Internship - Retail & Franchise Strategy Europe (m/f/d)

Are you #heretocreate the future of sport with us? Are you ready to put the books aside and get hands-on experiences? Here is your chance to join the best sports brand in the world.


adidas is a truly global company with its roots in Germany. Around the world we employ over 57,000 people. Employees from about 100 nations are working at our global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany – the ‘World of Sports’. Every year we produce over 900 million sports and sports lifestyle products and we believe that through sports we have the power to change lives.


An internship at adidas provides you with a unique opportunity to apply what you have learned at university, use your knowledge in practice and live your passion for sports.


Join the Retail & Franchise Strategy Europe Team:

We are responsible for the implementation of the Creating The New Strategy across the European Retail & Franchise business. The team is directly supporting Senior Management in the decision making process, supervising the European workstreams in close collaboration with all functions involved as well as the Retail Directors in the clusters. Being part of the Global Sales function, the Retail & Franchise Strategy Europe Team is managing the adidas own and Franchise stores at the European level. 


Your tasks:

  • Support the execution of adidas’ Creating The New strategy in the European Retail & Franchise business by assisting in cross-functional projects and initiatives
  • Development and preparation of senior management presentations
  • Analysis of comprehensive datasets and development of management reports
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other teams in the Retail organization
  • Driving of own projects as required
  • Support in day-to-day work


 Your profile:

  1. Outstanding academic results with a planned graduation of your Bachelor's or Master's studies in the next 1-2 years
  2. Enrolled for the complete duration of the internship or in a gap year between Bachelor's and Master’s degree (EU citizens only - only applies to EU citizens due to working permit regulations)
  3. Ideally first working experience in the sporting/consumer goods industry or in a strategic function
  4. First experiences in project management are beneficial
  5. Ideally international experience obtained through studying abroad, internship abroad or volunteer work abroad
  6. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills in combination with a strategic way of thinking
  7. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  8. Hands-on working style to get things done and ability to work under pressure to meet critical deadlines
  9. Open-minded team player with a passion for sports and lifestyle
  10. Eagerness to continuously improve oneself and to further develop own skills
  11. Fluent in English
  12. Very good MS Office skills (especially PowerPoint and Excel)


Key Facts:

  • Application Deadline: March 15th, 2020
  • Start Dates: September 1st, 2020 or September 15th, 2020
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach near Nuremberg


Your application:

  • Show us with your application (CV & motivation letter) who you are, why you want to join adidas and why this specific team
  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered



Check out: http://www.herzo.adidas-group.com/ and http://bit.ly/adidas_GFTA

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:  Internship - Retail & Franchise Strategy Europe (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Strategy
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  225975