc.)
  • Corporate functions


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Soft skills: 

·    End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
·    Creative, energetic personality, able to influence the agenda
·    Decisive, taking ownership and leadership appearance
·    Track record on coaching, talent and team management
·    Experience in multi-cultural and cross-divisional management

Hard skills: 
·    Advance leadership and management training
·    Excellent presentation and story-telling skills
·    Proven track records in managing large teams and/or external consultant
·    Ability to launch large-scale projects and proven track records of strategic project management experience, advanced understanding of business process management, methodologies, and principles
·    Business acumen and in-depth knowledge on Sourcing and/ or operation related processe


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
·    Instills a team culture in which all important issues are discussed openly and constructively
·    Support definition and drive people strategy (e.g. recruitment)
·    Empowers individual team members and generates a can-do culture
·    Ambassadorship across network
Requisite Education and Qualifications:
·    Between 7-8 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. top tier consulting, project management, apparel/fashion, supply chain management, background)
·    Within which 1-2 years proven track record of large scale project / program management experience; direct report / team management a plus
·    University degree, PMP and lean sigma certification preferred

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 Project Management (Sustainability), Strategy and Programs, Global Operations

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Hong Kong
TEAM:  Global Operations
State:  HK
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  329832
Date:  Oct 17, 2021