Director Projects, MM&KC

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Develop, support and manage key initiatives across the commercial organization to achieve top priorities


He/she will achieve this mission by:

  • Play as the key interface of all commercial channel initiatives
  • Support MM&KC SVP in driving and guiding initiative owners in planning, execution and tracking of projects
  • Providing deep-dive support on initiatives with value-added analysis
  • Communicating with key stakeholders regarding initiative progress, risks, and recommended future actions


Key Responsibilities:


Project Planning

  • Coordinate and manage initiative development, planning and prioritization processes across functions
  • Engage with MM&KC SVP to identify initiative owners and core team members
  • Drive and guide initiative owners to set initiative objectives, develop detailed plans and define KPIs
  • Ensure project objectives are aligned with strategic direction of commercial channels


Project Management / Support / Communications

  • Engage with initiative owners and key stakeholders to determine role and contribution for each initiative
  • Manage and guide the overall project life-cycle from start to finish
  • Proactively recommend and align on additional support to be provided
  • Work with initiative owners to build high quality and constructive project updates for review
  • Act as liaison and communication bridge across the organization to build alignment on initiative direction and priorities, and to manage cross-initiative interdependences 
  • Proactively share best practices and escalate any potential issues, risks and new opportunities identified


Systems and Processes

  • Provide active process management and value-added analysis – typically focused on initiatives that require:
  • New or custom process development
  • Ad-hoc data analysis and insight
  • Heavy cross-functional alignment and management
  • Prepare regular updates to MM&KC SVP on overall Commercial Channels initiative progress
  • Coordinate with Corporate PMO on initiative KPI and performance evaluation
  • Provide senior management with objective perspective on progress, priorities and directions while managing their expectations
  • Provide advice and feedback to initiative owners and core members to ensure high quality, timely execution
  • Act as communication bridge across the organization to build alignment on initiative direction and priorities, and proactively escalate any potential issues, risks and new opportunities identified



  • Drive and guide initiative owners to further develop project management skills and discipline



  • Initiative achievement, contribution to initiative teams, and overall business impact
  • Overall project leadership, communications, goal-oriented, problem solving, strategic influence.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong process and project management skills – organized approach but also able to be flexible to meet changing needs;
  • Solid business sense and analytic/critical-thinking skills – able to solve problems using both conventional judgment and ad-hoc analysis;
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Team leadership – able to lead and influence project teams across different functions towards a common objective;
  • Strong multi-tasking ability to handle multiple projects across various topics at the same time;
  • Willingness to learn and adapt –to build business acumen and develop general management competency;
  • Initiative & entrepreneurial – take initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement;
  • People oriented – ability to work with, service, and navigate across a wide network throughout the organization;
  • Confident communicator and presenter, especially to senior management


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree or above
  • MBA or other business-related qualification
  • Experience with leading consumer brand
  • Experience in leading management consulting firm
  • Solid skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.
  • Basic statistics and modeling knowledge
  • Strong communication skills – Fluent written and spoken in both English and Mandarin



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Job Title:  Director Projects, MM&KC

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Administrative
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  385791
Date:  Dec 2, 2021