Senior Manager Human Resources

Leads the HR business relationship for multiple departments within the adidas Brand, in the areas of team performance, employee engagement, talent development, employee relations, performance management, recruitment, immigration/mobility and rewards.  Partners with the HR Director to develop and implements HR strategies that enhance and support the business.  Strategically partners closely with assigned leaders and employees to ensure Global and regional HR programs are implemented and supported thoughtfully and in accordance with adidas policy.  Helps to create and foster a culture that recognizes outstanding achievement, enables individuals to reach their potential, and ensures all employees are treated with respect and fairness in the performance of their responsibilities.



  • Provides counsel to management and employees on various human resources matters including employee relations, performance management, employment law compliance, policy interpretation, compensation and benefits, and recruitment support. 
  • Partners with management to diagnose organizational design, development or training needs of the organization and make the most appropriate tool or resource available to meet the business needs. 
  • Partners closely with management of assigned groups in structuring and developing their respective teams to maximize performance and employee engagement.  Coaches Managers on talent and succession management and how to best to motivate and challenge all members of their teams, (from high performers to under performers) to ensure employee performance, engagement and accountability.  
  • Partners with the Talent team to build internal and external pipelines of high calibre, culturally diverse talent to meet the needs of the business with regards to succession and workforce planning. 
  • Assists with developing and maintaining communications programs that successfully impart the company’s mission, values, culture, and objectives. 
  • Solicits resources both internally and externally (e.g. financial, headcount) to appropriately execute human resources strategies. 
  • Establish and effectively builds relationships with HR colleagues to ensure close alignment and partnership with respect to employee HR support and administration.   This includes performance management, recruitment, compensation adjustments, benefit administration and mobility topics.
  • Partner with HR Director to drive cultural change efforts in the organization through strategic HR initiatives.



  • Local and Regional HR Managers & Specialists
  • Assigned client groups and leaders
  • Compensation and Benefits 
  • Talent Partnering
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Controlling and Legal



  • Proven ability to influence senior management in relation to people and team matters.
  • Ability to evaluate organizations, identify themes and work with leaders in order to identify HR solutions in order for them to increase effectiveness.
  • Strong business judgment with the ability to connect human resources with business goals. 
  • Strong employee relations and organizational development experience. 
  • Excellent team orientation experience in a global organization. 
  • Strong process orientation, analytical and planning abilities with a pragmatic approach to problem solving. 
  • Ability to connect with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong PC skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. SAP HR a plus. 



  • BS/BA or equivalent professional certification in Human Resources Management, business administration or psychology. 
  • Five plus years progressive human resources experience, preferably in a multi-national company.
  • Experience working in a progressive organization preferred.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization with Global partners. 


*Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best.  We embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that reflects our consumers and communities.

adidas offers robust and progressive medical, including HSA (Health Savings Account) with employer funding or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) options, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, adoption, with surrogate and fertility support, short and long-term disability, and basic life and AD&D insurance, which can be supplemented with employee-paid coverage. Employees are able to enroll in adidas’ 401k plan and Stock Purchase Plan with employer match. *Full-time employees are eligible for education assistance and generous Leave policies including 14 weeks of paid parental leave.

*Employees are eligible to earn an annual bonus based on both company and personal performance. Employees accrue prorated flexible time off in the amount .4388 hours per day that increases with years of service, eleven paid holidays throughout the calendar year and Service Time Off during milestone years.

*The anticipated low and high end of the base pay range for this position is $126,155 to 157,665. Actual salary will be based on various factors, such as a candidate’s experience, qualifications, skills and competencies, and proficiency for the role. 

*We officially returned to office in a hybrid work environment, working 3 days in office and 2 days remote but the nature of this role requires the individual to be in the office more.The working location of this position is Los Angeles, California.  

*Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English.

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 Manager Human Resources

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Los Angeles
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  511040
Date:  May 8, 2024