Diversity & Inclusion Lead UK


We have a brand new position to lead Diversity & Inclusion for the UK. As our Diversity and Inclusion organization continues to expand within adidas this is a great opportunity to be part of this amazing journey.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Integrate diversity and inclusion as one of the D&I subject matter experts within the market UK  to build an inclusive and diverse culture and workforce. Influence, design, implement and execute D&I programs. Support the development and execution of the Market Diversity and Inclusion strategy, messaging, and programs in alignment with HR strategy, People Strategy and the Global Diversity Team.


This role can be based either in London or Manchester. With regular travel between the two


Key Responsibilities

Key Relationships: 

  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Talent Acquisition leaders 
  • HR Business Partners
  • Internal & External Communications 
  • Global Events
  • External suppliers/guest speakers
  • Works Council
  • Managers & Employees
  • Non-profits, diversity organizations, local government organizations
  • Agencies
  • Global diversity and inclusion team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong project management skills & ability to coordinate cross-functional project teams from concept to implementation, ideally on a national scale
  • Ability to partner with Global D&I and integrate diversity and inclusion within the market with the ability to move fast, navigate ambiguity, and collectively make an impact.
  • A team-oriented and skilled diversity and inclusion practitioner with demonstrated ability to influence, design, implement and execute programs
  • Ability to excel in both strategic and tactical thinking & executing
  • Customer/Consumer focus, end-to-end thinker
  • Service-minded and global thinking, networker
  • Integrator, able to consider multiple perspectives
  • International, cross-functional and intercultural experience
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Proven passion for the topics of diversity & inclusion, workplace culture and social impact

 Requisite Education and Experience:

  • A relevant degree from an accredited college or univeristy is relevant but not essential. Specific diversity and inclusion leadership experience is key.
  • Minimum 4 years progressive working experience in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Track record in Project management and change management, preferably on a global scale
  • Experience designing and leading employee facing programs and trainings from concept to launch 
  • Experience working with Employee Resource Groups and helping embed inclusion programs into the fabric of the culture

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:  Diversity & Inclusion Lead UK

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Stockport
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  SKP
Country/Region:  GB
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  283148
Date:  Feb 11, 2021